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Lychee Ginger Sorbet

Lychees in Asia are enjoyed many ways. This iced version is a favorite in India. In Japan, street vendors serve a version on shaved ice. It's easy to make for a bright start to the summer.


24 lychees
2" fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 2 or 3 pieces
1 lime
1 tsp mint chopped

Yield: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 3 hours of freezing and 15 minutes of softening.

How to cut lychee    How to juice a lime
How to prepare ginger


1. Peel the lychees, discard the seeds.
2. Add the lychees, ginger and the juice of one lime to a food processor. Pulse until a purée.
3. Pour the lychee mixture into a large but shallow rectangular storage container. Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour or until slushy.
4. Stir ice crystals to break them up. Cover again and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
5. Let soften in the refrigerator about 15 minutes before serving. Scoop and garnish with some chopped mint.


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