Lychee & ginger sorbet

Lychee & ginger sorbet

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus freezing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This refreshing make-ahead dessert is a cooling way to finish off a Chinese-themed dinner party

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
181
protein
2g
carbs
46g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
1g
sugar
46g
salt
0.07g

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g cans lychees in syrup
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • thumb-size piece ginger, sliced
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 pieces stem ginger in syrup, shredded plus some syrup to serve

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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. Blitz the drained lychees, fresh ginger slices and lychee syrup in a blender until very finely chopped. Pour through a sieve. Tip into a 1-litre container and freeze for at least 6 hrs until solid.
  2. Break up the frozen mix, then put in a food processor. Tip in the egg white and whizz until thick, pale and smooth. Return to the container and freeze again, ideally overnight. Serve in scoops with slices of stem ginger and syrup poured over, with Chinese fortune cookies or thin butter or almond biscuits.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2010

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maddyofficial1's picture
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Perfect for my 'guests', didn't quite suite my taste buds myself though!

felicityhm's picture
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Absolutely delicious! I made this for a thai dinner party and everyone loved it. It does need at least 30 minutes out of the freezer before serving to be able to soften it enough to get a spoon in.

1810jules - I had leftovers in the freezer for a week and they were fine when I finished them off.

1810jules's picture

How long can this be kept in the freezer? If I make it a week in advance will it be ok?

hilarysa3's picture
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Scrummy anytime. Light and refreshing.

I added a the juice from a third can of lychees after the first step, which made it easier to blend and add the egg white. I won't bother seiving it next time as it seems an unnecessary step. I'll definately be making it again, as it is so simple.

akapuleran's picture
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Really light and refreshing. Perfect after a Chinese meal.

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