Lychees in Vanilla Syrup

Preparation time: 20 minutes + chilling time
Cooking: 20 minutes + chilling time
Serves: 4-5

1 cup of caster sugar
2 cups of cold water
50 fresh Australian lychees, peeled and deseeded (approximately 600g)
Low fat vanilla yoghurt or ice cream to serve

Place 1 cup caster sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves then increase the heat and add a split, scraped vanilla bean.

Simmer for 8-10 minutes until reduced and slightly thickened then add lychees. Simmer for a few minutes then remove from the heat and chill. Remove the vanilla bean and serve lychees with syrup and low fat yogurt or low fat vanilla ice-cream.

Lychee in vanilla syrup