Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread 1/2 to 3/4 bag of coconut on a cookie sheet, thin. Bake coconut until a dark golden brown, stirring every 3 minutes. Make sure to check often to avoid burning. In my oven this takes about 15-20 minutes.
1 bag coconut flakes
1/2 gallon ice cream
Roll vanilla ice cream into balls and then into baked coconut, the more coconut the better! Eat immediately with Mrs. Richardson's Hot Fudge, or simply freeze the ice cream balls with coconut for later!