Lychee fruit, a sweet and flowery tiny melon fruit, that works perfectly with fresh lemon juice to make a bright, healthy, easy tropical homemade popsicle.
Lychee fruits are sweet, fragrant and adorable. They are about the size of a thumb, coated in a pink bumpy inedible skin, that peels away to a white delicious glistening fruit. They test like flowery green grapes. I used them here to make citrus popsicles. Matching lychee fruit with lemons is fitting since the fruit's top nutritional benefit is high amounts of vitamin C.
Lychee Fruits Are Good for You
One tiny fruit holds about 9% the daily requirement for vitamin C. According to Healthline, they are also high in potassium, antioxidants and a slew of vital minerals. So this popsicle is a top immunity booster recipe!
Where to Find Lychee Fruits
Lychee comes from Asia, and are related to rambutan and longans. Here in the USA I typically find them during the summer in an Asian grocery store in DC. When lychee fruits are in season, stores typical pile them in a high tower in the middle of the store because their season is so short. I buy about 40 or so at a time.
How To Use Lychee Fruit
I used them popsicles here, about 20 lychees make 10 popsicles combined with other fruits. I think I will try ice cream next. In my new cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients, I have a recipe for Miso Ginger Ice Cream that I think can be altered to add lychee for a sweet and salty version, yum!
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Lycee Fruit Lemon Popsicles
- 20 lychee peeled and pitted
- 1 cup yogurt
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon lemon rinds
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon rose petals (optional)
Make the Popsicles
- Remove the skins and pits from the lychees. Juice the lemons.
- Put all ingredients into a high speed blender. Freeze for ½ hour, insert sticks.
- Freeze for 4 hours at least, dip the popsicle mold in a bowl of hot water and tug popsicles out. Store in a sealed container in the freezer.