Another weekend passed, a nice one watching a good movie in good company. Monday again, and throughout the week I wait for another Friday, going out, watching a good movie or show, a lunch or a dinner. I am still in a hangover of the movie we watched last saturday evening.... Dhanak... meaning The Rainbow.... journey of two little kids through all odds, the people they met on the way, how they helped them to reach their destination. The love between the siblings takes me long back.... when I was an over protective elder sister. All the viewers absolutely loved the kids delivering so well. At the end of the movie, we were lucky enough to be present in an interactive session with the director who said how cooperative the kids were throughout the entire shooting period, bearing the burnt of the heat in Rajasthan is not an easy task. So I dedicate these Lychee Ice-cream to those kids and look forward to watch more such amazing performance from them. The men at home are not deprived though.... a good option to have this after a pizza or burger session, specially in a tropical environment.
I love lychee, my memory of lychee goes back to the late 70s and 80s. The summer vacation was spent in maternal grandparent's house, nearby there was a lychee garden.... comprising of acres of land. So buying lychee was straight from the garden in bulk. Later, I remember it was sold and how mercilessly the trees were cut, a locality of housing was grown. Here I buy the green variety of lychee which they say come from China. At home, the men are not so fond of having lychee as a fruit, so I thought of preparing this Lychee Ice-cream for them. Let us prepare this Lychee Ice-cream together with few ingredients.
Lychee : 300gm
Fresh Cream : 170ml[I used Nestle]
Condensed Milk : 100ml
Vanilla Essence : 1/2tsp
Peel and deseed the lychees. Wash them thoroughly. Blend them in a juicer leaving 3-4 of them. Pour in a large bowl.
Blend together the fresh cream and condensed milk for 2-3 minutes. Add to the bowl. Mix well with the lychee extract.
Add the vanilla essence to the mix and stir well. Cover the bowl with its lid and freeze for 2 hours.
Take out and blend for 2-3 minutes. Cut the remaining lychees into smaller pieces and add to the mix. Stir and freeze again for 5-6 hours.
I poured them in popsicle moulds, we can pour them in the same covered bowl too and later scoop it out.