Only 1 ingredient to get down and 35 moves to do it, seems like a lot, but it really isn’t. Each of the blocks here are 3 hit blocks and there are 6 in the center row where the ingredient is located. You need to smash through the middle to get the ingredient down to the bottom and out the bottom. You are given 2 coconut wheels frozen down on the bottom right and bottom left to help you smash through the remaining blocks. Try to shoot some vertical striped candies down the middle three columns to give you some room to work with.
Patricia Frederick’s Tips for Candy Crush Level 253
Pick a side and hammer it with everything you can. Use the coconut wheels to weaken that side/middle area as much as you can. Then work almost underneath the ingredient to get it to drop through to the open area on the board.