Recipe: Pink Dragon Fruit & Basil Sorbet

by Michelle on March 8, 2011 · 12 comments

in Healthy Desserts,Meal

One way I keep my diet exciting is by including lots of brightly coloured fruits and veggies in my meals! The more (natural) colour you can get in your diet the more nutritious it is! Mother nature really gave us such a wonderful array of colours in our foods!

Dragon Fruit

How does it taste? It has a quite a mild sweet taste, some say similar to kiwi fruit.

I found this fabulous pink dragon fruit at my local health food shop and felt so inspired by it that I had to make something with it!

Pink Dragon Fruit & Basil Sorbet

This is really pretty easy to make and tastes great, so enjoy!


  • 1/2 pink dragon fruit, peeled
  • 1/2 lemons zest
  • 2 Tb. lemon juice
  • water or milk
  • optional: a few drops of stevia
  • fresh basil leaves


  1. Dragon fruit is really easy to prepare, you can basically peel the skin off with your hands or a knife. Discard the skin. Chop the pink dragon fruit.
  2. In a blender add the chopped dragon fruit, lemon zest, lemon juice and blend till smooth. Add enough milk or water to form a thick paste. Taste the mixture, if it’s not sweet enough for your liking add a few drops of stevia.
  3. Pour the mixture into a container with a lid and put it in the freezer.
  4. At half hour intervals, using a fork breakup up the ice crystals as the sorbet freezes (this results in a smoother mouth-feel). Keep doing that until sorbet is frozen.
  5. Once frozen, scoop out of the container and serve with a few basil leaves for something different!
  6. Enjoy.

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Katey @ Bonne Santé March 11, 2011 at 12:01 am

So colourful!
I only tried dragonfruit for the first time the other day and was in love with its vibrancy and unique texture. This looks divine!


Kate @ Green&Juicy March 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm

This looks absolutely amazing. I’m salivating at the computer screen! Such a beautiful colour too, yum!


Michelle March 13, 2011 at 12:05 am

Thanks Kate! I love it!


callie {rawxy} March 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Oh Em Gee! Gorgeous!!!


Angel7 March 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

That looks amazing! I have never had pink dragon fruit, but will have to try it sometime.


Alex Wilde - El Experimento March 28, 2011 at 4:21 am

Amazing colors you got here, green and purple! I’d never thought basil would also go with sorbet…I usually put basil on my pasta dishes and it really tastes good!

Reply March 31, 2011 at 12:41 pm

This is a girly food! and yet so healthy and not just that, it is all natural! Thank you so much for sharing such healthy and easy to make dish that will boost our health’s needs.


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