Just look at this dairy free dragon fruit ice cream – have you even seen such a pretty colourful dessert? This is no churn ice cream made with pili nuts, coconut milk and gently dried dragon fruit covered in vegan chocolate. That’s right. You only need a few ingredients. You will LOVE this frozen dairy free dessert recipe using dragon fruit, also known as pitaya. If you are looking for a fun, colourful ice cream flavour with a hint of chilli, this is for you!
100g gently dried dragonfruit
70g chilli pili Nuts
50g pitted dates
400ml canned coconut milk (full fat)
400g vegan milk chocolate
Soak the dragonfruit and the dates in the coconut milk, in a container or smoothie cup. You can do this for at least an hour, but over-night is also fine. You just need the dried fruits to soften enough. When ready, blend everything until creamy and smooth. Pour the mixture into a container with parchment paper lined (I’ve used a baking tray, but it can be any container suitable for the amount of ice-cream we are making.) Freeze for at least 3 hours or better until fully frozen. When ready, take out from the freezer. You should have a solid block of frozen cream ready to be cut into pieces to be further coated in melted chocolate. Melt the chocolate using water bath method. Once melted take your ice-cream and cut into slices and dip them in the melted chocolate and gently turn, Pop the chocolate-coated ice cream slices back on a piece of silver foil or parchment paper and return them to the freezer. Freeze until set.