Refreshing lychee & lime sorbet

Refreshing lychee & lime sorbet

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Plus freezing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Turn a can of lychees into a no-fat fragrant dessert. A perfect ending to many meals

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily halved
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
137
protein
16g
carbs
35g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
1g
sugar
35g
salt
0.04g

Ingredients

  • 3 x 400g cans lychees in syrup
  • 50g caster sugar
  • egg white
  • zest from 2 limes, juice from 1

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Method

  1. Drain the syrup from two cans of lychees into a small pan. Add the sugar and dissolve over a gentle heat. Bring to the boil for 1 min.
  2. Blitz the drained lychees in a food processor until very finely chopped. Pour in the lime juice and syrup with the blade still whirring – don’t worry if the mix isn’t perfectly smooth at this point. Tip into a 1-litre container and freeze for at least 6 hrs until solid.
  3. Break up the frozen mix, then return to the bowl of the processor. Tip in the egg white and whizz until thick, pale and smooth. Add zest from 1 lime. Return to the container and freeze again, ideally overnight. Serve in scoops with remaining lychees scattered with a remaining zest.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2007

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flossyfi's picture
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Delicious! Definitely needs the egg to make it easy to serve and creamy. I could only find 2 tins of lychees so served it with raspberries which went well.

abident's picture
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Delicious, super easy and perfect after something spicy.

blossompossum's picture
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I've made this Sorbet with just 2 cans of lychees (only using about 3/4 of the juice) a squeeze of lime juice and no egg white. I don't just add sugar though, I make a batch of syrup and use some of that. Made it in an ice cream maker, took a while for it to start freezing but wonderful flavour. I will never put eggs in my ice creams, don't like them. Would have given 5 stars, if no eggs.

adamj1984's picture
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Didn't turn out well - far too solid to serve in scoops; quite grainy; not particularly flavoursome.

amyndaz's picture
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Very nice and refreshing. Found it a bit granular as i didn't add the egg. I did wonder whether you would be able to add coconut milk to add a creaminess to it?

antower1's picture
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Made this dessert to follow a curry and everyone loved it !! Found it very refreshing and not filling at all. Quite a hit all round. Will certainly make it again !!

saniandkyle's picture
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Very nice and so easy. Will definitely make it again.

madikken's picture
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This is the best sorbet ever! I have made it a ton of times. I have also served it alongside Chocolate fondants and as coctail( but then I add a splash of vodka)

itgirl's picture
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Fabulous, so refreshing and easy to make all my guests were very impressed

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