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Lychee and Lemon Sorbet

I fight a battle everyday. I wake up. Coax myself to step into the balcony in order to test the Sun's wrath. If I can't make it past opening the doors, I lock myself indoors till the last possible moment, and finally when all else fails, step out.

On other days, I am happy to be out of the house. I like the mild air conditioning of my office. I like the possibility to taking something in my dabba and to be nibbling at it when I am hungry. I also like the noise in the office. It makes me feel as if I am doing something, even if I am only taking a nap at my desk.

This raging battles occurs in the winters as well. Except then I wonder how to keep myself warm.

My husband, on the other hand, is my diametric opposite. He can't wait to jump out to bed and some days even likes going to early to office. My sister is like that too. On days he's at home, there's only a rather slim chance, I can coax him into taking a nap with me. He'd much rather catch up on his television or sit and read the newspaper. But most of the times he's like 'what's the plan', Mary Jane.'

One of the reasons he likes to go to office is also because there is this sweet old man who sells fruit. And three times a week, he comes back with a bit of fruit - mangoes, melons, cherries. But lychees are his absolute favourite fruit.

When he brings back the fruit, he likes to chill them before eating, and most of times always leaves a few from the lot. That's when inspiration must strike. Either I throw them away or make something with them.

This sorbet is super easy to make. Just three ingredients . (Four if you like it ultra sweet) and you're set with a refreshing palate cleansing dessert. Even if you don't have an ice cream machine, I'd recommend you give this a go, even in your old fashion blender. It's that good.

Lychee and Lemon Sorbet
Serves 6

500 grams lychees - shelled and pitted
Juice of one lemon
15 ml clear vodka


1. In a blender, blitz together the three ingredients till smooth. But let some bits remain for the texture.
2. Use your ice cream machine as per the manufacturers instructions. Churn for 15 minutes.
3. Freeze for 2 hours before serving.

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  1. Wow what a rich n tempting recipe.... simply superb n just loved ur clicks