Two crystal wine glasses are filled with scoops of lychee sorbet. Silver spoons are placed inside each glass ready to ear. A sliced lime sits in front of one class.

Homemade lychee sorbet is a refreshing and fruity dessert that is easy to make and is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. Our gluten-free recipe uses just three ingredients – canned lychees in syrup, 1 lime and some sugar. It really couldn’t be easier.

Lychee Sorbet

Recipe by Cara Boatswain | Photography by Brandee Meier
This homemade lychee sorbet is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day or to enjoy as a sweet treat anytime of year.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 8 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 4 people


  • 600 g canned lychees in syrup
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • ¼ cup caster sugar


  • Place ingredients in a blender and blitz until combined and smooth. Transfer mixture to a freezer safe container, cover and chill for 8 hours (or overnight).
  • An hour before serving, remove from freezer and quickly pulse in a blender to break up ice. Return to container and freeze for an hour or until the sorbet can be scooped. Serve immediately.
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