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Lychee Granita

Lychee Granita

Lychee Granita is :

gluten free , dairy free , lacto ovo vegetarian , vegan

Prep Time: minutes
Cook time: minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
Tags: Vegan
Health Score: 1 %


2 cans

canned lychee

green tea bags


1/3 cup



  1. 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 (81

  2. or other similar container, drain off heavy syrup from 2 cans of lychees.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Serve the granita in chilled bowls with fresh lychees, lime wedges, and lemon or lime zest.

Wine Pairing :

  • cream sherry
  • moscato dasti
  • port

Granita can be paired with Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port. 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.