Lychee popsicles? Yes, it's possible! This Basil-Infused Lychee Lime Ice Pops recipe is so delicious and easy to make. All you need is a freezer.
The first time I had lychee, I ordered it on a whim from a Thai restaurant. This was back when my husband and I were first dating. I had never had Thai food and I think I was trying to impress him by ordering something neither of us had heard of before.
But wow, was I glad I ordered it. It was so sweet and fragrant, almost like candy. Lychee is now one of my favorite flavors, but unfortunately, it's rare outside of Asian markets and restaurants.
The Lychee Popsicles
So when I came across this canned lychee, I just had to make something with it. And what's better than lychee popsicles?!
I had an extra lime from another recipe this week as well, so I used the juice from that as well.
And since my basil plants seem to be growing several inches a day, I went ahead and made a basil-flavored simple syrup to mix in as well.
These popsicles turned out exactly like I thought they would - a perfect mix of sweetness from the lychees and the tartness of lime juice, with a hint of fresh basil.
If you love these lychee popsicles, be sure to check out these other tasty ideas:
- Combine water, sugar, and basil leaves in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
- Pour basil syrup through sieve into blender or food processor. Discard basil. Add lychees, lime juice, and zest and blend until smooth. Pour fruit mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid.