|About 2kg of lychees|
Be careful, because there are these small stones in the middle. Don't eat them!
I doubled the recipe, but just as I was about to add the melted butter, I realized I hadn't doubled that! I had some leftover coconut milk in the fridge so I put that in instead.
They came out pretty tasty, but very dense and heavy (maybe because of the coconut milk?). I wasn't crazy about them, but others seemed to enjoy them, so give it a try!
And finally, I made lychee and mango popsicles!
I started with 10 lychees and one small mango in the blender, and added some coconut milk for liquid, but I should've been more careful because when I tried it, all I could taste was coconut! So I added more fruit and ended up with about a total of 25 lychees and 3 small mangoes. Of course it was far more than I needed for my 4 small popsicles so I added ice to the rest and had a smoothie!
I'm editing this to add my friend's Lychee Vodka. He simply chops up some lychees, adds them to cheap vodka and infuses it for a week or so. It's absolutely delicious, and is great to drink just on its own.
|The remains of the bottle my friend brought to the Bia Hoi. |
It didn't last long.
These are just a few ideas of things you can make with lychees, and there are so many others, so just experiment! Combine them with any other kind of tropical fruit or ingredients and I can almost guarantee success, but I still think my favourite way to eat them is all by themselves, fresh from the market!