Dragon Fruit Frozen Sorbet Dessert

Dragon fruit frozen sorbet in cup
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Freeze: 2 hrs
  • Yield: About 4 cups (up to 8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
75 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 4 cups (up to 8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 1g
Calcium 12mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy four-ingredient recipe for dragon fruit sorbet is a cooling, refreshing treat in a brilliant magenta color.

Dragon fruit comes in three varieties―white-fleshed, pink-fleshed, and magenta-fleshed (the sweetest)―and actually is a type of cactus with tiny edible black seeds similar to those in kiwi fruit.

Dragon fruit is originally from Mexico, Central America, and South America and is now grown in Southern California and Florida. The fruit also is very popular in Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia. The flavor is reminiscent of watermelon, cactus pear, and kiwi.

You can even find tropical dragon fruit sorbet at a high-end restaurant in Kraków, Poland, far away from an island paradise. 

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe magenta-fleshed dragon fruits
  • 3/4 cup cold water (only if the fruit is not ripe)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Optional: 4 tablespoons sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Follow steps for how to peel dragon fruit. Place dragon fruit in a food processor or blender. Add water (only if the fruit isn't ripe and juicy), lemon juice, and sugar, if using. Sometimes the fruit is sweet enough so additional sugar is not necessary. Purée until smooth.

  2. Pour purée into an ice cream maker and churn until frozen. Alternately, pour purée into a shallow pan and freeze for at least 2 hours. Allow about 10 minutes at room temperature for the sorbet to soften before serving. This process and recipe work well with other ripe fruits.

Tip

  • If you start with frozen fruit, the churning process will be much quicker.

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