Last Updated : Jan 06,2018
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This squash is made from the flesh of fully ripe lychees. With the addition of water, sugar and citric acid, the juice of lychees are then heated on a low flame until it gets reduced to a thick syrup, which is filtered, cooled, coloured and preserved. Some lychee squashes contain chunks of fruit or are completely clear of any. To dilute the squash into a beverage mix one part concentrate with four or five parts chilled water.
How to select
• It is readily available in grocery stores under many brand names.
• Ensure that the seal is unbroken.
• Please read the manufacturing date to ensure maximum product freshness.
• If the syrup looks crystallized or too watery please refrain from buying it.
• Lychee squash is usually used to make refreshing summer beverages.
• Add the squash to yoghurt or cream to make flavoured lassi or lychee smoothies.
• Lychee squash can be added to cocktails or mocktails, ice creams and even iced teas for their distinct flavour and their light pink colour.
How to store
• Lychee squash should be stored in glass bottles and can be used upto six months from the date of manufacturing.
• Until the seal is broken, store the unopened bottle in a cool, dry place at room temperature
• After breaking the seal, refrigerate the product to extend its shelf life.
• Since syrups contains a high amount of sugar, it acts as a preservative and ensures that the product has a long shelf life.
• Unopened bottles remain for a year with the flavour and taste of lychee intact.
• If these unopened bottles are stored in the refrigerator, it lasts for upto 2 years with the flavour and taste intact. However keep in mind the expiry date and use accordingly.
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