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Pitaya blended with coconut milk and pineapple to create a tropical nutritious popsicle recipe  for breakfast or dessert. 

Beautiful pink and white dragon fruit popsicles in a dish on a white counter.

My girls and I love acai and pitaya smoothie bowls for breakfast on warm summer mornings. If you follow me on Instagram you know what I mean. I blend frozen pitaya packs with other fresh or frozen fruit, a little almond milk or coconut water, and top with chia seeds, granola, and fresh fruit. Pitaya bowls are not only bursting with nutrients, they are beautiful little works of art. This week we decided to have a little fun and make ice pops instead of bowls. If you are unable to find pitaya packs you could use frozen acai packs, 1 fresh dragon fruit, or a handful of berries. Pitaya smoothie packs can be found at most natural grocery stores. There’s a store locator here for Pitaya Plus.  PS this post is not sponsored, I just love the product.

Check out this dragon fruit smoothie. Isn’t the pink color amazing? 

close up of tropical pitaya and pineapple coconut popsicles.
Every time I use pitaya packs I exclaim the same thing: “I can’t believe this color! Nature is so amazing!” I’m sure my kids are getting tired of hearing this, but really, the fuchsia ice creamy mixture in my blender is incredible. The center layer of this tastes like a pina colada. Dragon Fruit Pops

After trying many ice pop molds, this one is my favorite. I love the old fashioned look and the wooden sticks. I bought a box of hundreds of sticks at Michael’s.

I’ve also used it for rainbow popsicles and Red, White, and Blue Pina Colada Pops

Yield: serves 10

Tropical Dragon Fruit Popsicles

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 17 minutes

Beautiful and tasty tropical dragon fruit or pitaya popsicles are a refreshing and healthy dessert for kids and adults.

Tropical Dragon Fruit Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk (divided)
  • 1 frozen pitaya smoothie pack
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks (divided)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut, agave, or maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor puree 1/2 cup coconut milk, pitaya broken up into pieces, 1/2 cup of the pineapple, mango, and banana. Add a little water if needed to turn the blender. Spoon pitaya mixture about 1/3 the way up the popsicle molds. Insert the sticks and freeze. Transfer the rest of the pitaya mixture to a bowl and place in the refrigerator. Wash out the blender.
  2. In the clean blender, blend the rest of the coconut milk, 1/2 cup pineapple, and 1/4 cup honey.
  3. Once the first layer of the pitaya mixture has frozen enough to hold the popsicle sticks up, pour the coconut pineapple mixture another third the way up the popsicle molds. Place back into the freezer until this layer has frozen.
  4. Finally, spoon the last pitaya layer into the molds. Freeze completely.
  5. To remove the popsicles, run the mold under hot water for a few seconds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 15mg Carbohydrates: 17g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 13g Protein: 1g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.