Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays : #4 Lychee and Strawberry Ice Cream

Every Sunday, I get a little excited cause it’s Ice Cream Monday the next day. Well at least there’s something to look forward to for another new week. This is the 4th week, so meaning, it’s been a month already?? 11 more months to go!! Wow, I guess it really passed by very fast.

I’m actually thinking of opening Ice Cream Monday to every other bloggers. I will do a weekly roundup (every following Monday). So instead of having just 1 type of Ice cream, there are many other types of ice cream too !! You think it’ll work ? HRmm ..let’s just try anyways… *scroll down to the bottom for more submission rules*

What’s it!!?? IT’s a Lychee and Strawberry Ice Cream. Lychees are kinda in season now and they’re pretty juicy and sweet. But if you can’t get fresh lychee, canned lychees would work well to. This is the 2nd time I’m making this actually. The first time, I made it when I was in Sydney, I think I used canned lychee at that time.

Lychee and Strawberry Ice Cream

250g strawberries
120g caster sugar
565g tin lychees in syrup or 1 cup of fresh lychee flesh
450ml milk
400ml Whipping Cream
5 Egg yolks

Hull and roughly chop the strawberries. Place them in a bowl, along with any juices. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of the sugar and set aside for 30 mins to macerate. If you’re using lychee from tin, drain and finely chop them. If you’re using fresh lychee, peel skin, remove see and finely chop them. Place them with the strawberry.

Put milk, cream and remaining sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly for a few minutes or until sugar has dissolved. When the mixture is just about to boil, remove from the heat.

Whisk the egg yolks in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in the hot milk mixture a little at a time to temper the eggs. Then whisk in the remaining milk mixture. Return to a clean saucepan and stir constantly over low-medium heat for a couple of minutes till the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. Do not allow to boil.

Strain through a fine sieve and set aside to cool. Transfer to an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once it’s churned, pour the ice cream into a container, then fold in the strawberries and lychees. Freeze for 5 hours or overnight.

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Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays mini rules

1. Entries to Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays must be posts written specifically for Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays. This means they cannot be cross-posted in other events. Photos used in the posts however can be submitted to photo events like DMBLGIT.

2. Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays entries should have the goal of easing Monday blues and quite possibly the rest of weekdays. Just as simple as that.

* Recipe posts of iced concoctions (Ice cream, Gelato, Sorbet, Sherbet, Shaved Ice, Granita, Semifreddo, Parfait or Frozen Yoghurt) will be accepted.

3. Posts must contain the phrase Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays with a link to this site.

4. The posts may be written anytime during the week but you must email me by Sunday 10pm (KL, Malaysia time)

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5. In your email please include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your Location
  • Attach a photo – 300px wide

6. Roundups will be done on the next Monday.

7. You don’t have to submit every week but I will do the round up every week nonetheless.

Any wild guesses on what ice cream would be next ? hehe

9 Comments

9 Comments on Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays : #4 Lychee and Strawberry Ice Cream

  1. This is so good. I love lychees.

    I just saw some fresh lychees at Jusco today.
    But fresh ones are very expensive, I wonder how many do I have to peel to get 1 cup of flesh, without the seeds of course.

  2. lychee is my favorite ice cream flavor! too bad its not popular like vanilla…

  3. jean` says:

    Since you're in Malaysia and all, should try making durian ice cream 😀

    My fiance has had his eye on an ice cream maker for ages but cos we work in various countries, haven't got round to getting one!

  4. Love lychee and strawberry…. It's freezing here in Sydney. Bookmarked to make it in summer.

  5. Swee San says:

    @Wendyywy, getting in pasar malam or pagi would be cheaper.. I just roughly estimated 1 cup haha I bought a bunch and just peeled everything

    @mr. pineapple, yeah cause lychees are expensive hehe

    Jean', Oh that's too bad, try getting a smaller one then maybe sell it off when u are moving to another country ? Durian sounds good. I'll see if there are any nice durians from the market

    @Ellie, I certainly do not miss Sydney during winter haha I guess some curry or hot pots would be nice now eh..

  6. Quinn says:

    Yeah, gotta join you. The next time I make ice cream, I'll pop it in through Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays. Great looking lychee and strawberry ice cream Swee San! Thanks for hosting!

  7. ReeseKitchen says:

    Wei Swee San, can I hv a cup of this???….My FAVOURITE!!!!!!!……heehee..;p

  8. Swee San says:

    Quinn, yeah join join!!

    Reese, ahah really? nice..

  9. OMG, lychee is my fave fruit and now it's in my fave desert….it must taste heavenly! So great that you are making such "exotic" flavors, will try this recipe out. Can't wait to see the next flavor!

  10. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    That is such an original combination! That ice cream must taste haevenly, mmmhhh!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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