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Close up on a tall glass filled with ice cubes and a homemade dragon fruit lemonade. You can see slices of lemon in the drink and there are more fruit as well as more lemonade in a large pitcher in the background

Dragon Fruit Lemonade

Make this delicious dragon fruit lemonade using fresh lemons and a whole dragon fruit! It is so easy to make (no need to make a simple syrup), healthy and the best refreshing summer drink to enjoy on a hot day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Author plantbasedjess


  • Blender


  • 1 large dragon fruit (about 1 ½ cups) - pink or white flesh, peel removed
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ cup agave nectar or maple syrup - or to taste, can also use simple syrup
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)


  • Blend together the dragon fruit with 1 cup of water until desired texture (I like to gently blend to keep some small chunks of fruit for added texture).
  • Transfer the dragon fruit mixture to a lemonade pitcher and add the remaining 4 cups of water, lemon juice and sweetener. Stir, taste and adjust the sweetener and/or water, if necessary.
  • Can be served immediately over a glass filled with iced cubes. Store in the fridge to chill and stir well before serving. Enjoy!



  • If you have a white flesh dragon fruit and want a pink lemonade, then you can peel the fruit removing the outer layer using a knife while keeping some of the softer bright pink layer (see video).