Recipe: Dragon-Fruit Banana Frozen Novelty

By: iTi Innovation

Dairy-free, fat-free, plant-based frozen novelties have never tasted so good with iTi Tropicals fruit purees and juices. iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has developed a Dragon Fruit Banana Frozen Novelty concept made from functional ingredients including banana puree and dragon fruit puree.   

Why Banana Puree? 

The banana puree serves as the base for this frozen novelty due to its naturally thick viscosity and smooth mouthfeel.  Because of this, a source of fat is not needed for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.  

Why Dragon Fruit Puree? 

Due to the betacyanins that naturally occur in dragon fruit, this frozen novelty has a bright, magenta hue! Dragon fruit puree also offers a very subtle hint of flavor that helps balance the banana flavor. 

With a delightfully sweet flavor, exotic magenta color, and velvety smooth texture, iTi Tropicals’ newest frozen novelty concept is sure to be a hit with consumers.   Check out the innovation team’s Dragon Fruit Banana Frozen Novelty recipe below! 

Dragon Fruit Banana Frozen Novelty 

Ingredients Percent (%) 
1000 Aseptic Banana Puree, Acidified, Seedless 44.30 
4300 Frozen Dragon Fruit Puree 24.93 
Water 13.04 
Sugar, Granulated 10.99 
8800 Aseptic Pineapple Juice Concentrate, 61 Brix 6.74 


1. Measure all ingredients.  Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan.  

2. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, stirring every minute.  

3. Once boiling, remove from heat and allow to cool for one hour.  Transfer mixture to ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. 

4. Enjoy!  

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