Dragon Fruit – what does it look like on the inside

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit is Amazing

I always describe Dragon Fruit as, “The Cookies and Cream” fruit, though, it has the texture of a Kiwi, it looks just like ice cream when you split them open.  They grow like flowers on Cacti plants in Mexico and are known as Pitaya or Pitahaya.  They are also cultivated in Southeast Asia, the United States, Israel, Australia, Cyprus and the Canary Islands.

Dragon Fruit

Where to find Dragon Fruit

I found Dragon Fruit at my local Oriental Market.  I bought the last two they had and I paid $1.98 a pound.  I think, between the two, they weighed about 1 1/2 pounds is all.  So they really didn’t cost me that much.  But people have told me that these can be ridiculously priced in standard grocery markets.  I’ve heard upwards of even $8 dollars a piece; which is crazy but if you can find them at lower price, I highly recommend you try one.  I like to squeeze lime juice over the top of mine.  So if you find them, pic up a lime or two for a little extra seasoning because the Dragon fruit tastes like a mild Kiwi.

Other Recipes like Dragon Fruit

I’ve got a ton of Asian food recipes if you search the categories panel under Chinese or Japanese Food.  I’ve also got a few fruits and vegetable videos listed here that you might be interested in, like my, How to cut a Pineapple, Japanese Cold Cucumber and my How to cook an Artichoke.  Other than that, thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy this Dragon Fruit Video.

Instant Coffee Frappuccino

Instant Coffee Frappuccino2 make an Instant Coffee Frappuccino!

I know that it takes balls to post an Instant Coffee Frappuccino.  Everyone is a connoisseur right.  You LIKE YOUR COFFEE THE WAY YOU LIKE IT!  Well that’s great!  Nobody’s knocking you for it.  But what about those instant coffee days?  You know when you’re running late but you still need your “fix” or “that’s all they had in the break room” days.  Enough excuses though, already!  What about the days that are just so hot or you need to drink something so cool?  Yep, you got it.  As long as you’ve got a blender, this Instant Coffee Frappuccino recipe literally only takes 2 minutes to crank out and after you try one, I know you’ll be a believer too!

Hershey SyrupI don’t care if you’ve got a Vitamix, a Ninja or a Bullet Blender you like to just throw in your back pack and go,  this Instant Coffee Frappuccino recipe will have you saving what you normally spend $5 plus for a Grande at you know who’s and what’s its place!  Isn’t that reason enough just to give this a try.  I mean, I’m not saying that it’s Kopi Luwak by any means, but there are 3 easy ways here, using this same recipe, that can send you nodding in the right direction after you try one of these.  And believe it or not, If you want a a Caramel Instant Coffee Frappuccino, just add Hershey Caramel sauce, and for a Mocha, just add the Chocolate.  I’m telling you, it’s that easy and it’s that worth doing because it tastes that good!

Instant Coffee Frappuccino Ingredients:

4 cups Ice
1 cup Hot Water
4 tbsp Instant Coffee Granules
5 tbsp Sugar
3/4 cup Cream
1/3 cup Caramel or Hershey Syrup (Optional for Mocha or Caramel Frappuccinos)
Whip Cream (Optional)

It doesn’t get any easier than this.  Melt the Instant Coffee Crystals and Granulated Sugar in one cup of hot water and stir.  Drop a couple of ice cubes in the hot water to cool it off afterwards, then combine all other ingredients in a blender and Puree.  Enjoy your Instant Coffee Frappuccino topped with Whipped Cream if you’d like.