Dragonfruit Sorbet

September 11th, 2019

Sometimes I choose a recipe, sometimes the recipe chooses me.  This one is the latter.

I work really close to Chinatown, so when I’m walking up to the farmers’ market some days after work, I’ll take the route that walks me past all the carts selling asian vegetables that I can’t name or even recognize.  One of those afternoons, I saw this stack of crazy looking pink things and decided to inquire further.  Turns out, these were dragonfruits, and they were insanely expensive ($8 each, in Chinatown!).  But I think dragonfruit season was just beginning, because a few weeks later, their prices had fallen to about half that.

And fate stepped in a second time, because I would love to tell you all that I was the creative person who thought up this recipe, but I most certainly was not.  Rachel of Coconut and Lime created this one, and once I saw it on her blog, I knew I’d have to give it a try.  How cool looking is it?

So that’s how this recipe got here.  And how does it taste, you might think to wonder?  It’s excellent — really light and not too sweet,

Dragonfruit Sorbet

2 dragon fruits
3/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar

Cut the dragon fruit in half. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Reserve the halves for serving, if desired. Freeze the halves until you are ready to fill them.

Place the pulp of the dragonfruit in your food processor along with the water, lemon juice and sugar. Pulse until smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and churn until frozen. Spoon the sorbet into the frozen halves, or freeze the sorbet until ready to serve.

Makes about 2 cups of sorbet.

Tags: desserts · food

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sue bette // Sep 4, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Wow! This looks very cool – I don’t think I have seen dragonfruit before, now I have to go poke around the market!

  • 2 Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy // Sep 4, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Looks great!  Isn’t dragonfruit the prettiest fruit?  I made a variation of this a while back too. I added watermelon to make it pink.

  • 3 VeggieGirl // Sep 4, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Oooh, enticing!! Reminds me of the pattern on a Dalmatian’s fur 😀

  • 4 Jen (Modern Beet) // Sep 4, 2008 at 11:37 am

    wow!  that looks amazing!  yet another reason to get an ice cream maker…

  • 5 NuJoi // Sep 4, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    It looks so beautiful!

  • 6 PaniniKathy // Sep 4, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I have no idea how dragonfruit actually tastes, but it LOOKS so pretty and refreshing that I’d definitely love to try it.  Lovely presentation as well!

  • 7 adele // Sep 4, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Genius. I can see how dragonfruit would make excellent sorbet, and I love the presentation. 🙂

  • 8 ttfn300 // Sep 4, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Oh my, I’ve never had dragonfruit, but had seen that recipe…  maybe i’ll have to get my hands on one!  once i get an ice cream maker, that is 😉

  • 9 Joy // Sep 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve never had dragonfruit. But this looks mighty good. I might have to pick one up when I see them!

  • 10 Emily // Sep 4, 2008 at 2:43 pm


  • 11 Maria // Sep 4, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Wow, that is quiet the dessert! I love the presentation!

  • 12 Hillary // Sep 5, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    This is really cool! I like how you put it back in the dragonfruit skin. I want to try this!

  • 13 Marc @ NoRecipes // Sep 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Looks great! I work in Chinatown so I’m always walking past these things. Is there a farmers market near Chinatown?

  • 14 sugar chef // Sep 6, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    I love how this sorbet looks.  At first I thought the black specks were black sesame seeds.  Will have to try this sometime.

  • 15 Jaime // Sep 15, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    i love dragonfruit! this sorbet looks so refreshing!

  • 16 Jennifer // Jul 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I think that dragon fruit tastes like kiwi but lighter and with a different texture.

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