Oxmoor House
Serves 5 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Lychee is a small fruit popular in China, with creamy white flesh and a delicate flavor that's slightly floral. Use lychee juice as part of the base for this ice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir in lavender. Remove from heat; cover and steep 30 minutes.

Step 2

Pour lychee mixture through a sieve into a medium bowl. Discard solids. Stir in lemon rind and lemon juice. Place bowl in a large ice-filled bowl for 5 minutes or until cool, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Place 2 tablespoons water and cucumber in a blender; process until smooth. Stir into lychee mixture.

Step 4

Pour mixture into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Cover and freeze until partially frozen (about 1 hour). Scrape with a fork, crushing any lumps. Freeze, scraping with a fork every 30 minutes, 1 1/2 hours, or until completely frozen.

Cooking Light Chill

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