Rose and lychee pudding

January 4, 2010  •  Category:


Today, I checked  the stalls of the greengrocer down the street. I saw some lychees and got tempted. Then a magazine laying around Maxi-Cuisine had a recipe for gelée de rose et lychées, so I got busy for a few minutes in the kitchen. This  is a  verylight and delicatetasting and  a very feminine dessert;   I am sure it won’t garner  any masculine interest. Tant pis! (OH well!) The recipe in the magazine uses gelatin but I prefer cornflour (or cornstarch).


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) rose water syrup (can substitute a sugar syrup with one tablespoon of rose water flavor and a few droplets of pink food coloring if desired)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup water
  • 20 lychees (can substitute 1 or 2 cans)
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water flavor


  1. Pour the rose water syrup in a pan and add the water and stir a bit.
  2. Peel the lychees and cut the fruit in two or three pieces and drop the pieces in the rose water mixture.
  3. Heat the lychees and rose water until steam appears.
  4. Add the cornstarch mixture and stir for a few minutes till it thickens. Add a teaspoon of rose water (optional)
  5. Pour the pudding into individual goblets. Garnish with more lychees and  some pistachios.


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  1. senga50 says:

    Une recette fine aux parfums subtils, délicate aussi comme on les aime pour finir le repas… Je suis très intéressée aussi par ta recette précédente et la belle couleur de ces fèves… Bonne et heureuse année…

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipe says:

    The pudding looks very refreshing and intriguing. It would be a sensational dessert for the Valentine’s day too.

  3. Rosa says:

    A lovely pudding! so delicate tasting!



  4. Ivy says:

    I have never tasted this fruit before but we make mahalepi as we call it in Cyprus with rose cordial and is a wonderful treat. I made it last week with quince.

  5. Julia @ Mélanger says:

    I just love lychees and could eat them by the bag full. This does indeed look feminine but also very refreshing. Perfect for our hot summers here!

  6. Arlette says:

    this is a very refreshing and interesting dessert…
    will try it one day

  7. spice says:

    Happy New Year Dear & wish U all the best for the year 2010. Very refreshing looking dessert…….& I love lychees….my fav. fruit in the whole world…..

  8. cmiranda says:

    Such a beautiful dessert , its such a shame to eat it.By the way, I saw a recipe for a similar desert in a Gulf Arab cookbook, I didn’t realize they were available and eaten in the Middle East as I thought they are an Asian fruit.

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