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Dragon Fruit Popsicle


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If you want a guilt-free treat that is perfect for summer, this dragon fruit popsicle is perfect! It is one of those treats that both children and adults will love!

This simple dessert recipe is a healthy alternative to have on hand. It is low in calories and high in nutrients— a dessert that is definitely mom-approved! It’s also gluten-free! Make certain to check out my Nutritious Treats Kids Love for even more great recipe ideas.

hand holding a Dragon Fruit Popsicle

Dragon Fruit Popsicle

I think dragon fruit does not get the hype it deserves. A dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a fruit of the Hylocereus cactus. It is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, which are both essential nutrients in our bodies. It’s a fruit that totally deserves more recognition!

Why I Love This Recipe 

white plate full of Dragon Fruit Popsicles on top of ice cubes

Ingredients

Here are the healthy ingredients you need in order to make this impressive treat:

  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk 
  • 3 tablespoons of freeze-dried dragon fruit powder
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries  
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple tidbits 
  • 1/2 cup of dragon fruit  
  • 3 tablespoons of honey  

Substitutions

Dragon fruit: Kiwi is the perfect substitute for dragon fruit in this recipe since they have a similar taste and texture.

Honey: If you don’t have honey, you can use regular sugar or maple syrup instead.

Whole milk: If you want a dairy-free substitute, coconut milk is a great choice. It also adds a nice hint of coconut flavor to your popsicles which I find really delicious.

Equipment Needed/Helpful Tools

  • Blender
  • Popsicle mold
  • Wooden popsicle sticks 
ingredients needed to make dragon fruit popsicles

How To Make Dragon Fruit Popsicles

I prepared 4 easy steps for you to follow in order to make this deliciously simple recipe:

Step 1

Start by placing all the ingredients in the blender and blend them at medium-high speed until all the fruits are combined nicely, and the mixture is smooth. Start your blender at a low speed and then slowly progress to a higher speed.

blending the ingredients for the dragon fruit popsicle

Step 2

Carefully pour your mixture into the popsicle molds, making sure that they are even. Cover the mold so that the popsicles do not get contaminated. Place the mold in the freezer for 1 hour to let it set. After an hour, remove the mold from the freezer and stick a popsicle stick in the center of each mold. The stick should stay in place.  

popsicle mixture in a popsicle mold, with one of the spaces empty

Step 3

Place the mold back in the freezer for 6-8 hours or until it is fully frozen.

Step 4

When the popsicles are frozen, remove each from the mold and eat. Enjoy! 

dragon fruit popsicles on top of ice cubes on a white plate with strawberries in the background

Variations

Adult version: To make an adult version of this delicious treat, simply add 4 tbsp of rum to your mixture before freezing it. 

Dragon fruit smoothie: Skip freezing your mixture into molds, and make a dragon fruit smoothie instead.

Kiwi popsicles: Don’t like dragon fruit? Use kiwi instead to make popsicles. 

Add-Ins

You can add in these ingredients to make your dragon fruit popsicle extra special and delicious:

  • Mixed berries
  • Orange juice 
  • Lime juice 
  • Coconut water
close up of dragon fruit popsicle on ice cubes on a white plate

Tips/Recommendations

  • I used Soulmate’s Organic Freeze-dried Dragon Fruit Powder in this recipe made of all-natural ingredients.
  • I used Ozera’s Popsicle Molds in making my dragon fruit popsicles. Each mold can make up to 10 popsicles. 
  • If you want to achieve a similar calorie count as my recipe, I suggest following all the ingredients I used— including the dragon fruit powder and the type of mold. 

FAQs

How to store dragon fruit popsicles?

After freezing your dragon fruit popsicle sticks, take them out of the mold and then transfer them in a freezer-safe bag. Keep them in the freezer for up to 8 months. 

How many calories does this recipe have?

Each popsicle stick has approximately 71 calories. However, this will totally vary depending on the size of your mold or if you used any substitutions in the ingredients list. 

How to easily remove popsicles from mold?

You can let them sit out at room temperature for a short amount of time or you can gently tap the mold as well. Another easy way to remove the popsicles from the mold is by running warm water under them. After that, removing them should be a breeze.

hand holding up a dragon fruit popsicle

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Dragon Fruit Popsicle

This is such a delicious popsicle recipe!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Freeze 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 popsicles
Calories 44 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Start by placing all the ingredients in the blender and blend them at medium-high speed until all the fruits are combined nicely, and the mixture is smooth. Start your blender at a low speed and then slowly progress to a higher speed. 
  • Carefully pour your mixture into the popsicle molds, making sure that they are even. Cover the mold so that the popsicles do not get contaminated. Place the mold in the freezer for 1 hour to let it set. After an hour, remove the mold from the freezer and stick a popsicle stick in the center of each mold. The stick should stay in place.  
  • Place the mold back in the freezer for 6-8 hours or until it is fully frozen.
  • When the popsicles are frozen, remove each from the mold and eat. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 44kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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a collage of 2 images of Dragonfruit Popsicles, top part shows one dragonfruit popsicle with the rest in the background, bottom part shows dragonfruit popsicles on a serving plate with ice

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