Coconut Drops

Photo by Carlington Wilmot

Summer/Fall 2006

  • 2 cups coconut, diced
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger (or 1 tablespoon root ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound/450g brown sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • Pinch of salt


  1. To dice, pry coconut from the shell with a knife.
  2. Bring water to a boil and add all ingredients.
  3. Boil for about 30 minutes (stir occasionally with a wooden spoon to keep sugar from binding) or until very sticky.
  4. Remove by spoonfuls and drop onto a greased tin sheet. Cool and eat.

-By Enid Donaldson-Mignotte

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