Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, is the star of this recipe. This flavorful fruit has a mildly sweet taste that’s like a cross between a pear and a kiwi. Its flesh can be white, yellow, or a reddish-pink color. For this frosty treat, we use red-fleshed pitaya. The bold red color comes from betalain, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells. Red pitaya is richer in other nutrients, too, like magnesium, iron, and vitamin C. Using the red pitaya gives the n'ice cream a vibrant, hot pink hue that makes it fun to eat.

N’ice cream is a satisfying alternative to frozen dairy desserts for anyone following a whole-food, plant-based diet or trying to limit highly processed foods and added sugars. With just four ingredients, this naturally sweet, low-calorie dessert feels like an indulgence but is a healthy treat. And, because your Vitamix handles frozen ingredients with ease, you don’t have to wait for your n’ice cream to freeze; you can enjoy it immediately. Stock up on pitaya—you’ll be making this one a lot!


  • 1 ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 ½ cup frozen pitaya
  • 1 ½ cup frozen banana

Step 1: Load the container.

Place all the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.

Step 2: Blend & Tamp

Run the Frozen Dessert Program or start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 40–50 seconds, using the tamper to push ingredients toward the blades.

Step 3: Sounds & Mounds

You'll know the blend is complete when the sound of the motor changes and four mounds form in the container. Stop the machine. Don’t over mix or melting will occur.

Step 4: Serve & Enjoy!

Serve immediately. For a boost of protein, add shaved coconut, cashews, chia, flax, or hemp seeds as toppings.

Waiting to indulge? Store your frozen treats in an airtight container. When you are ready to eat, add a bit more liquid and re-blend your treat to get that smooth texture