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How to Make Dragon Fruit Sauce

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Learn how to make dragon fruit sauce at home

Learn how to make dragon fruit sauce at home

Making Dragon Fruit Sauce

Depending on where you live, dragon fruit might be one of the most expensive fruits in the world. In Southeast Asian countries, where it is locally grown, it might cost around $5 to $6 per kilo (about two to three fruits). In countries where the fruit must be imported, however, it can be much more expensive.

Dragon fruit is not quite as sweet as many other fruits, but I love its taste and texture. I decided to create a recipe for a sauce that I could use anytime, in a variety of different ways. I have used it in drinks; for example, I have added it to my ginger tea. I have also drizzled it on top of ice cream and pancakes. This dragon fruit sauce is quite versatile; you can add it to anything you like!

If properly stored inside your refrigerator, this sauce may last three or so months.

The recipe requires only three ingredients to make, and it's very tasty. I hope you enjoy!

You only need three ingredients for dragon fruit sauce

You only need three ingredients for dragon fruit sauce

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

2 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups dragon fruit, mashed (at least 2 to 3 medium-sized fruits)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


For Preparation:

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  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • potato masher
  • blender

For Cooking:

  • sauce pan
  • cooking spoon

For Storing:

  • bottle or dispenser
  • funnel

Dragon Fruit Sauce Step-by-Step Procedure


  1. Combine dragon fruit and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture over the low heat.
  2. Stir the mixture until it comes to a boil.
  3. Add vanilla extract. Continue stirring to prevent burning.
  4. Let it cool before putting it in a blender.
  5. Blend the mixture until achieving the desired texture.
  6. Transfer the sauce to a sealed container for future use.

Tips and Techniques

  • Use dragon fruit sauce as a topping, flavoring, etc.
  • Add more sugar if desired.
  • Adjust the amount of vanilla extract if using a brand with strong vanilla essence.
  • For a thinner consistency, add more water.
  • If you prefer to maintain the texture of the dragon fruit, don't use a blender.
We made a delicious drink using our homemade dragon fruit sauce

We made a delicious drink using our homemade dragon fruit sauce

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  • How to Make Dragon Fruit Apple Lemonade
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