Condensed Milk Coconut Balls Recipe 1 can sweetened condensed milk (400g), 1Tb vanilla essence, 1T butter, 4 Tb desiccated coconut, coconut flakes, Makes about 12 balls. In med pot heat all except flakes on med heat, stirring constantly until thick. Grease a bowl with butter and pour in mixture. Chill for 30 mins. Grease hands and using 1 tsp at a time, roll into balls and then roll in coconut flakes. Keep refrigerated.