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No-Churn Durian Ice Cream

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Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients. No ice cream maker needed!

Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed!

In SouthEast Asia, the Durian is known as the King of Fruits. It is known for its extremely strong odor. The durian’s odor is so strong that it’s banned from most hotels and public transportation!

Despite the strong smell, the taste is absolutely incredible.

It’s like a creamy custard with a really intense flavor. You either love it and can’t get enough of it, or you absolutely despise it and can’t stand to even be around it. I fall into the first category…

When I was living in the US, I constantly craved durian. Fortunately, I was able to find frozen durian imported from Thailand at the Asian supermarket but it was a far cry from the Malaysian durian  (specifically, Penang durian) I used to enjoy.

Now that I’m back in Penang enjoying the current durian season, I thought what better way to celebrate than to make some creamy delicious durian ice cream!

This no-churn Durian Ice Cream is to die for. The durian pulp is already creamy but adding the whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk, plus the vanilla extract, makes it divine.

How to Make Durian Ice Cream without an ice cream maker

If you don’t have access to fresh durian, you can absolutely use frozen durian pulp for this recipe. Just allow it to thaw.

Run the durian pulp through a good, sturdy mesh strainer using the back of a large spoon. This will separate the stringy threads and give you a smooth, creamy pulp.

In order to get about 1 cup of durian pulp for the ice cream, you’ll need between 5 to 10 pieces (depending on the size of each piece).

Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed!

Next, stir in about 3/4 of a cup of Sweetened Condensed Milk to the durian pulp.

This is what will give the ice cream its sweetness, creaminess and richness.

Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed!

Because we’re not using an ice cream maker for this recipe, we will need to whip up the cream.

We’ll use 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream for this recipe. Make sure that the whipping cream is cold, so don’t take it out of the fridge until you’re ready to use it. Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cream.

This will give the flavor of the ice cream a little more depth.

Use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to whip up the cream to stiff peaks – this means that the texture of the whipped cream should be a little on the firm side and when you lift the beater or whisk from the mixing bowl, the peaks should stand straight up instead of immediately sinking back down.

Next, gently pour the durian pulp mixture in to the whipped cream.

Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed!

Give it a quick stir for a few seconds with the mixer so that everything is well incorporated, then pour it into a container.

Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed!

You’ll want to make sure that this container that you use to freeze the ice cream is really AIR-TIGHT so that none of that durian smell will escape!

Allow it to freeze overnight before enjoying your homemade, delicious, creamy Durian Ice Cream 🙂

Enjoy!

Yield: 3 cups

No-Churn Durian Ice Cream

No-Churn Durian Ice Cream. So creamy and delicious. Only 4 ingredients!

Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients. No ice cream maker needed!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Freezing Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Run the durian pulp through a sturdy mesh strainer. Use the back of a large spoon to push the pulp through the strainer.
  2. Stir condensed milk into the strained durian pulp, mix well then set aside.
  3. Whip up the heavy cream to stiff peaks.
  4. Slowly pour the durian pulp mixture in to the whipped cream. Gently whip until everything is well incorporated. Don't overstir.
  5. Pour the ice cream mixture into an airtight container.
  6. Freeze overnight.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1961Total Fat: 97gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 286gFiber: 34gSugar: 45gProtein: 23g

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Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed! Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed!
Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed! Creamy and delicious Durian Ice Cream. Only 4 ingredients; no ice cream maker needed!

 

Tiffany

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Will this recipe turn out icey? I have learned that mango puree needed to be cooked, while strawberry has to roast before blended into puree, both methods intended to reduce the water to avoid icey texture in the ice cream. How about durian? Thank you.

Char

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Hi Tiffany! In my experience, it hasn't turned out too icy. I hope you will give it a try. Let me know if it does turn out icy and I will try to find a solution.

Li

Saturday 16th of June 2018

Hi there, may I use the machine for this recipe? This may shorten the chilling time, I guess.

Char

Sunday 17th of June 2018

Hi Li. Yes, you certainly can! :) I hope you enjoy this recipe; Cheers!

Lokness

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

I really really love durian! I see them in Asian supermarkets once a while, even fresh one too! But I have no idea how to pick one. We tried a fresh one once, but we had a hard time taking out the flesh. Every since then, I went with the frozen durian in a little package. Hassle free! Your ice cream looks so creamy! I definitely have to give this a try, and probably with frozen ones. :)

Char

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Hi Lokness! I agree - it's hard to break open a durian without the right tools (which includes a good pair of thick gloves)! I hope you give this recipe a try! Frozen durian works just fine here ;) Cheers!

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