Dragon Fruit “Ice Cream” with Pomegranate Glaze is a trick AND a treat! This exotic fruit dessert is the most delicious way to elevate your Halloween meal.I’ve never really been into scary or gory stuff. For Halloween or otherwise.
I do however love cute and/or pretty. For just about everything, including food.So when Melissa’s Produce challenged a handful of food bloggers to use some of their “freaky fruits” to make something for Halloween, I had a pretty idea, that in is both a trick and a treat.
Photo credit for Freaky Fruits image: Melissas.com
I decided to use dragon fruit, pomegranate and finger limes to make Dragon Fruit “Ice Cream” with Pomegranate Glaze.
There’s really not too much to it, as it’s essentially only three ingredients and is all about the presentation.An exotic cactus, the treat is the super tasty, naturally sweet dragon fruit, and the trick is that it’s presented to look like ice cream, but of course it’s not.
I know, it’s not a huge trick — but, at first glance you might not know what you’re looking at.
To my point, my 14-year-old took one look at it, and thought it might be sushi rice with black sesame seeds. Not a bad guess!
It’s super fun to make. I simply treated the dragon fruit like a pint of ice cream.
I liken cutting off the top of the fruit to removing the lid from the carton. Then the fruit is scooped out, just as ice cream would be.
First the pomegranate is blended into a juice and then strained.It’s then cooked into a syrup which is drizzled over the dragon fruit scoops, adding to the allure of this dessert.And a delicate touch of finger lime, gives it just a hint of tart crunch that brings the whole thing together.
My Dragon Fruit “Ice Cream” with Pomegranate Glaze is elegant enough for a fancy dinner party, and fun enough for an after school snack for the kids.
And pretty enough for any occasion!There’s more information about dragon fruit here, and about finger limes here.
Never seeded a pomegranate? Here’s how.
And here are a couple more — this time cute — Halloween treats . . .
This is not a sponsored post. Melissa’s Produce invited me to participate in a contest using some of their Freaky Fruits, and provided me with those I used in this recipe.
This exotic fruit dessert is the most delicious way to elevate your Halloween meal this year.
- 2 seeded pomegranates (here's how to seed them)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 dragon fruit (white interior)
- 2 finger limes
Add the pomegranate seeds to a blender and and blend until it looks like juice, about 10 seconds. Strain, and then pour the juice into a small saucepan and add the sugar to it. (You should have about 1/2 cup of the juice after straining.)
Place the pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Immediately turn the heat to low and simmer until it thickens to a syrup consistency, and is reduced by about half.
Cut the tops off the dragon fruits (see above images). Use an ice cream scoop out as many scoops as possible from each on. Treat the tops as the lids to a pint-sized container of ice cream. Get the idea?
When you serve the dragon fruit scoops, drizzle the desired amount of pomegranate syrup over it, and add about 1/2 teaspoon of finger lime “caviar” to each one.
If you can't get your hand on finger limes, a little fresh lime juice is great, too.