Lychee Sorbet 

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Hey sweet treat lovers! Your girl’s got a refreshing and tropical delight that’s perfect for those hot days—Lychee Sorbet. This sorbet is so light and refreshing, it’s like a mini-vacation in a bowl. Plus, it’s super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.

Close up of two scoops of lychee sorbet in a cup.

My lychee sorbet recipe is everything. The juicy, sweet lychees blend perfectly with a splash of lime juice and a touch of coconut milk to create a creamy, dreamy dessert. And the best part? You don’t need any fancy equipment—just a freezer and a blender.

You can also use fresh lychees for this recipe, but I had a can of lychee that had been sitting in my pantry forever. It was a heatwave in NYC, so I had to make this sweet treat.

If you love sorbet, check out my Cotton Candy Grape Sorbet Recipe.

Ingredients for this recipe

Lychees in Heavy Syrup: One can, drained and syrup reserved. I like to use some of the syrup in the sorbet. The remaining syrup can be used to make drinks like Lychee Lemonade, martinis or iced tea. Use two cans if you want a larger serving of lychee sorbet.

Lime Juice: From half a lime to add a zesty kick.

Water or Coconut Milk: Two tablespoons to blend everything smoothly. I like to use coconut milk if I have it on hand to add a bit more flavor and make it creamy. With the leftover coconut milk I usually make coconut rice or Coconut Chickpea Curry.

The full written recipe is below on the recipe card.

How to make Lychee Sorbet

Drain the lychees, reserving the syrup. Freeze the lychees in a single layer.

Once frozen, add the lychee to a food processor or blender with the lime juice, reserved syrup, and water or coconut milk.

Blend everything together until smooth. Transfer into a small freezer safe dish.

Freeze the mixture for about an hour, then scoop and enjoy!

Can you use fresh lychees instead of canned?

Yes, but you’ll need to add a bit of simple syrup or sugar to sweeten the sorbet.

How long does lychee sorbet last in the freezer?

Lychee sorbet can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two weeks.

What other flavors can you add to lychee sorbet?

You can experiment with adding fresh mint, ginger, or even a splash of rum for an adult twist.

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Close up of two scoops of lychee sorbet in a cup.

Lychee Sorbet

By August DeWindt
This lychee sorbet is so light and refreshing. It’s super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. The flavors of lychee, coconut and lime will have you feeling like you're on vacation.
Prep: 0 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 scoops


  • 1 can lychees in heavy syrup, drained, reserving syrup
  • Juice of half a lime
  • ¼ c coconut milk , or water


  • Drain the lychees and save the syrup in a container and place in the fridge. Place the lychees in a flat layer in a freezer safe container. Freeze the lychees.
  • Once frozen add to a food processor or a blender. To the same blender add the lime juice, 3 tbsp of the lychee syrup and coconut milk.
  • Blend until smooth, you might have to push down the sides in between blending.
  • Transfer to a freezer safe dish, freeze for about an hour or so. Then scoop and enjoy!



Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 0.05g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: August DeWindt
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 scoops
Calories: 37
Keyword: lychee, sorbet
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About August DeWindt

Welcome to There’s Food at Home! I’m so glad you are here on my little corner of the internet. Here you will find easy to follow, mainly small batch recipes with accessible ingredients.

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