Durian Ice Cream Recipe to Beat the Heat

Durian by US Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center

Okay, so it’s not quite a scorcher today but you should make this recipe now in preparation for the big heat wave that is surely on the tail of this cold front. My friend Grace of Fearless Cooking TV asked me for the recipe after hearing that I was so brave as to make durian ice cream. What? You don’t like durian? Shame on you! You can use any other fruit instead, but not with the same unique flavor and scent.

You will need to follow your ice cream maker’s instructions on how to do it precisely, but here are the ingredients I used to make a quart of ice cream:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups cream
  • 2 cups durian pulp (substitute other fruits if you can’t hang with durian)

Beat together the eggs and sugar until it’s good and creamy. Then mix in everything else, put it in your ice cream maker and when it’s done, just freeze it for a day or so. It’s easy and delicious. Want to try durian ice cream? Just let me know. I have a quart of it and my lovely wife won’t go near it.

Carl Weaver is a writer and brewer for RealHomebrew.com and has been making beer and wine for more than 20 years. He is also an avid photographer and writer and just finished his first book, about a trip he took to Thailand to live in Buddhist monasteries. He considers himself the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest darned guy in the world. Follow him on Twitter.

5 thoughts on “Durian Ice Cream Recipe to Beat the Heat

  1. Where do I get durian in the DC area? I adore durian ice cream. I also love the look I get it when I order it in a Thai restaurant, generally followed by “are you sure you want that?”

  2. Try your local Vietnamese or Thai market. I go to Eden supermarket at Seven Corners in Falls Church. You might have to look in the freezer section for boxed fruit pulp removed from the pod. If you opt to buy the fruit itself, you can freeze what you don’t use in small freezer bags. It keeps for a long time and is some kind of good!

  3. I figure if I can eat the stinkiest of cheeses, I should move on to the stinkiest of fruits. Surely, I’ll be able to find it in New York City!
    Great post.


  4. hi Carl , 4 a Malaysian like me , we can easily buy any kind of durian a stone throw away every 3 mths. the taste ranging from sweet to bitter , have u try the bitter one ? i hv just made 500ml of durian ice-cream but I used egg yolks only. I hv came across a recipe that used egg white only , it looks nicer . Anyway thanks 4 your sharing . Have a nice day. Yah! you can use durian to make cake and you won.t switch to other kind of cake I promise . If you dare to try another Malaysian kind of durian soap , try this : cook some durian flesh with green beans + sago + coconut milk + pandan leaves + and lastly add in the egg . U can find this in the Thai restaurant>