A recipe for a raw, vegan Dragon Fruit Sorbet. This particular blend of ingredients results in a delicious bubble gum ice cream flavor! This recipe is courtesy of The Raw Alchemist and Alchemy Academy in Bali.
How to Make Dragon Fruit Ice Cream
This “ice cream” or dragon fruit sorbet recipe is made with frozen fruit and fruit juices. Dragon fruit, or pitaya, is frozen after being cut into cubes, along with frozen bananas.
Once your fruit is frozen, it’s easy to put this vegan sorbet recipe together. Simply add your frozen fruit, along with some raspberry puree, and fresh squeezed orange juice, to a high speed blender. Add some scraped vanilla bean or vanilla extract, if desired, and your healthy dessert is complete.
You can enjoy this vegan ice cream right out of the blender and it will have a soft serve consistency. If you’d prefer it to be thicker and “scoopable” to put on a cone, you can put it in a shallow dish and cover it, and then freeze it for 2-3 hours. Freezing it overnight will freeze it solid. If this happens, you can always thaw it out a little, and put it back in the blender enjoy it again.
The Raw Alchemist & Alchemy Academy Bali
I received a copy of Shanti’s cookbook, The Raw Alchemist, while visiting. It’s a gorgeous book filled with tons of healthy vegan recipes, from raw condiments, to raw gluten free breads and crackers made in a dehydrator, to healthy and simple vegan desserts. I have so many bookmarked to try, and you will too as soon as you see it!
This healthy dragon fruit sorbet recipe is not in the cookbook since it was developed after the book was published, but there will be a follow up book and this will most likely appear in it!
Her book is available in eBook or print versions.
If you’d like to learn more about raw vegan cooking, or more about a plant based lifestyle and it’s benefits to both your body and the planet, follow Shanti on her 3 beautiful Instagram accounts – Alchemy Bali (the famous raw vegan cafe in Bali), Alchemy Academy (her beautiful raw food education center), and The Raw Alchemist (where she show cases recipes from her cookbook).
A Natural Bubble Gum Ice Cream
Cooking with Shanti was so much fun. She is a wealth of information when it comes to superfoods and the benefits of raw vegan ingredients.
She loves creating artificial flavors using natural ingredients.
I have posted a Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl in the past, and used frozen dragon fruit in recipes. However, her combination, although simple, is definitely the best I’ve tasted!
While you can identify the raspberry and orange flavors in this ice cream, it has this unmistakable overall bubble gum flavor. It’s almost eerie!
Serve this healthy dragon fruit recipe plain, or top it with fresh fruit, coconut, cocoa nibs, or seeds, for some added texture and flavor.
Tips for the Dragon Fruit Sorbet
- Make it Ahead: Be sure to freeze your dragon fruit and bananas the night before you make this recipe. In a deep freeze, you might be able to freeze them in 4 hours.
- Switch it Up: Dragon fruit is difficult to find in the States, but you can buy frozen pitaya packs at Whole Foods and other similar retailers. You can also omit the raspberry puree, or use a raspberry or cranberry juice in it’s place.
Other Dragon Fruit Recipes:
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Fruit Pizza on a Snickerdoodle Crust, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Mango Dragonfruit Refresher, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie, by Sunkissed Kitchen
Dragon Fruit Sorbet
- 1 cup dragon fruit cubed and frozen
- 1/2 cup banana frozen in chunks
- 1/4 cup orange juice fresh squeezed
- 1/4 cup raspberries defrosted to a puree (or fresh is fine)
- 1 tablespoon coconut nectar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, scraped
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor bowl, and process until soft serve ice cream consistency.
- For a thicker ice cream, add to a shallow dish, cover, and freeze for 2-3 hours. If freezing overnight, you will need to reprocess it in the morning to make it soft serve consistency again.