This creative Dragon Fruit Ice Cream Pie recipe was the Grand Prize Winner in the Coconut category of our #FrozenFridays Recipe Contest. The event was sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free and hosted by us, Go Dairy Free. But this winning submission was whipped up by Lindsey Lee.
Lindsey is the voice, recipe creator, and photographer behind the beautiful blog Lindsey Lee & Co. She is a mom with three boys, one with multiple food allergies, but you wouldn’t necessarily guess it from her work. Her blog is bright, airy, meticulous, and pretty – seriously, what mom is that organized with three boys! And her delicious recipes have a feeling of abundance, not living without.
In addition to making kid-friendly recipes without most top allergens, Lindsey also focuses on plant-based eats, and shares family lifestyle tips.
Our Testing Notes: Dragon Fruit Ice Cream Pie
We were beyond intrigued by this stunning pink dessert, and it didn’t disappoint:
Honestly, my husband’s expectations weren’t high. He was concerned about how the dragon fruit would play out. But it ended being his favorite contest recipe, hands down. I was elated that it came out looking exactly like the pictures, and the brownie crust was genius! It’s much easier to work with than a cookie crust. And it doesn’t freeze solid or get crunchy, but has a somewhat soft bite instead. The berry-dragon fruit combination is pretty, and it also provides vibrant flavor. The very chocolaty base is rich and fudgy, while the vanilla middle helps to tie the layers together and balance out the intensity. This is a truly impressive dessert for entertaining!
Special Diet Notes: Dragon Fruit Ice Cream Pie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.
- 3 cups dairy-free brownie bites or chopped brownie (see Brownie Note below)
- 1 tablespoon dairy-free buttery spread, melted
- 1 pint chocolate dairy-free ice cream (used So Delicious Chocolate CoconutMilk Frozen Dessert)
- ¾ cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon dairy-free milk beverage (used So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk Beverage) or oil
- 1 pint vanilla dairy-free ice cream (used So Delicious Vanilla CoconutMilk Frozen Dessert)
- 1 pint berry dairy-free ice cream (used So Delicious Oregon Mixed Berry CoconutMilk Frozen Dessert)
- 7 tablespoons (one 3.5-ounce package) dragon fruit puree
- Put the brownie and melted buttery spread in your blender. Pulse or blend until the mixture combines.
- Press the brownie mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
- Rinse out your blender (see Blender Alternative below). Add the chocolate frozen dessert and blend until smooth. Spread the chocolate frozen dessert evenly on top of the crust. Freeze for 30 minutes or longer.
- Melt the chocolate chips with the milk beverage or oil. Use oil if you want a softer ganache, milk beverage for a firm chocolate layer. Evenly pour the chocolate mixture over the frozen chocolate dessert in the pie pan. Freeze while you prepare the vanilla frozen dessert.
- Rinse out your blender. Add the vanilla frozen dessert and blend until smooth. Spread the vanilla frozen dessert evenly on top of the crust. Freeze for 30 minutes or longer.
- Rinse out your blender. Add the berry frozen dessert and dragon fruit, and blend until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly on top of the crust. Use a fork to create swirls in the top, and then freeze for 2 hours or longer.
- To serve, release the springform pan and slice the pie into 12 wedges. Cover and store in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Blender Alternative: If the ice cream is too solid for your blender, you can place it in a mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.