Lychee (Litchi) is enriched with a good amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, and phytonutrient flavonoids. It contains the excellent nutrient that is required for the production of blood. For the formation of RBC, we need manganese, magnesium, copper, iron, and folate and lychee is a great source of these. Lychee increases the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. We are here with easy-to-prepare Lichi recipes for homemade drinks, snacks, and desserts with highly valued food items.
Seven Yummy and Nutritious Lychee Recipes to try at home
Mango Litchi Desserts
You can try mango Litchi Desserts which is a refreshing cold dessert with two favorite tropical fruits. You will definitely enjoy it during hot summer days. Just need 10 to 15 minutes to prepare.
500 GM Curd, 1 cup Fresh Cream, 2 tbsp sugar powder, 2 cups Frozen Mango Pieces, 1.2 cup sugar, 1.2 cup water, 1.4 cup litchi crush, 2 tbsp dry fruit crush, 1 cup mango pieces
First, make sure to dispatch the water completely from the curd and then rest for 5 hours. After that add the fresh cream, and the sugar powder and beat to make a creamy texture. Blend the frozen mango pieces along with ½ cup sugar and some water to make a smooth texture.
Put the mixture in the bowl and keep it aside. Mix the whipped cream mixture with the litchi crush and pour the litchi cream mixture into a glass and add the mango puree. For decoration, you can add mango pieces and dry fruit crust. Finally, it is ready to serve.
Lychee Blueberry Cupcakes
If you are a fan of cupcakes, don’t miss the Lychee cupcakes. It would be a great delight for the kids also.
12 fresh lychees, peeled & seeded, 125g unsalted butter, 3/4 cup caster sugar, 2 eggs, lightly beaten, ? cup milk, 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted, ¼ cup blueberries
First, preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a cupcake tin with 12 cases. Cut the fresh lychees into small pieces. Set aside. Then cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for about 2-3 minutes to make them light, and fluffy.
After that, add the eggs to beat for a further minute. Add the flour and the milk and mix well. Finally, add the blueberries and chopped lychees. Pour cupcake batter into the prepared cases until ? full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
You can use a toothpick to test whether it is okay or not. If the toothpick remains dry, your cupcakes are ready to serve.
Lychees in Vanilla Syrup
1 cup of caster sugar, 2 cups of cold water, 50 fresh lychees, peeled and deseeded, vanilla bean
First, heat 1 cup caster sugar and 2 cups water. Stir continuously so that sugar dissolves. When sugar mixes well make sure you increase the heat. Then and vanilla bean. Cook for 8-10 minutes until it becomes thickened. Add the lychees. Cook for another few minutes. Finally, let it cool and detach the vanilla bean before serving.
Lychee Frozen Cheesecake
Who doesn’t love cheesecake? The nutrition, flavour, taste and texture of your regular cheesecakes can be enhanced by adding Lychees.
250g packet gingernut cookies, 60g unsalted butter, 250g pack fat cream cheese, 250g low-fat ricotta, 2/3 cup caster sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon rind, 250mls cream, 15 fresh lychees, extra lychees to serve, lemon zest, to serve
First, prepare the base with the cookies and the melted butter. Then make a thick and smooth mixture with cream cheese, ricotta, sugar, and lemon rind, blending them for a couple of minutes. Pour the mixture into the tin over the biscuit base and smooth the surface. Cover and freeze for 2 hours. Finally, remove the tin from the freezer 15 minutes ahead of serving.
Lychee with Coconut Wafers
Kids are always crazy for crunchy snacks like wafers. If you try Lychee with coconut wafers, it will win the souls of the adult members of your family too.
2 cups shredded coconut, 2 egg whites, 1/3 cup plain flour, 1/3 cup caster sugar, 300g sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, 2 teaspoons icing sugar, sifted, 450g lychees, peeled.
First, don’t forget to preheat the oven to 190C. Then mix the coconut, egg whites, flour, and caster sugar in a large bowl. Take baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Put spoonfuls of the mixture and make 8 thin discs 12 cm in diameter. Bake for 15-18 minutes to make them golden and crisp. Remove and let them cool.
In the meantime, mix together the sour cream, vanilla, and icing sugar in a small bowl. To decorate, place a coconut wafer on each plate, top with some sour cream mix, then some lychees. Repeat the layers and serve dusted with extra icing sugar.
Lychee Asian style fruit salad
20 fresh lychees, 1 Nashi pear, 4 slices of fresh pineapple, ½ small papaya, 1/4 honeydew melon, 2 firm-ripe mangoes
250 ml water, 75g caster sugar, 3 thin slices of ginger, peeled, ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds, Juice, and zest of 1 lime
First, for preparing the syrup, heat the water and sugar in a small pan and cook until the sugar dissolves completely. Add the ginger and cardamom seeds and cook for 10 minutes. Let it cool and then add lime juice and zest. Put aside the syrup and in the meantime cut all fruits along with lychees into small pieces and mix them together. Drizzle over the cold syrup and serve.
Thai Banana-Lychee Dessert in Coconut Milk
Don’t miss this easy banana and lychee dessert that needs only ten minutes to make. Its taste is wonderfully sweet and complex. Asian people call it a "dessert soup". You can serve it warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood.
2 small ripe bananas, 1 can coconut milk, 1/4 to 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 pinch salt, 8 to 10 lychees
First, peel the bananas and slice them into 2 inches long. Heat the coconut milk over medium-high heat. Then add the other ingredients except for lychees and banana and mix well. After that, add the bananas and lychees to the mixture. Make sure to continue stirring so that the bananas and lychees are warmed through. It may take 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm or cold to your taste and mood.
Litchi is a nutritious tropical fruit. It has a mouthwatering sweet and sour taste. People of any age love eating ripe Litchis. You can also preserve Litchis in the refrigerator to eat in other seasons. So far we have discussed 7 delectable Litchi recipes to prepare desserts, snacks and drinks. Following these recipes you can get the taste and nutrition of the heavenly fruit Litchi with your adorable family.
Source: United News of Bangladesh