One of the most unique and flavorful fruits of the tropics turned into ice-cream? Yes please! 1000 times healthier than store bought and so much more fun.
Recipe: Lychee Coconut Ice-cream
- 2 20-oz Cans lychee, including syrup (yields 3 cups drained fruit and 2 1/2 cups liquid)
- 1/2 cup - Coconut milk, full fat
- Juice of 1/2 – 1 lime
Puree the drained fruit until smooth and set aside. We recommend using a blender instead of a food processor for a creamier texture. In a medium sauce pan, heat the lychee syrup over medium heat and allow to cook for a few minutes until reduced by 1/4 cup. Add the coconut milk, and reduced syrup to the pureed fruit. Chill in the freezer for about a half hour. Add the fresh lime juice and stir. Process in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.
Star Ingredient: Lychee
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