Easy coconut ice balls recipe

Posted on March 22nd, 2016

Treat the kids with this yummy coconut ice balls recipe – perfect for birthday parties.

Coconut ice balls

This delicious treat is perfect for birthday parties or as a special treat with tea time.


  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 ½ cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Sift icing sugar and cream of tartar into a large bowl.
  • Mix vanilla essence into the can of condensed milk.
  • Add coconut and condensed milk mixing well to combine all.
  • Scoop out generous mounds with a teaspoon and roll into balls.
  • Then roll again into loose coconut to cover the balls.
  • Let them rest for an hour or so, will be ready to pack and store once set.
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