Sandy Mika


My mother in law showed me how to make this many years ago. When you have milk that has gone bad she told me never throw it a way that's a waste, make candy. So this recipe does not have exact amounts it goes according to how much milk you have.

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15 Min
1 Hr
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2 c
milk, sour
2 c
coconut, shredded
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
vanilla, or coconut extract
cinnamon sticks (optional)


1if using a bag of sweetened shredded coconut you would just add a few table spoons of sugar. If using fresh shredded or grated coconut use more sugar. Just adjust according to your taste.

2shred coconut if using a fresh one you can pour the water from the coconut into the pot also.

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3pour milk into pot add coconut, start with 2 or 3 tbs of sugar 1 tsp of vanilla and if using cinnamon 1 sticks.

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4cook over medium low heat constantly stirring and continue cooking and stirring until mixture thickens. Taste to check sweetness and add more sugar if needed.

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5when very thick place tablespoon sized mounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper, refrigerate to cool. enjoy 8]
you can add a little food coloring for color if you like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Puerto Rican