This easy 4-ingredient Dragon fruit sorbet is not only refreshing, but packed full of nutrients and results in a beautiful magenta hue.
- Dragon Fruit: Buy a whole dragon fruit from your grocery market and cut it yourself or pick up frozen pieces in the freezer section if it is out of season.
- Sugar: While it might seem counterintuitive, sugar will help make that sorbet consistency.
- Orange juice: Adding a bit of freshly-squeezed orange juice (one orange’s worth) to the sorbet will give it a bit of citrus and a little more sweetness.
- Lime juice: Fresh lime will compliment the flavors of the orange and Dragon Fruit.
How to Make Dragon Fruit Sorbet
Making this sorbet only takes a couple minutes. Use a food processor or a blender to combine and mix this sorbet.
First, you will want to dice the dragon fruit so that it will be easier for the blender or food processor to chop through. After dicing the fruit, place in a container of some kind (a locking container or a ziplock) and put it into the freezer.
Once the dragon fruit is frozen solid, you are ready to make your sorbet!
Add the frozen fruit pieces to the blender or food processor and pulse. Once the fruit is pureed, add in the sugar, orange and lime juice. Pulse together until combined.
Then, add the sorbet to an airtight container and freeze for 3 or more hours. Then you are ready to scoop the sorbet and serve!
Where to Find Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit grows in warm tropical climates such as Mexico, Central and South America. You can also find the dragon fruit plant in some U.S. states such as Florida and Southern California.
Even though the fruit isn’t grown in Asian countries, it is a popular item in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia. You’ll see the fruit as a popular flavor in these countries, made into desserts, appetizers and as an easy snack.
If you are unable to find a fresh dragon fruit, look in the freezer section.
Benefits of Making Dragon Fruit Sorbet
While ice cream and sorbet are generally regarded as unhealthy food items, making your own sorbet allows you to control the sugar content.
This recipe only has 1/4 cup of added sugar in it. While dragon fruit is a naturally sweet fruit, the sugars in the fruit are easily digested and used by your body.
You can choose not to add the sugar into the recipe, but you do run the risk of the sorbet not freezing like a sorbet. This recipe will come out of the freezer with a creamy, ice cream-like consistency.