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If, like me, you’re in Australia then this White Christmas Recipe is probably the only type of White Christmas you’ll ever know. The type you can eat!
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas…
You can probably hear the next part in your head. It’s the famous line from one of our all-time favourite Christmas tunes, first released back in 1942.
Yes, we only dream of a real White Christmas in Australia.
But just follow this recipe which has everything you need to add a little White Christmas magic to your Christmas table wherever in the world you are.
Our White Christmas tradition
Christmas is all about tradition.
The same things we do, year after year.
And every year, this little White Christmas Recipe is relied on by home cooks to bring some extra Christmas joy.
It’s perfectly simple to make up and looks so festive piled up on your prettiest Christmas plate.
And it also makes a great which can be made up a few days in advance.
The ingredients for a White Christmas (no snow required)
The ingredients you’ll need are:
- copha (a vegetable shortening made of more than 99% coconut oil)
- powdered milk
- icing sugar
- mixed fruit
- glace cherries
- Kellogg’s rice bubbles
- desiccated coconut
- vanilla extract.
Yes, this recipe is for the old-fashioned style White Christmas that uses copha rather than white chocolate. If you’re looking for a modern recipe that uses White Chocolate, check out this one by Bake Play Smile.
The precise quantities for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Making up this White Christmas Slice
You’ll need a standard slice tin (approx 28 x 18cm) to make up this recipe and a heatproof bowl for mixing the ingredients.
Prepare the tin by greasing and lining with baking paper, leaving paper overhanging at sides to assist with removal of slice later.
Mix the dry ingredients together (apart from a little of the coconut that is sprinkled in the slice tray and then on top of the slice) and sprinkle the vanilla extract over these ingredients.
Melt the copha in a saucepan over low heat and then pour the melted copha over the rest of the ingredients.
Remember, copha is an oil and will be extremely hot once it’s melted. Heat gently and take care when pouring it into the heatproof bowl.
Once you press the mixture into the slice tray, and sprinkle over the rest of the coconut, it’s into the fridge to set before you cut it into small squares using a sharp knife.
Keep scrolling to find detailed instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
This recipes uses mixed fruit and glace cherries, as per tradition.
However, you could substitute one or both of these ingredients with:
- pistachios, macadamias, slivered almonds or other nuts
- sultanas or currants
- dried apricots or mango, chopped.
Tips to enjoy your White Christmas
Use good quality ingredients when making this treat – it’ll make all the difference!
Store White Christmas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
If you’d like to enjoy a new take on this lovely Slice, check out our Caramilk Christmas Slice recipe.
White Christmas Recipe
- 250 grams copha
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 3/4 cup mixed fruit
- 1/4 cup glace cherries, halved
- 1 cup rice bubbles
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Lightly grease a slice tin (approx 28 x 18cm) and line with baking paper, leaving paper overhanging at sides to assist with removal of slice later.
- Add powdered milk, mixed fruit, glace cherries, icing sugar, rice bubbles and 3/4 cup of the coconut (retaining remaining 1/4 cup) to a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle vanilla extract over the mixture.
- Melt copha over low heat until completely melted. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Press mixture into slice tin and sprinkle top with remaining coconut. Place into fridge to set for at least one hour.
- Remove from fridge and cut into squares with a sharp knife.
- Store in the fridge.