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8 Easy Things to Make Using Costco Dragon Fruit

8 recipes you must try using costco frozen organic dragon fruit!

Organic Pitaya Dragon Fruit is now in Costco stores and it’s so good! It’s one of my favorites, and it’s now become a core product in the frozen fruit aisle which means members can find it nationwide, and year-round. Like all things Costco, it’s a lot of dragon fruit in one bag…I hear you…so if you’ve been wondering “What can I make with the Costco dragon fruit?” or “how do I use frozen Pitaya dragon fruit?” Not to worry, I’ve got the answers and recipes! The organic dragon fruit from Costco blends up a GORGEOUS (and delicious!) purple and can be used so many ways. I rounded up my favorite recipes that are all healthy, creative, quick and easy ways to whip this nutrient rich frozen dragon fruit from Pitaya into beautiful and delicious treats that kids and adults will both enjoy! Almost of them are vegan and gluten free (or can be made dairy free) so these are perfect for those following vegan, plant based diets, raw diets, or those just trying to lower your added sugars in your sweet treats!

Why Costco dragon fruit?

Dragon fruit is loaded with good stuff like vitamin C, iron, fiber, and antioxidants, plus the Pitaya brand dragon fruit at Costco is also certified organic. Pitaya only grows the purple flesh dragon fruit (sometimes dragon fruit also has white flesh) because the purple flesh is loaded with more of the good vitamins and nutrients. Dragon fruit is mildly sweet, offering a yummy treat without an overpowering flavor.


Dragon fruit sounds so exotic and interesting but what to make with it?

I recommend these 10 recipes to prepare your Costco frozen dragon fruit! Most of them are very forgiving – you can use them to get an idea to prep it and then make it your own way.

Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below and don’t forget to give this post a star rating below!

Pink Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

Pink Pitaya Smoothie Bowl with Toppings - This easy recipe using dragon fruit from Costco and more ideas on Costco Contessa | costcontessa.com

This pink pitaya smoothie bowl is a crowd pleaser – not only because it’s delicious but it looks (and tastes) like a bowl of fruity sorbet with “toppings.” Anything that makes it look and sound like ice cream right? You can easily alter this recipe for Costco dragon fruit to be gluten free, dairy free, and/or vegan!

Pitaya Mango Banana Nice Cream Recipe

8 Easy Things to Make Using Costco Dragon Fruit - CostContessa

This 5-ingredient nicecream recipe is refreshingly delicious plus its dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. It’s a great option for a healthy dragon fruit summer frozen treat!

Pink Lemon Dragon Fruit Smoothie

8 Easy Things to Make Using Costco Dragon Fruit - CostContessa

This easy pink lemon and dragon fruit smoothie combines frozen fruits with milk and honey. It makes the ultimate breakfast meal as you can whip it up in under 5 minutes with just a handful of ingredients! 

Green Ginger Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Green Ginger Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl using Pitaya Frozen Dragon Fruit from Costco - sweet and spicy - very refreshing! Find this and more dragon fruit ideas at Costco Contessa | costcontessa.com

We love the combination of spicy ginger with the subtly sweet fruit in this Green Ginger Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl. Plus it’s vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Dragon Fruit Cocktail

Costco Dragon Fruit Cocktail

Looking for a unique and pink signature cocktail for your event? Look no further! We’re loving how this dragon fruit cocktail captures the spectacular magenta color of dragon fruit…plus its delicious and unique!

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Beet and Dragon Fruit Antioxidant and Protein Boosted Bowl – Paleo Friendly

Beet and Dragon Fruit Antioxidant and Protein Boosted Bowl - Paleo Friendly - Find this and more ideas to use Costco Frozen Pitaya Dragon Fruit on Costco Contessa | Costcontessa.com

This antioxidant-rich and protein-boosted beet and dragon fruit (pitaya) bowl is vegan and paleo friendly. Both beets and dragon fruit are high in betalain, an antioxidant that helps protect our cells from harmful free radicals, and as it turns out, blend up beautifully together in this protein-boosted recipe! Plus a list of optional toppings to add crunch and even more plant power!

Dragon Fruit Chia Coconut Pudding Smoothie

This dragon fruit and chia coconut pudding smoothie recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make! And you can grab everything at Costco! Get more details and tons of creative ways to use dragon fruit at Costco Contessa | costcontessa.com

This dragon fruit and chia coconut pudding smoothie recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make! It’s plant based and the addition of the coconut chia pudding lends this smoothie extra thickness sometimes missing in vegan smoothies. With only 6 ingredients, this quick and easy recipe is just our style…deliciously easy!

Frozen Pineapple Dragon Fruit Margaritas

Frozen Pineapple Dragon Fruit Margaritas using Pitaya Dragon Fruit from Costco. Find more info and tons of ideas for Costco's frozen dragon fruit on Costco Contessa | www.costcontessa.com

These refreshing Frozen Pineapple Dragon Fruit Margaritas are a great choice for a hot summer day! Make it a mocktail for the kiddos by subbing pineapple juice for the tequila and everyone can enjoy them!

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    1. I just changed the links to blue, so they are easier to see. They were bold but it was hard to tell they were links – sorry about that – should be clear now what to click to get thru to the recipes 🙂

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