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Coconut Laddoos/Coconut Fudge Balls are easy to make and delicious as dessert or as edible gifts for any festival.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, edible gift, festival recipe, Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 balls


  • 4 cups milk powder
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 1 cup milk at room temperature
  • ⅓ - ½ cup melted ghee (clarified butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp rose water


  • Mix milk, ghee and rose water in a wide pan.
  • Put the pan on low heat. Immediately add the milk powder and stir the mixture till its like a smooth paste.
  • If there are lumps, break it with the back of the spoon. Remember to keep on stirring continuously for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar and keep on stirring it, over low to medium heat. At this stage the mixture will become like a liquid.
  • Keep stirring and cooking it for 3-4 minutes over low heat.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and cardamom powder. Keep on stirring till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and comes together like a dough.
  • Take the pan off the heat. Remove the mixture into a bowl or plate.
  • Let it cool till you're able to touch it without getting burnt. Don't let it become cold completely, otherwise it becomes difficult to roll into balls.
  • Grease your hands with some ghee or butter.
  • Take about 1 -1½ tbsp of the mixture and press it in you fist and roll it into a ball.
  • Roll the ball in desiccated coconut and keep on a tray or a plate.
  • Roll balls with the remaining mixture. Grease your hands often so that the mixture does not stick to your hands.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container till you're ready to serve it.


  • Use unsalted melted butter instead of ghee.
    Add flavours of your choice like orange zest, vanilla, etc.
    Roll the balls in finely chopped nuts or sugar strands.
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