Dragon fruit shake

casaveneracion.com Dragon fruit shake

When Speedy saw Luke Nguyen whip up a dragon fruit shake in his show, he wasted no time in buying a dragon fruit to replicate the drink at home. When he cut the dragon fruit in half, to his surprise, he found the flesh to be the same color as the skin.

The skin of the dragon fruit is magenta but the flesh may either be white or as magenta as the skin. We’ve always bought the variety with the white flesh. Although most people we know find the fruit bland, we like the subtle flavor and the softly porous and watery texture.

Is there a difference in flavor between the variety with white flesh and the one with magenta flesh? Yes, there is. The white dragon fruit is a bit more sour. The magenta dragon fruit is more earthy. There is an element that hits the nose too although I can’t find the right word to describe it. I guess that after trying both, I conclude that I like the white dragon fruit better.

casaveneracion.com Dragon fruit shake

In terms of visual effect, however, a white dragon fruit will not result in such spectacular eye candy. Just look at that dramatic royal purple bubbly fluid in the glasses! Want to try making dragon fruit shake? It’s simple.


  • 1 dragon fruit
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 c. of cold milk
  • ice cubes or shaved ice
  • sugar, to taste


  1. Cut off the skin of the dragon fruit and discard. Cut the flesh into small cubes.
  2. Put the dragon fruit into the blender. Pour in the milk. Add the ice and sugar. Process until smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve.

Quick notes

Because the magenta dragon fruit lacks the contrasting sour notes that make a fruit drink more pleasing, I think it would be a good idea to add a few squeezes of lemon or lime juice next time.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2


  1. Nina says

    I personally find the red one less sweet, so i prefer the white variety. I would love to try this with the white. The creaminess of the fruit goes well with milk.

      • Nina says

        The terrible thing is, we won’t be able to tell by the skin and most stores don’t label them hehe.
        By the way, is it just my browser or some links on the header are gone… I can’t see the links to ‘in my kitchen’ and other categories?

        • Connie says

          I moved the contents of the subdomains to CASAVeneracion. :) This is now an all-recipe blog.

          All 301 redirects so the old links will automatically bring readers to the new URLs. :)

  2. Madel says

    I was at the supermarket last week when I saw those magenta-colored dragon fruits, I asked the salesgirl what they were (it was my first time to see dragon fruits in magenta, we usually buy the white ones. I didn’t even know that there are magenta-colored ones). The girl told me that the magenta ones were locally grown, while the white ones are imported.

  3. grace says

    Hi! My husband just had his first taste of dragonfruit shake yesterday at a small cafe near my children’s school. He loved it so much! It’s a very welcome coincidence that I saw your blog entry and recipe for the dragonfruit shake this afternoon. Now I can make one for him myself.
    : ) Love your blog!!