Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

Embark on a culinary adventure with this delightful dragon fruit ice cream recipe. A perfect blend of tropical flavors and creamy goodness, this dessert is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes, thanks to the vibrant color of dragon fruit.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
395 minutes
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Tropical Fusion


- 1 large ripe dragon fruit, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 pastured egg yolks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- A pinch of sea salt


Step 1 - Beat Egg Yolks and Sugar

In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks for 2 minutes. Add sugar and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 2 - Whisk Milk, Cream, Vanilla, Lime Juice and Salt

In a saucepan, combine coconut milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, lime juice, and sea salt. Heat over medium heat until it reaches a mild boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Step 3 - Puree Dragon Fruit

Puree the dragon fruit in a food processor until smooth.

Step 4 - Combine Puree and Milk Mixture

Gently fold the dragon fruit puree into the cooled milk mixture. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.

Step 5 - Churn Mixture

Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 6 - Transfer Ice Cream and Serve

Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until firm. Let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving for easier scooping.

Where Can I Buy Dragon Fruit?

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What is Dragon Fruit?

Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a tropical fruit known for its vibrant skin and speckled flesh. It's the fruit of a type of cactus that grows in various regions worldwide. Dragon fruit is not only visually striking but also packed with nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber.

What does Dragon Fruit taste like?

The taste of dragon fruit is often described as a mix between a pear and a kiwi. It's subtly sweet with a mildly earthy flavor and a creamy texture, especially when ripe. The seeds within its flesh provide a pleasant crunch, adding to its unique taste and mouthfeel.

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