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Lychee Coconut Sorbet

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    Since I bought my ice cream maker a few weeks ago I’ve been experimenting with different flavors of ice cream.  Even though my husband objected to buying ice cream maker in the first place, I knew I was going to buy one regardless so I had kept all the ice cream and sorbet recipes I found even before we purchased one.

    When my fellow Bay Area blogger Jean shared her Lychee-Coconut Sorbet on her beautiful blog, Lemon and Anchovies, I knew I was going to try making it.  I love the flavor of Lychee after an Asian meal.  It’s tartness seems to cut through the grease quite well.  The best part about this recipe is I can stock up ingredients in the pantry so I can make it anytime since my freezer bowl is now always in the freezer waiting for its next challenge.

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    My sorbet photos didn’t turn out as well as I liked so please take a look at Jean’s Lychee-Coconut Sorbet post if you need any convincing that this sorbet was absolutely delicious.  I bought a new ice cream scooper for my future ice cream/sorbet posts so I can make a nice round ice cream/sorbet shape!

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    Lychee Coconut Sorbet
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    3 hrs 30 mins
     
    Home made refreshing lychee coconut sorbet recipe with shredded coconut. Perfect dessert to clean the palate after a greasy meal! 
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: homemade ice cream, Sorbet
    Servings: 6
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    • 2 cans lychees (1 can = 20 oz) (including syrup)
    • ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut
    • 2 tsp lime Juice (2 tsp = ½ lime)
    Instructions
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Lychee Coconut Sorbet Ingredients
    2. Using a blender (not a food processor), pureé the drained fruit and shredded coconut until smooth and set aside.
      Lychee Coconut Sorbet 1
    3. Add 2 cups of lychee syrup from the cans into the blender. Mix quickly with a spoon. Keep the blender in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to meld.
      Lychee Coconut Sorbet 2
    4. Pass the mixture through a sieve into a large bowl (that will fit in your freezer). Then put the remaining solids back in the blender and blend again with 1 Tbsp. of liquid. Pass the mixture through a sieve again and chill the bowl in the freezer for about a half hour (or a little more if you have time).
    5. Right before making sorbet, add the fresh lime juice into the mixture and stir.
      Lychee Coconut Sorbet 3
    6. Start mixing with your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions. I set timer for about 30 minutes.
      Lychee Coconut Sorbet 4
    7. When it’s done, transfer to an air tight container and keep it in the freezer for 3+ hours.
      Lychee Coconut Sorbet 5
    Recipe Notes

    Equipment you will need:

    • Ice cream maker

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