Coconut Ice (sweet delicious treat)

Coconut Ice

4 cups confectioner's sugar
3 cups desiccated coconut
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
395g (1) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 drops of pink or red food coloring

Line a square 2" deep pan with baking paper and let some hang over top.

Add sifted confectioner's sugar, cream of tartar, condensed milk, coconut and vanilla essence into a bowl and combine well (use your hands if needed). Split mixture into two batches. Put 2-3 drops of pink/red food coloring into one half and mix well (use hands if needed). Press the white mixture neatly into the pan and smooth out the top, then press the pink mixture neatly on top of the white mixture and try to smooth it out to look even. Cover and refrigerate and let set to firm for 3 hours. lift from the pan and cut into small squares (using a warm sharp knife or a serrated knife). Pack into bags, boxes or store in an airtight glass container (placing the coconut ice into an airtight glass container keeps it fresh for longer).

Note: Different color food coloring and flavoring can be used.