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Lychees, cherries and guavas in lemon grass and vanilla syrup

You'll need

  • 2
  • stalks lemon grass, bruised
  • 1
  • pandanus leaf, knotted
  • 1
  • vanilla bean, sliced lengthways
  • ¼ cup
  • caster sugar
  • 1½ cups
  • water
  • 650 gm
  • lychees, peeled
  • 250 gm
  • cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1
  • white guava, peeled, cut into wedges
  • To serve:
  • vanilla bean or coconut ice-cream, optional

Method

  • 01
  • Place lemongrass, pandanus leaf, scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean and bean, caster sugar and 1½ cups water in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Boil syrup until reduced by half, then set cool.
  • 02
  • Place lychees, cherries, guava and syrup in a bowl, combine well and refrigerate until chilled. Divide fruit and syrup among bowls and serve immediately, with ice-cream, if using.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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