Earlier this week I ordered some exotic fruit from Amazon. I had NO clue that you could order fresh fruit from Amazon, but you can. Check out these gorgeous dragon fruit that I got in.
I have never seen a dragon fruit in person before, so I was curious to cut one open and see what it tastes like.
It is very soft like an avocado and can be removed from the skin with a spoon.
It tastes a little like a mango and a kiwi combined — so so good. But when you mix it with a simply syrup and puree it and then scrape with a fork after freezing, you get the most amazing and beautiful granita you have ever seen in your life.
- 2 dragon fruits, halved & outer skin reserved
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- Bring water to a boil, and add sugar, stirring until it's completely dissolved, to make simple syrup. Set aside and let the mixture cool.
- Scoop out the center flesh of the fruit and add to a blender. (The outer skins make a wonderful serving dish. Set them in the freezer while you prepare the granita, so they're easier to work with later.) Add the cooled simple syrup to the blender. Blend until the mixture is totally pureed.
- Pour the mixture into a shallow pan or tray (I used a 9x13 baking dish), and place the dish in the freezer. Remove the dish every 30 minutes or so, and use a fork to "rake" the mixture & stir to break up any clumps of ice that have formed. Be sure to get the sides and bottom of the pan.
- To serve, spoon granita into the frozen outer skin.
Get Ready for Dragons: Race to the Edge
This summer, Hiccup and Toothless, from the critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon films are embarking on unparalleled adventures in the all-new Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge – and inviting you along for the dragon ride.
Soaring beyond their home on the island of Berk in search of new dragons, Dragons: Race to the Edge introduces some of the most exciting dragons yet, each with its own amazing abilities — shock waves, cannon balls and fire blasts, just to name a few.
With the magical Dragon Eye, an artifact Hiccup finds aboard an abandoned ship, Hiccup learns there is more outside the confines of Berk, and that a little curiosity and determination can make every day an exciting journey. In Hiccup’s own words, “this changes everything.”
Other Adventures on Netflix
Dive deeper into the unknown with these picks.
- Sofia the First: S1E12, Two to Tangu
- Bo on the Go: S1E11, Bo and the Dragon Queen
- The Adventures of Puss in Boots: S1E6, Fountains
- How to Train Your Dragon 2
- National Treasure
- Planet Earth
These adventures will be available soon on Netflix!
▪ Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (7/15)
▪ H2O: Mermaid Adventures: Season 2 (7/15)
▪ Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.: Season 2 (7/28)
▪ Turbo FAST (new episodes 7/31)