Frozen cubes of Dragon Fruit and fresh strawberries, a bit of sugar and a generous amount of Rose’ wine all blended together and frozen in my popsicle molds might just be the best hot summer cooler (adults only) you can find. Sophisticated yet homey. Deliciously cold and yummy.
My first encounters with dragon fruit were in Mexico and Malaysia. You see them everywhere in fresh markets. They are stunningly exotic and beautiful and absolutely delicious. Sometimes they are white inside and sometimes red with tiny black seeds. There are even yellow dragon fruits. The real name is “pitaya or pitahaya” and is the fruit of a cactus. They are indigenous to Central and South America as well as Asia.
Every now and then I see Dragon Fruit in a supermarket or one of our international markets. Whenever I buy a fresh one, allowing it to ripen, they are never very tasty. I don’t wait long enough or I wait too long and the result is disappointing. I’ll keep trying. These frozen cubes of dragon fruit I found at Publix.
Use very chilled Rose’ and strawberries.
I bought these metal popsicle molds a few years ago via Amazon and have used them often.
Don’t you feel more refreshed just looking at these? Make a few….sit outside on a hot summer evening and enjoy your “Dragon Fruit and Strawberry Rose’ Popsicle”. Stay cool y’all.
Dragon Fruit, Strawberry and Rose' Popsicles
- 1 cups frozen dragon fruit cubes
- 1 1/2 cups sliced ripe chilled strawberries
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar (taste and adjust liquid before freezing)
- 1 cup chilled Rose’ wine
- Put ingredients in a blender and blend until totally smooth. Taste and adjust sugar if need be.
- Pour liquid into popsicle molds about 3/4 full and insert sticks.
- Freeze all day or overnight. Enjoy.
Teresa Blackburn www.teresablackburnfoodstyling.com