These homemade dragon fruit popsicles are deliciously sweet and are made with whole food plant based ingredients.
This pretty dessert is equally as beautiful as it is delicious.
These bright pink sweets get their natural pop of color from dragon fruit to make this delicious pink food.
Real fruit popsicle recipes are super easy to make and this recipe is a fully dairy free dessert and completely plant based and vegan.
Dragon Fruit: I used pink frozen dragonfruit for this recipe. You can use fresh dragonfruit if you prefer, or have that on hand.
See below for more information and tips about dragon fruit.
Mango: I also used frozen mango in this recipe to give a more sweet and dynamic flavor. You can swap for fresh mango if you prefer.
Lime: I always recommend using freshly squeezed lime juice for the best possible flavor.
Agave Nectar: The agave nectar is a great way to sweeten this dragon fruit ice cream even more.
You can substitute the agave nectar for maple syrup, organic coconut sugar, or any other sweetener of your choice. You can also omit it if you prefer.
Water or Coconut Water: I like using a cup of water or preferably coconut water in this homemade vegan ice cream recipe for an extra boost of refreshing flavor.
See recipe card below for quantities.
How to Make Homemade Popsicles
You'll start by combining all ingredients in a blender and blending until smooth and creamy.
Once blended, pour the mixture/frozen dragonfruit drink, into your popsicle mold to the fill line.
Place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes so they start to harden.
Remove at the 30 minute mark to place your popsicle sticks then return to the freezer for a few more hours until frozen solid.
Once frozen solid, remove your homemade fruit popsicles from the molds and enjoy your easy frozen dessert!
What is Dragon Fruit?
If you're brand new to dragon fruit and interested in learning more, check out this article about what dragon fruit it and it's nutritional benefits.
Dragon fruit, which is also known as pitaya or pitahaya, is a beautiful tropical fruit.
It tastes similar to a kiwi and is filled with tiny edible black seeds.
It's filled with flavor and has unique dragon fruit colors, including the bright pink color that makes this vegan dessert so beautiful.
This pitaya recipe, or dragon fruit dessert, is so beautiful and so delicious.
Tips, Tricks, and Notes.
These vegan popsicles are made using fully plant based ingredients.
Feel free to make these plant based popsicles your own by swapping any ingredients to fit your needs and preferences.
If you're having a difficult time removing the pops from the popsicle mold, try running the mold under warm water for about 5 seconds, being careful not to get the actual popsicle wet. Then try removing again.
This dairy free homemade ice cream can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
If you enjoyed this popsicle recipe, be sure to try some of my other refreshing recipes next:
Vegan Dragon Fruit Popsicles
- Popsicle Mold
- Popsicle sticks
- 2 cups dragon fruit
- 2 cups mango
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 tsp agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove and place your popsicle sticks in the pops.
- Place back in the freezer for another few hours, or until frozen solid.
- Remove and enjoy!