Lychee I Scream
the icecream started to melt big time with all those lights i switched to take out the photo....maybe i should rename it as lychee smoothie??
i love ice-cream and i can keep eating it even when i know i gotta stop or my clothes are going to get too tight... but i am adult na, so no more.. 'i think you have had enough' bakwass from my sis!!(older sisters are too bossy, i tell ya).
When Sig of Live to Eat announced the AFAM as lychee.. my mind went to the lychee ice-cream i had in india. It was delicious and the fragrance.. yes fragrance not aroma, the ice-cream gave was a treat for my mouth and my nose... i think i did smell the ice-cream a lil too many times, coz i got the 'look' from my sis... had to stop then :(
Here is my recipe..as always i try to make it low fat...so that i can eat more without the guilt...he he he
3 cups low fat milk (i used 2% organic)
1 cup fat free condensed milk
1 cup sugar
12 lychees- sliced (pitted of-course!)
1/2 tsp. cardamom (love cardamom)
2 lychees cut in cubes - for decoration
Combine the milk and the 1/2 the condensed milk on medium-low flame and cook till reduced in half. It should be much thicker than what you have started with.
In the blender add the 12 lychees,remaining condensed milk and sugar. Puree this well and add to the thickened milk mixture.
Add the cardamom powder to the above, cook the milk mixture for a few more minutes. Take this away from heat and let it cool.
Now pour this into individual ramekins or a big bowl and freeze till the ice-cream is set.
Before serving, chop up remaining lychees and add on top of the ice-cream and in the bowl you are serving this yummy thing.
Note: this is not too smooth like the ones we get in stores or i guess even with an ice-cream maker.
another point, to make it creamier, you should probably take out the ice-cream when it is partially set and churn it well in the blender and allow it to reset. this gives a creamier version.... but i am lazy and decided to deal with any ice-crystals that would come my way (surprisingly- they were none!)