How to Make Snackable Dragon Fruit Coolers
Coolers refer to cold drinks, typically those that are made with wine or fruit juice. In my opinion, coolers are the best beverage to beat hot weather, especially during the summer season.
I enjoy eating fruit, so I tried to come up with a recipe that would allow me to combine fruit along with my favorite cooler ingredients. The recipe is not your typical cooler because it's also a snack!
Note: Quantities for certain ingredients are left unspecified. Feel free to add as much or as little of those ingredients as you like.
- Agar, diced
- Banana, diced
- Dragon fruit, diced
- Tapioca pearls
- Sweetened vanilla water (recipe below)
Sweetened Vanilla Water Ingredients
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 large bowl
- 4 medium bowls
- 2 small bowls
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- chopping board
- cooking spoon
- Cut dragon fruit and banana into bite-sized pieces. Keep inside the refrigerator.
- Cook tapioca pearls and agar according to package instructions. Let it cool down before keeping it inside the refrigerator.
- In a pot, cook sugar, vanilla extract, and water. Bring to a boil. Immediately turn off the heat.
- Allow the mixture to cool down.
- Transfer the sweetened vanilla water in a pitcher. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
- Remove agar from the refrigerator. Cut it into small pieces. Set aside.
- Start assembling the drink. Pour the sweetened vanilla water into a glass. Add a few spoonfuls of agar, banana, dragon fruit, and tapioca pearls.
- Best served cold.
The Finished Dish
Tips and Techniques
- You may substitute artificial sweeteners if you prefer.
- Add more ingredients if desired.
- Adjust the amount of vanilla extract if needed. The strength of the vanilla flavor may vary by brand.
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