Lychee Juice (Litchi Juice)

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Make Lychee Juice (Litchi Juice) at home using three ingredients in under 10 minutes. Serve this refreshing tropical drink for breakfast or snacks.

You may like some more homemade juice recipes: Watermelon Juice, Mango Juice, Amla Juice, Pomegranate Juice, and Passion Fruit Juice.

Lychee juice served in a glass.
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About Lychee Juice (Litchi Juice)

Lychee Juice (Litchi Juice) is made from fresh, juicy lychees blended with water, mint, and lime juice and strained through a fine-mesh strainer.

The taste of litchi juice is often similar to a cross between a grape and a strawberry. It is also refreshing and a perfect beverage for hot summer days.

Lychee is a type of small fruit that grows on trees. The tree is native to China, and the fruit has been enjoyed for centuries. The lychee is a delicate fruit with thin skin and sweet, juicy flesh. It has a sweet, floral flavor that is similar to other fruits in the citrus family.

Litchi juice is becoming increasingly popular in the Western world as people become more interested in exotic fruits and juices. This juice can be enjoyed independently or mixed with other juices to create delicious blends.

The juice is vegan and gluten-free, and this recipe can be easily scaled up or down.

Why Make Litchi Juice At Home?

Although this juice is easily available in the markets, there are many reasons to make it home.

Homemade litchi juice is often fresher and more flavorful than store-bought varieties.

It is also easy to control the sweetness level of homemade juice, as you can add or reduce the amount of sugar according to your taste.

Making your juice also allows you to avoid artificial ingredients or added preservatives.

Ingredients

Lychee juice ingredients.

Lychees (Litchi) – To make the juice, Choose fresh, juicy lychees. This fruit is available in summer and can be found at most Asian grocery stores.

You can also make the juice using canned lychees, but the taste will not be as fresh and refreshing.

Lychees have many health benefits, so including them in your diet is a great idea. Read more about them here.

Mint – I like adding fresh mint leaves to flavor the juice. You can also add ginger or gooseberry (amla) if you wish.

Sugar – Add a little granulated white sugar to sweeten the juice. You can replace sugar with honey or maple syrup or skip the sweetener altogether if the lychees are very sweet.

How To Make Lychee Juice

Add the following ingredients to a blender.

  • 15-20 peeled and seeded lychees
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 cups of chilled water
All the ingredients added to a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Blended until smooth.

Strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer. Press the juice with the back of a ladle to extract as much juice as possible, then discard the leftover pulp.

Juice passed through a strainer.

Serve over ice.

Ready lychee juice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to buy lychee?

When buying lychees, look for plump, deep-red fruit. Avoid fruits that are bruised or have brown spots. Also, smell the fruit to ensure it has a sweet aroma. If the lychees are not in season, they can be canned or jarred at most grocery stores.

How to peel lychee?

To peel lychee, use your fingers to pull the skin away from the fruit’s flesh. You can also use a knife to score the skin of the lychee and then peel it away. Either way, remove any remaining bits of skin or seeds before eating or juicing the fruit.Peeling lychee.

Usage Ideas

If you’re looking for some delicious litchi juice recipes to try at home, here are a few of our favorites:

Lychee Martini – Combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of juice, and 1 ounce of dry vermouth in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lychee fruit or green olive.

Lychee Sangria – In a pitcher, combine 1 bottle of white wine, 1 cup of lychee juice, ½ cup of brandy, ¼ cup of triple sec, and ½ cup of simple syrup. Stir well and add sliced lemon, lime, and orange. Let the sangria sit for at least an hour before serving it over ice.

Lychee Lemonade – Combine 1 cup of juice, ½ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, ¼ cup of sugar, and 1 quart of water in a pitcher. Stir well and serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon slice if desired.

Storage Suggestions

Once you’ve made your delicious lychee juice, you’ll want to store it properly to keep it fresh and flavorful.

It can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

If you don’t plan to drink all the juice immediately, you can freeze it in ice cube trays or freezer-safe containers for up to two months.

When storing the juice, seal the container tightly to prevent oxidation and degradation of flavor.

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Make Lychee Juice (Litchi Juice) at home using 3 ingredients in under 10 minutes. Serve this refreshing tropical drink for breakfast or snacks (vegan, gluten-free).
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Homemade Lychee Juice Recipe (Litchi Juice)

Make Lychee Juice (Litchi Juice) at home using 3 ingredients in under 10 minutes. Serve this refreshing tropical drink for breakfast or snacks.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 15-20 lychees (litchi) (peeled and seeded)
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 2 cups chilled water
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Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer. Press the juice with the back of a ladle to get as much juice and then discard the leftover pulp.
  • Serve over ice.

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Notes

You can also make the juice using canned lychees, but the taste will not be as fresh and refreshing.
Add some ginger or gooseberry while blending if you wish to.
If the lychees are very sweet, you can replace sugar with honey or maple syrup or skip the sweetener altogether.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 143mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 106IU, Vitamin C: 54mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg
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