Until a few days ago, I had never had dragon fruit! I've seen them in the grocery stores, but never purchased one. Well, the curiosity finally got to me and I decided to give it a try. It was not at all what I expected. When I cut it open I thought it would be like the photos I'd seen in magazines of a white flesh peppered with seeds, but this one was a deep magenta! It is so beautiful and vibrant and tastes mildly sweet, similar to a kiwi. The dragon fruit makes a delicious sorbet that's not only very refreshing, but also a good source of calcium, fiber, and Vitamin C. Did I mention, low in calories? So, go ahead, dig in to this nutritious summertime treat.
1 large Dragon Fruit - It's ripe when you are able to squeeze it slightly
2 t lemon juice
2 T maple syrup or agave
1/4 c water or non-dairy milk
Vitamix Blender - Cut the dragon fruit in half and gently scoop out the flesh. Cut into small chucks and transfer to zip lock bag to freeze at least 4 hours or overnight. Once frozen, add it to the blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend until a smooth consistency. Top with vegan whip cream or scoop into cones.
Yonanas Machine - Cut the dragon fruit in half and gently scoop out the flesh. Cut the flesh into small pieces to fit inside ice cube trays. Add the lemon juice and sweetener to the water and pour over the dragon fruit. Freeze the trays for at least 4 hours or overnight. Once frozen, allow to thaw slightly and then put it through the Yonanas machine.