Lychee ice cream tubs

This recipe requires 2 hours cooling time and 12 hours freezing time. You can make this ice-cream up to 1 week ahead. Store, covered with plastic wrap, in the freezer. You can substitute the milk with soy milk, if desired

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 140g (2/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 750ml (3 cups) reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tbs cornflour
  • 1 x 565g can lychees in syrup, drained
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange rind
  • Fresh passionfruit pulp, to serve

1. Combine the egg yolks and sugar in a medium saucepan. Combine a little of the milk and the cornflour in a small bowl. Add to the egg-yolk mixture along with the remaining milk. Stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens slightly. Pour egg-yolk mixture into a heatproof bowl and cover the surface with plastic wrap or a disc of baking paper. Set aside for 2 hours to cool to room temperature.

2. Place lychees in the bowl of a food processor and process until pureed. Add to the egg-yolk mixture along with the orange rind and stir until well combined. Pour the lychee mixture into a shallow metal container and cover with foil. Place in the freezer for 4 hours or until just frozen.

3. Roughly break up the ice-cream with a large metal spoon. Transfer to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Divide the mixture among six 250ml (1-cup) capacity freezer-proof plastic cups. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 8 hours or until frozen.

4. Serve the lychee ice-cream tubs drizzled with passionfruit pulp. Nutritional information per serve: 8g protein, 4.5g fat (2g saturated fat), 46g carbohydrate, 5g dietary fibre, 1045kJ (250 Cals).

Recipe: Jan Purser