Durian Ice Cream?


It is Durian time again. At the side of the roads are pick-ups with the spiky fruit that you can smell from 20 meters away, and the signs are brought out for the hotel foyers which state no Durian to be brought into the hotel. This is a fruit that you either love or hate. When first introduced to it I was told it tastes like heaven but smells like hell. It is still the best description, in my opinion.

However, there are ways to use Durian in the kitchen, with recipes for cakes and flans and finally ice creams.

This durian ice cream is super easy to make. It ends up like a harder version of commercial frozen yogurt. Just leave it in room temperature for about 15 minutes to soften slightly before serving.

Cooking Method

1. Puree all the above and pour into a freezer proof container with a lid or wrap with cling wrap.

2. Freeze overnight. To serve, leave it in room temperature for 15min to soften slightly before scooping.

Ingredients Serves 6-8
Durian flesh good quality 550g
Yogurt (store bought or homemade) 200g
Milk cold 2 tbspns
Sugar granulated 1 tbspn