Monday, 20 June 2016

LYCHEE ICE-CREAM



Another weekend passed, a nice one watching a good movie in good company. Monday again, and throughout the week I wait for another Friday, going out, watching a good movie or show, a lunch or a dinner. I am still in a hangover of the movie we watched last saturday evening.... Dhanak... meaning The Rainbow.... journey of two little kids through all odds, the people they met on the way, how they helped them to reach their destination. The love between the siblings takes me long back.... when I was an over protective elder sister. All the viewers absolutely loved the kids delivering so well. At the end of the movie, we were lucky enough to be present in an interactive session with the director who said how cooperative the kids were throughout the entire shooting period, bearing the burnt of the heat in Rajasthan is not an easy task. So I dedicate these Lychee Ice-cream to those kids and look forward to watch more such amazing performance from them. The men at home are not deprived though.... a good option to have this after a pizza or burger session, specially in a tropical environment.

I love lychee, my memory of lychee goes back to the late 70s and 80s. The summer vacation was spent in maternal grandparent's house, nearby there was a lychee garden.... comprising of acres of land. So buying lychee was straight from the garden in bulk. Later, I remember it was sold and how mercilessly the trees were cut, a locality of housing was grown. Here I buy the green variety of lychee which they say come from China. At home, the men are not so fond of having lychee as a fruit, so I thought of preparing this Lychee Ice-cream for them. Let us prepare this Lychee Ice-cream together with few ingredients.

INGREDIENTS :
Lychee : 300gm
Fresh Cream : 170ml[I used Nestle]
Condensed Milk : 100ml
Vanilla Essence : 1/2tsp

METHOD :
Peel and deseed the lychees. Wash them thoroughly. Blend them in a juicer leaving 3-4 of them. Pour in a large bowl.

Blend together the fresh cream and condensed milk for 2-3 minutes. Add to the bowl. Mix well with the lychee extract.

Add the vanilla essence to the mix and stir well. Cover the bowl with its lid and freeze for 2 hours.

Take out and blend for 2-3 minutes. Cut the remaining lychees into smaller pieces and add to the mix. Stir and freeze again for 5-6 hours.

I poured them in popsicle moulds, we can pour them in the same covered bowl too and later scoop it out.

Enjoy!!


20 comments :

  1. Thanx for sharing the movie review....ice cream of lychee flavor is a perfect summer treat

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  2. Looks so inviting... such a yummilicious share dear Soma:)

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  3. Looks really yummy and refreshing! :)

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  4. I love lychee in any form...drooling here!!

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  5. A favourite of my as well, quite an invention Soma. I like the fruity infusion in the ice-cream.

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    1. Thank you Navannetham... only way to feed some fruits to my men... hehe...

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  6. As I have already mentioned earlier, that I loved your vibrant movie review, am once again reiterating it. Lichu was and still is a favourite. I would keep gobbling up till Ma would say, "AAR khashna, pet, gorom hoey jabey". Years have now transpired and I remember having litchee only as a component in some soft beverages. We don't get that beautiful blush coloured lichu of India here. Have been meaning to introduce Dia to this fruit for sometime. Thanks for the recipe. This will be perfect for her. So creamy, yummy and slurpy. Yum yum.

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    1. Thank you dear... exactly... maa n didu used to say too much of lichu causes pet groom..... hope Diya likes it... for popeye no other way but feed through ice cream... Piyali lichu gets me nostalgic.... choto masher sangey lichubagan e kinky jetam....the green china ones are very sweet...

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  7. Thanks for sharing the movie review, definitely watch. I love these litchee bars, please keep these two for me..very delicious treat my friend & perfect for this summer my friend :) :)

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    1. Thank you dear Jolly... definitely will keep for you.... it has reached by now....

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  8. Yummy!!! perfect for a hot summer day...

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    1. Thank you Shubha so much.... truly so....

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  9. Who doesn't love lychee. But sadly we don't get lychees here, I wish I could taste these!

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    1. Thanks Anupama... is it so... but you might be getting tinned ones at least....

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  10. Perfect summer treat ��..... looks so delicious��

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