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Chocolate Coconut Ice is a simple and quick sweet made using desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk. It is perfect as an edible gift for festivals, good as a side for Thanksgiving or for your bake sales.

Chocolate Coconut Ice
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My version of this Chocolate coconut ice is a fusion recipe with flavours from cardamom or rose water and chocolate combined. This recipe goes well with all ages. Kids love it and so do elders. 

Different ways of making Chocolate Coconut Ice

Recipe 1

I make this Chocolate Coconut Ice in multiple ways. When I started making this I use to make the base layer of coconut infused with cardamom flavour. Then I top it with melted white chocolate which has rose syrup infused. One can use milk chocolate here too.

Recipe 2

The second method I do is make 2 layers using the same base made of desiccated coconut, condensed milk and cream. Then in one portion, I add some melted milk chocolate. 

4 pieces of Chocolate Coconut Ice served on a small glass plate. Seen along are some festive gift boxes

Recipe 3

The third recipe is using complete chocolate. I.e. no layering, of plain coconut and chocolate. I add the melted milk chocolate too, the desiccated coconut, condensed milk and cream mixture and let it set.

I like to slightly cook my desiccated coconut along with condensed milk and fresh cream. However, this step is optional. One can simply combine the ingredients and let it set to make it a completely no-cook recipe.

Ingredients used in Chocolate Coconut Ice

The first main ingredient used is Desiccated coconut. It forms the base of the recipe.

The next main ingredient is sweetened condensed milk. This adds sweetness as well as binds everything together. 

Fresh cream is added to add a bit of moistness to the sweet. This is optional and can be skipped completely. 

Chocolate is another key ingredient. It adds to taste and kids love it. I use white or milk chocolate for different versions. Read above for the different versions using chocolate.

Cardamom powder and Rose Water is used for flavour Chocolate coconut ICe

Chocolate chips are just added for garnish and presentation purposes.

Chocolate Coconut Ice arranged on a white plate. Seen along are a few pieces on a glass plate. seen along are some festive gift boxes.

Few more variations with this recipe

  • One can add food colour of choice on the top layer
  • Sweet Rose Syrup can be added to the top layer if you do not want to add chocolate. 

Vegan Substitutions

This is not a vegan recipe as I have used normal sweetened condensed milk and fresh cream. However, one can replace the normal condensed milk with vegan condensed milk and vegan cream or coconut cream. If you cannot find vegan or coconut cream, use vegan coconut milk instead. One can even skip the cream or milk completely.

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Chocolate Coconut Ice
Chocolate Coconut Ice

Chocolate Coconut Ice

Chocolate Coconut Ice is a simple and quick sweet made using desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk.
4.93 from 13 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, International
Keyword: Cardamom, Chocolate, Christmas, Condensed Milk, Desiccated Coconut, Diwali Recipes, Edible Gifts, Festival Special Recipes, Rose Syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 56 pieces (Depending on size)
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

For the Base Coconut Layer

  • 235 grams -3 Cups- Desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 Cup – 3/4 Can – Condensed milk
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder

Recipe 1 – For the Top Chocolate Layer (White Chocolate layer – Only Chocolate)

  • 300 grams – about half cup melted – white chocolate -One can use milk chocolate too
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp rose syrup
  • 1/8 tsp Cardamom powder for garnishing

Recipe 2 – For the Top Chocolate Layer (Milk Chocolate layer along with coconut)

  • 285 grams -3.5 Cups- Desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 Cup – 3/4 Can – Condensed milk
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy cream

Garnish

  • 2-3 tbsp Chocolate chips or nuts for garnish

Instructions

For the Base Coconut Layer

  • In a heavy bottom pot, add desiccated coconut
    Desiccated Coconut
  • Add condensed milk and heavy cream.
    Adding of Fresh Cream in coconut mixture
  • Cook until the mixture starts thickening.
    Cooking the coconut and Condensed milk mixture
  • Once the mixture has thickened add add Cardamom powder and switch off
    Adding of Cardamom in coconut mixture
  • Remove and transfer on a greased pan. One can layer it with butter paper or parchment paper too.
    Layering with butterpaper
  • Layer the coconut mixture gently tapping the top with the back of a spoon or a spatula. 
    Setting the cardamom flavoured coconut in a tray

Recipe 1 – For the Top Chocolate Layer (White Chocolate layer – Only Chocolate)

  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  • Add heavy cream to it, mix it.
  • Add rose syrup to it and mix again

Assembling Recipe 1

  • Pour the melted chocolate and cream mixture on top of the Coconut layer.
    Chocolate Coconut Ice
  • Spread it evenly on the bottom layer
  • Let it set in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut it and serve. Before cutting let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes for easy cutting.

Recipe 2 – For the Milk Chocolate Layer

  • In a heavy bottom pot, add desiccated coconut, condensed milk and heavy cream.
  • Cook until the mixture starts thickening.
  • In a double boiler or a microwave melt the milk chocolate.

Assembling Recipe 2

  • Add melted chocolate mixture to the coconut mixture and mix.
    Adding of melted chocolate
  • Mix it evenly so that the chocolate is incorporated in the whole mixture
    Chocolate coconut mixture
  • Layer the chocolate coconut mixture on top of the coconut mixture and layer it evenly by gently tapping the top with the back of a spoon or a spatula. 
    Chocolate Coconut Ice set in a tray
  • Garnish with chocolate or nuts
    Chocolate Coconut Ice set in a tray with chocolate chips on top
  • Let it set in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
    Coconut Barfi being set
  • Using a sharp knife, cut it and serve. Before cutting let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes for easy cutting.

Notes

  • Standard US Size cups used
  • The recipe can be halved or doubled easily
  • One can only make the coconut mixture or only the chocolate coconut mixture.
  • Keep refrigerated and consume within 8-10 days.
  • It stays good for 15 days or more in the refrigerator, but best to consume soon due to the use of fresh cream and condensed milk.
  • I have used a big tray size as I was making a big batch. The tray size was for the base and the milk chocolate mix. 
  • If the tray is big, just layer it as much as you can and the thickness you require. It does not have much liquid so you should be fine setting it in.
 
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Updates

The recipe first appeared on my blog on November 13, 2018. Today I am changing the recipe a little, by changing the ratio of ingredients used as well as adding more flavours and variety. Pics and contents are changed as well.

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Sangeeta sethi

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Very innovative and delicious preparation.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Thank You so much

Courtney

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

this sounds really nice! I love coconut in deserts.

Jayashree

Tuesday 6th of November 2018

This looks yumm and ideal for any occasion. Love the flavours of coconut and mixed with chocolate it must be awesome.

Adriana Lopez Martin

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

I love Indian cuisine but have never tried a dessert like this! Looks and sounds so yummy and best is that it has condensed milk and cardamom, yummy

Chef Mireille

Sunday 28th of October 2018

oh wow what a novel idea and I love the flavors in this!

Jessica

Monday 29th of October 2018

These sound amazing! I cannot wait to try this recipe out! I just love coconut so much!!!