You can thaw this several hours in refrigerator before serving
1 (3oz.) can flaked coconut
½c. vanilla wafer crumbs
2tblsp. melted butter
2 (3oz.) pkgs. lime flavor gelatin
2c. boiling water
1 (6oz.) can frozen limeade concentrate
Fewdrops green food color
1qt. plus 1pt. vanilla ice cream, softened
Carefully toast ½ c. coconut in moderate oven (375°) about 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Set aside.
Combine remaining coconut, crumbs, butter and sugar. Lightly press into 11 X 7 X 1½" pan and bake in moderate oven (375°) 6 to 7 minutes. Cool.
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add limeade concentrate, food color, ice cream and salt; stir until dissolved. Pour into crust. Top with reserved toasted coconut and garnish with pecans, if you wish. Freeze until firm. Cover tightly. Return to freezer.