A delicious, easy, no bake treat.
Prepare an 8 inch square pan by covering the inside with 2 sheets of plastic wrap.
Mix the condensed milk and the sugar in a bowl until smooth.
Add the coconut and stir until all the ingredients are blended.
Put half of the mixture into the prepared pan and press down until smooth and even.
Add two drops of food colouring to the remainder of the mixture and mix until blended.
Place this on top of the white mixture and spread until even.
Refrigerate for two hours.
Remove from the pan onto a flat surface. Remove the plastic wrap and slice into squares.
Note: Technically there is no such thing as “unsweetened condensed milk”, it is always sweetened. Condensed milk is heated with sugars until it’s the consistency of heavy cream with 11 – 12 gms of sugar per tablespoon. Not to be confused with evaporated milk which is simply cooked to reduce the amount of water in the milk. Sugar is often added but in much less quantities – 1 gm per tablespoon. This gives evaporated milk a much thinner consistency. They are very different products. We did try both evaporated and condensed milk in creating this recipe and condensed milk produced a much higher quality result.