Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Ice

Halloween is creeping ever closer and I was trying to think up some more candy recipes to share with you guys. As it’s always nice to share something homemade with friends,  family and even Trick or Treater’s. I remember one of my favourite treats when visiting the fair or village fates was coconut ice. It was smooth, creamy and crunchy all at the same time. The layers of pink and white were so enticing and pretty but not very Halloweeny! I wanted to put more of a festive spin on this treat so with a little help from some food colouring and a generous helping of my homemade pumpkin pie spice I came up with a twist on the original and now I can share with you my Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Ice.

Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Ice

Adding in the Halloween

As you can see from the above image I have used three different colours synonymous with Halloween yellow, orange and black because I use gel colours I only have to use a small amount of each colour. And to top them off I have used some mellowcreme pumpkins for an even more festive look, but they are completely optional as I know they can be hard to come by in the UK.

Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Ice

I just love these little sweet candy pumpkins.

Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Ice

Easy to make

There are only a few ingredients in these yummy treats, sweetened condensed milk, icing sugar (confectioners sugar), desiccated coconut a few drops of food gel colouring and the secret star of the show pumpkin pie spice.

Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Ice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Coconut ice has a smooth sweet flavour but to make it more seasonal I added in a generous 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of this lovely warming spice. This may not sound like a lot but this spice mix really does pack a punch and this is more than enough to give this a warming after taste.

Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Ice

It won’t take you long to whip a batch of this up, most of the time it takes is inactive setting time. So why not serve up something a little different this Halloween and treat your guests to a slab of Halloween pumpkin pie spice coconut ice!

Other Halloween treats to try

Broken Glass Bleeding Red Velvet Cupcakes

Halloween Broken Glass Cupcakes
Halloween Spiral Cookies

Halloween spiral cookies
Halloween Candy Explosion Chocolate Bark

Halloween Candy Explosion Chocolate Bark
Jack O Lantern Cheese Ball

Jack O Lantern Cheese Ball
Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Ice
 
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A Halloween twist on a fairground treat. Lightly spiced with pumpkin pie spice and brightly coloured for Halloween. A soft sweet treat with a warming afterglow!
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Recipe type: Sweet/Candy
Cuisine: British
Serves: 16 squares
Ingredients
  • 397 gram tin of sweetened condensed milk, (1 and ¼ cups)
  • 397 grams Icing sugar (Confectioners sugar), (2 and ⅔ cup + 2/8 cup)
  • 350 grams desiccated coconut, (3 and ⅓ cup)
  • 2 and ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • If Using
  • 16 Mellowcreme Pumpkins
  • 1 tablespoon Icing sugar (Confectioners sugar)
  • A drop of water
Instructions
  1. Get a 8 x 8 square tin and line it with clingfilm (plastic wrap) make sure you leave plenty of over hang. Place it to one side.
  2. Put the sweetened condensed milk in a large mixing bowl and sieve the icing sugar and pumpkin pie spice into it.
  3. Mix all this really well together, the mixture will get stiff but keep mixing until everything is well combined.
  4. Work in the coconut, you may want to use your hands as the mixture will feel very stiff.
  5. Split the mixture into 3 and add the different food colourings to each of the portions.
  6. Take the yellow portion first and put it in the tin and press it down flat. Then add the orange layer on top and press it flat as well. Then finish with the black layer. Press it all down as hard as you can then place the tin to one side, leave uncovered for at least 3 hours.
  7. Once that time is up, lift the coconut ice out of the tin, peel off the clingfilm and place the slab on a chopping board and chop it up into 16 equal squares.
  8. If you are able to get hold of mellowcreme pumpkins, attach each one to each of the squares by mixing the tablespoon of icing sugar with a drop of water till you have a paste like consistency.
  9. Put a small drop on the bottom of each pumpkin and press gently down onto the coconut ice square. If you couldn't get hold of any you could use any candy you choose instead.
  10. Kept in an airtight tin these squares will keep for around 2 weeks.
Notes
Most of the time is inactive setting time.

 

Author: Emma

I make, photograph and write every post on Bake Then Eat. If you ever come over to visit you will be presented with a plethora of home bakes, expect to leave my home a few pounds heavier and with a doggy bag!

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10 Comments

  1. This looks amazing! I am a sucker for coconut treats and love all the layers and the colors are gorgeous! So festive and perfect for Halloween!

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    • Hi Kelly, thank you I too have a real weak spot for coconut and this always hits the spot 😀

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  2. I am making this – I AM MAKING THIS. Coconut ice is like my all time favourite thing ever. If there’s a shop that sells it, I’m trying it. I’ve yet to come across any that are as good as homemade though.

    Love those little pumpkins on top!
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    • Hi Emma 😀 I know I love coconut ice as well I make it all the time especially in the summer, it reminds me of really bad cheesy English fair grounds! How cool are those pumpkins? I so wish they were more available in the UK.

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    • Hi Maureen thank you, it is an easy homemade treat to make and well worth it 😀

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    • Hi Miranda, I think it may be a British thing, its very popular over here. If your mum is a coconut fan then she will love this. Traditionally it doesn’t have any spice in it and it is a white layer topped with a pink layer. I am sure google can help you out 😀

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    • Hi Angie thank you I love mellowcreme pumpkins, I just wish they were more widely available in the UK 🙂

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