This durian fruit ice cream is delicious! Because of the custard texture of the durian, it turned out more like a pudding than an ice cream or smoothie bowl. The smell is quite strong and there is a savory flavor mixed with sweet in the durian fruit, which causes many people to hate it. Some people love it, though. We also have more dessert recipes for you!
We got a frozen durian from a local Asian market. It had been frozen and shipped from Thailand, so we let it thaw overnight. Durian is a tropical fruit, popular in Southeast Asia, where they call it the “king of fruits.” Some describe the flavor as a combination of cheese, almonds, garlic, and caramel. I loved it, though. Joann did not like it at all! See our durian fruit reactions in our video, trying it for the first time! We’ll also show you how to properly open durian fruit.
How to Open Durian Fruit
The spikes are pretty sharp, so you may need a potholder to handle it. Each durian fruit is divided into four to six pods. Cut along the outside of a pod until you can pull it away. Inside is a custard-like substance with large seeds. Have you tried durian? Did you like it? Let us know in the comments below.
You can also open it without a knife, if it’s ripe enough. Just find a seam for a pod and pry it apart with your fingers. Because of the custard texture of the durian, it turned out more like a pudding than a nice cream or smoothie bowl. Now, the smell was quite bad, sort of like rotten onions, so we had to break out the essential-oil diffusers and take the trash to the curb! Whew! Check out the durian fruit ice cream recipe below!
Durian Fruit Ice CreamCourse: DessertCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy
This durian fruit ice cream is delicious! Because of the custard texture of the durian, it turned out more like a pudding than an ice cream or smoothie bowl.
1 pod of durian
1 cup frozen mangoes
1 cup nut milk
1 frozen banana
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
- Pop it all into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.