Coconut Icy

Coconut Icy

This is a really big day for us over here at Sweet Potato Chronicles. I. Mean. Big. When we started this site, our babies were, well, babies. We started cooking with our kids for a lot of different reasons. We wanted to teach them the the awesomeness of food but we also hoped to one day reap the proven benefits that come along with getting the kid’s involved in the kitchen. Plus, we got some pretty hilarious material for posts from our escapades in the kitchen together. But today is a major milestone for this family as well as the SPC site. My daughter Scarlett will debut her very first recipe and post. This simple but wildly yummy icy was her creation. She’s done lots of other recipes before. In fact, she created a mean spinach puree that has become a staple in our household, but this dish is all hers from inception and testing to photographing and actually building and writing the post. (Please pardon any misspelling and typos.)

Ladies and gentleman please welcome my daughter Scarlett and her very first post. (I’m having a very proud mommy moment right now.) I’ll hand it over to her and, if you need me, I’ll be having a cry over in the corner. Take it away my beautiful girl….

Hi everyone, I’m very excited to be writing this post today. I wanted to make this recipe because I spend a lot of time on the beach in Connecticut where my nana and grandpa live. On the beach, when it gets really hot, we like to go to the ice cream truck. When I was littler, I used to get ice cream sandwiches or a pink panda popsicles but now I like to get a snow cone. I love it because at the bottom it has a gumball. So it’s a treat in a treat. It’s one of my favorite memories–on the beach with a snow cone on a hot day.

I made this recipe because I wanted to make something similar at my cottage so I didn’t have to go all the way to Connecticut for my favorite snow cone. I like it so much because you can scrape it out of the cup and when it melts you can drink it too. The only thing I miss is the gumball on the bottom. I hope you like it.

Here’s my recipe…

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Photo by Maya Visnyei

Scarlett’s Coconut Icy


  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup shaved coconut
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • juice of two limes
  • zest of one lime


In a blender, whiz the milk, coconut, honey, lime juice and zest.

Add the ice cubes, blend until the mixture is smooth, and pour it into paper cups.

Freeze the mixture for 2 hours. Serve, scrape and enjoy.



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  1. Dan Keogh
    August 20, 22:58 Reply


    Way to go honey! You did a really great job with your first post and I hope it’s the first of many more. I remember getting you all of those pink panther posicles, they were so good! I can’t wait for the next one!

    Xo Daddy

  2. Heather
    August 21, 10:49 Reply

    What a lovely post! I think my son will love this treat!

    • Laura Keogh
      August 21, 14:17 Reply

      Thank you so much for your note, Heather. Scarlett loved see a comment come in for her recipe. I hope your son enjoys her treat.

  3. Amanda Digges
    August 21, 14:15 Reply

    This is the greatest post ever!!! So excited for you Scarlett. Uncle Al & Auntie Amanda are very proud of you and can’t wait to read more.

    • Laura Keogh
      August 21, 14:19 Reply

      Thank you Auntie Amanda and Uncle Al, YOu guys are the best!! Thank you for always being so supportive of SPC. We couldn’t do it without you, especially you Chef Amanda! xo

  4. Laura
    August 21, 17:31 Reply

    Yummy!! My three year old niece will love this. Great work, Scarlett!

    • Laura Keogh
      September 04, 00:38 Reply

      Thank you so much for writing, Laura! Scarlett was so appreciate of your comment. best, Laura

  5. Kathy
    August 21, 22:13 Reply

    Wait, what!?! How am I just now hearing about this deliciousness?? You been holding out on me girl. It sounds delicious, it looks delicious and your whole post was deee-licious! Good for you Scarlett…now get Mommy a cocktail

  6. Ade Fraioli
    August 22, 10:00 Reply

    Grandpa and Nana read your post and recipe and we are going to make it this weekend and have it for desert.

    We think you did an amazing job with your first post and we are looking forward to more Can’t wait to see you again (by the way I heard the ice cream man last night and thought of you).
    Love always, Nana and Grandpa xoxo

  7. Uncle Al
    August 22, 13:49 Reply

    You’re post is very nicely done Scarlett! I don’t see why you need to go without the gumball though? Have mommy go out and get a package of gumballs so that you have them when you need them.

  8. Leah
    August 22, 16:39 Reply

    Great recipe, Scarlett! Well done and thank you for sharing! I would love to try this. I hope you don’t mind if I ask you a question. Is shaved coconut, fresh coconut? Or can I use dry shredded (unsweetened) coconut? Thanks!

    • Laura Keogh
      September 04, 00:37 Reply

      Thank so much for writing, Leah. You are so right. It is dry shredded unsweetened coconut. That was my fault. I should have caught if for Scarlett. Hope you give the icy a try still. All the best, Laura

  9. Linda
    August 23, 13:07 Reply

    Hi my name is Linda I work with your grandmother (nana) at the hospital.This recipe sounds great, I cant wait to try it.

  10. Mrs. Heath
    August 24, 00:28 Reply

    Way to go Scarlett! I am so proud of you for coming up with this recipe and your excellent write up! It looks so yummy! I’ll have to make it with my girls! See you when school starts!

    • Laura Keogh
      September 04, 00:35 Reply

      Thank you, Mrs. Heath! Let us know if Katie and Sara like it. Can’t wait to see you.

  11. Linda
    August 24, 12:42 Reply

    Hi Scarlett, I tried the coconut icy recipe .it is the best it was delicious great job,you should be very proud of yourself. Thanks for sharing.

    • Laura Keogh
      September 04, 00:35 Reply

      Hi Linda, Scarlett wanted me to thank you so much for trying her recipe and writing her. She is feeling pretty special. Thank you.

  12. Anna Camille (AC)
    September 05, 13:18 Reply

    I stumbled onto this website when a friend of mine ‘liked’ it on Facebook. Laura, it looks fantastic. I remember when you were just starting out with it. Scarlett, I’m so impressed by your post! However, I’m not surprised as you have always been great in the kitchen. I hope school is treating you well and that you continue to create and post with your mom.

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