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Lychee Granita

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.48

$0.48 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan dessert
spoonacular Score:15%

Spoonacular Score: 15%

 

Lychee Granita might be a good recipe to expand your dessert repertoire. One portion of this dish contains roughly 0g of protein, 0g of fat, and a total of 78 calories. This recipe serves 4. For 48 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up lychees in heavy syrup, sugar, lemon, and a few other things to make it today. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It is brought to you by Foodista. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 11%, this dish is rather bad. Similar recipes are Tequila Granita with Lychee and Yuzu Cream, Buko Lychee Sherbet (Coconut and Lychee Sorbet), and Lychee-Tini Lychee Martini.

Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port are my top picks for Granita. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. The NV Solera Cream Sherry with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 17 dollars per bottle.

NV Solera Cream Sherry

The Solera Cream Sherry has a brilliant amber and deep copper hue. With butterscotch and pecan aromas, the sweet salted nut and brown spice aromas carry a complex caramel accent. A sweet entry leads to a rounded, lush, moderately full-bodied palate with a lengthy, flavorful finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
2 cans
2 cans canned lychees
canned lychees
0.33 cups
0.33 cups sugar
sugar
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp green tea
green tea
1 large
1 large lemon
lemon
1 large
1 large lime
lime
some
some fresh lemon zest
fresh lemon zest
2 cans canned lychees
2 cans
canned lychees
0.33 cups sugar
0.33 cups
sugar
1 Tbsp green tea
1 Tbsp
green tea
1 large lemon
1 large
lemon
1 large lime
1 large
lime
some fresh lemon zest
some
fresh lemon zest

Equipment

food processor
food processor
baking pan
baking pan
bowl
bowl
food processor
food processor
baking pan
baking pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Make a simple syrup by boiling 1 cup of water with 1/3 cup of sugar until it comes to a boil and there are no granules remaining. Set this mixture aside to cool to room temperature. Make a concentrated green tea by heating 1 cup water to 170 degrees F and steeping the green tea for 3 minutes, then remove the tea leaves. Set tea aside to cool to room temperature. In a large, deep baking dish (812) or other similar container, drain off heavy syrup from 2 cans of lychees. Place the drained lychees in a food processor and process until the fruit is well blended, little bits of fruit will remain, which is fine. Add blended lychees to container with heavy syrup. After the simple syrup and green tea have cooled, add them to the container or dish with heavy syrup and blended lychees. Zest lime and lemon and set aside in a small covered bowl. Juice the lemon and lime and add to the mixture. Place container in freezer and mix and scrape the mixture with a fork every twenty minutes or so until you get light, fluffy ice crystals. Serve the granita in chilled bowls with fresh lychees, lime wedges, and lemon or lime zest.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.48
Ingredient
2 cans canned lychees
⅓ cups sugar
1 tablespoon green tea
1 large lemon
1 large lime
some fresh lemon zest
Price
$0.06
$0.09
$1.01
$0.50
$0.25
$0.02
$1.92

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

Cooking Tips

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • An average lemon yields about one tablespoon of lemon zest. If you're using a bunch of lemons to make lemonade or something, zest them first and freeze the zest for later.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

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Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
77 Calories
0.42g Protein
0.12g Total Fat
21g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
77
4%

Fat
0.12g
0%

  Saturated Fat
0.01g
0%

Carbohydrates
21g
7%

  Sugar
17g
20%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
1mg
0%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
0.42g
1%

Vitamin C
19mg
24%

Fiber
1g
5%

Potassium
56mg
2%

Iron
0.27mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
1%

Calcium
12mg
1%

Copper
0.02mg
1%

Folate
4µg
1%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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