It’s sundae on a Sunday! Let’s have a party! For the first time, I’m fashionably late to a party… so I thought let’s do this with a BANG!!!
Once again, the Boy and I are in competition mode… but firstly, I have to apologise to our gracious hostess, Penny… “Sorry, that we’re 11 hours late to this party!”
Been a bit pre-occupied lately with social events, work and a visiting grandparent from overseas…
So please forgive and be dazzled by our Sundae Party efforts 🙂
Making the Lychee Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups of Lychees (canned or fresh)
1 cup of milk
2 cups of heavy cream
2 egg yolks (whisked)
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of lemon juice
(Lychee ice cream recipe adapted from lycheesonline.com)
Firstly, combine the heavy cream, milk and sugar into a saucepan. With a low-medium heat, warm the cream mixture until sugar is completely dissolved.
Take 1 cup of the cream mixture and gradually add it to the egg yolks while whisking lightly. This will give you the egg mixture.
Now, gradually pour the egg mixture into the main cream mixture while whisking lightly. This will give you the custard mixture.
Cook the custard mixture over medium heat while constantly stirring to avoid boiling the mixture as it cause it to curdle. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until it is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon (you can check this by running your finger in a line over the back of the coated spoon and if the mixture does not run, it is ready). Remove from heat.
Pour the custard mixturethrough a mesh sieve into a large bowl set on an ice water bath. Dice the lychees and add them into the custard mixture. Add the lemon juice. Allow the mixture to cool while stirring occasionally. Once completely cooled, place it in the refrigerator overnight to allow the lychees to infuse into the mixture.
Take the custard mixture out and freeze it in an ice cream maker by following your manufacturer’s instructions. Once done, place it in the freezer for a few hours to set.
Serving the Lychee Ice Cream Sundae
Scoops of Lychee Ice Cream (prepared earlier)
Dessicated coconut flakes
Choose to serve it on it’s own with some nuts and mint
Or like the Boy, have it with some Tapioca Pearls, Dessicated coconut and crushed macadamia nuts
Or greedily, like mine, with a bit of everything (for good measure!)
So tell me fabulous readers… which version would you go for?
What is your must-have Sundae on any given day?
Check out these other great entries from other contributors to this month’s themed party!
Yum!! Looks delish! I’d definitely go for the plain version with more fresh lychees on the top!
Thanks… I would also go for heaps of lychees on top!
I love tapioca so I think I would have gone for option #2. I was away from home at the posting time too – oops. I love the colourful cups you’ve used 🙂
Thanks! When I found the gelati cups, I just had to buy them!
Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. You have such a lovely blog here. Btw, should I call you as I-Hua? Boy, your ice-cream sounds awesome and creative. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope to hear from you more often. Have a wonderful day.
Hello!! Yes, please call me I-Hua 🙂
Yum! I know I would just love this ice cream as I love lychees with ice cream. The weather is just so hot at the moment too!
It is back to being cold again down here!! Arrgghh!!!
I am greedy so I will go for everything on top!
Aw, I love it served in the cups!! I’m a huge pig in these scenarios so I’m going to have to go with the kitchen sink version 😀
Wuhoo!! Happy Birthday too!!!
oooh, lychee ice cream – I have never had that, but I do love lychee. yum! I like how clean and almost fresh this sundae is.
Thank you! You must try lychee ice-cream 🙂
I am loving the wide variety of ideas…I see why this is an International ‘Incident’ party now! Thank you for stopping by my blog and also for letting me in our your party. Pecans for me and lychees for you!
We could have both! Pecans and lychees.. I’m sure they did go well together 🙂
Lychee-licious! Great colours, such a fun dessert!
Why thank you 🙂
Squee so pretty! I adore lychees, and pretty sprinkles, and nuts, and lychees, and pretty!! Pretty! 😛
I agree.. so pretty that I didn’t want to eat it!!
I have those gelati cups! And i’ve been meaning to make lychee sorbet for a month now… really must get onto that, I have all the stuff at home! Looks great!
They’re soooooo cute are they not? The bottom cups are a bit squashed but I still <3
Awww, it’s so cute and colourful!! Definitely a crowd-pleaser I reckon :). Hope to try it soon ^^
I know! It is 🙂
I looked at your list of ingredients for this lychee sundae and I thought, yuh-mee! Macadamia, pearls, coconut, sprinkles…I want it all, and I want it in a much, much bigger cup than the one you have here (pretty though it is). Fantastic flavors you have here!
Ooh yay! Just as greedy as me then 🙂 Hahahaha
Where did you get the lychees from?!
HI Mitch – Got it from Coles 🙂
Yum! I love lychees and love the thought of lychee ice cream. I am sure this was fabulous!
Yummilicious it was!
Better late then never. Oh my I am ready for dessert actually finishing my dinner, I want your sundae, it looks amazing. Option 2 for me
I love it.. having more after dinner today!
This looks fabulous. Both versions looks great. Well done to both of you.
Awww.. Thanks Cherrie!!
Lychees is a great flavour for a sundae! Good thinking!
Thanks! They don’t call me 99 for nothing!! 🙂
Wow that was great flavors.