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Lychee Granita

I’m going to share a few more frozen treats recipes for this week. Okay, this is a Lychee granita. Lychee is in season now and they are sweet and juicy. I have tweaked one of the granita recipes from The Perfect Scoop cookbook by David Lebotvitz.

Lychee Granita


500g Fresh Lychee
300 ml Water
6-8 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Lime or Lemon Juice


Peel the lychee and remove the pits. Blend lychee, water, sugar and lime juice until completely smooth. Press the mixture through a mesh strainer.

To freeze granita, pour the mixture into the dish and place in the freezer. Begin checking it after about 1 hour. Once it begins to freeze around the edges, take a fork and stir the mixture, breaking up the frozen parts near the edges into smaller chunks and raking them toward the center.

Return the dish to the freezer, then check the mixture every 30 minutes afterward, stirring each time and breaking up any large chunks into small pieces with a fork, until you have a beautiful, fine crystals of homemade granita. If any time the granita freezes too hard, simply leave it out at room temperature for a few minutes until it softens enough to be stirred again with a fork, and rake it back into crystals. Then return it to the freezer.


  1. This is so pretty. Candidate for Stumbled Upon. Boy, you are creative.

  2. I bet these are refreshing. Great photos!

  3. That looks delicious. Do you think it would taste as good with canned lychees?

  4. What a perfect summertime treat! Sounds so fresh and refreshing :)

  5. That looks great! So refreshing. I wonder about canned lychees, as well. Hmmm...

  6. So refreshing...i wish i had one today b/c the louisiana temperature is burning me up!!!

  7. @Ben: How I wish :-)

    @Ninette: Yes, they are refreshing and thanks for the comment.

    @Chocolate Shavings: Thanks. I think the canned lychees will taste good for the granita too.

    @finsmom: Thanks:)

    @anna: Thanks. The canned lychees should work well. (I think), perhaps omit the sugar or less sugar?

    @Butterfly: I guess the weather everywhere has gone a bit crazy!

  8. Goodness! This looks delish. :) I happened over this on stumble upon!! Yummmm.

  9. This recipe looks amazing! Thank you for sharing.

    I've included it in my Top 25 recipe posts on Twitter because its such a winner!!

    Thank you again for the beautiful post.

    Bridge x

  10. @Krista: Thanks for the stumble!

    @Bridget: Thanks for including my blog for your Top 25 recipe posts on Twitter :)

  11. Is it possible to leave this in a fridge for a few days? Once it has gone through the first few stages of freezing/smashing up with forks, can it just sit in the fridge?

    Thanks for your feedback!


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