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I scream, you scream, we all scream for this funky durian ice cream sandwich made like they do it in Singapore, on plain white bread.

Durian Ice Cream Sandwich


  • 1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk

  • 1 1/2 cups pureed and strained fresh durian (can substitute mango)

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • Sliced white bread


  1. In a bowl, add condensed milk and pureed durian. Stir to combine.

  2. Whisk heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Add a little bit of whipped cream to durian mixture and mix to combine. Pour this mixture back into bowl with whipped cream, and gently fold together.

  3. Line a loaf tin with plastic wrap, and pour in durian cream mixture. Fold plastic wrap over, and allow to freeze overnight.

  4. Remove from mold, and peel away plastic wrap. Cut into 1-inch pieces and place in a slice of bread that has been folded over. Enjoy!

Durian Ice Cream Sandwich




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- When people think of ice cream sandwiches, they usually think of two cookies with ice cream squished in the middle. But in Singapore, they take it to the next level because they actually make it a sandwich with bread. Today I'm going to show you how to make a durian ice cream sandwich with homemade durian ice cream. It's going to be stinky and super delicious. Let's get started. It's spiky, it's kind of scary looking. It could probably be used as a weapon. This you guys is durian and it's known as the king of fruit in some parts of the world. Now how do we get into a durian? Well, you need a sharp knife. You have to be extra, extra careful. And we're going to give it a pierce and just push right through. Ready, check this out. Oh, my gosh, the smell is intense but I personally love durian. A lot of people think it has this weird, funky, dirty gym sock kind of smell but the flavor payout is so great. Let's get this out of its pods. So they come in pods, the fruit actually sort of like this, kind of looks like eggy, kind of custardy and lets give it a taste you guys. Mmm, my favorite, it's super creamy, it's kind of like creme caramel in fruit form. And you just want to harvest all of that beautiful, golden flesh. Now let's make the ice cream base. And I love this ice cream because it's so easy. It only takes three ingredients and you don't need an ice cream machine. So in goes my durian pulp, just like that. Honestly, the sound that it makes is so funny. It's just like plop. It's so in sync, I feel like with the funky smell, the weird texture, it's just so appropriate. And then I have a can of one of my favorite ingredients, thickened, condensed milk. This is so, so delicious, so great just straight out of the can. But then in this ice cream, it just makes it so lovely and smooth and rich and thick. And we're gonna blitz this up until it's nice and smooth. Alright, my condensed milk and durian mixture is nice and smooth. Now I'm going to go get my whip cream and we're gonna fold this into the whip cream. This is my whip cream. I just whipped up some everyday heavy cream or whipping cream as some of you guys may call it until the peaks were nice and stiff. And now we're gonna fold this mixture into the cream. Alright, just slide it all out, you want every last bit of that durian goodness. And then just fold it through. Alright, so this looks really good. I have a loaf tin here that I've just lined with a little bit of plastic wrap. And we're just gonna pour this mixture in. Alright, just smooth it out. Nice and even. And now I'm just gonna fold back the plastic a little bit. And pop it into the freezer overnight until it firms up. Alright you guys, now I'm joined by my friend, Erin. She works here at Tastemade, and a little while ago, we did an exotic fruit taste test and you had durian for the first time. - I did. - And what did you think? - I hated it so much. I didn't know I could hate a fruit that much. - Right, and I promised you that I would make you durian ice cream and that it might change your mind. So here we are. - I'm so excited. - I'm gonna flip this over for you. - I'm also super terrified. - I kind of love that she's terrified, though. - It's a fruit but I swear, it tastes like some sort of animal. Not alive. - What sort of animal? - Something you might find on a hike. - Where do you go hiking? Alright, so this is the fun bit. So when I had ice cream sandwiches, or the durian ice cream sandwich, I had it in Singapore, and they don't put them between cookies, they put them on white bread. - What? - Which I think is pretty delicious. So I'm gonna get you a nice thick slab. - This is awesome. - I think we need to get a little more on there. - Oh, yeah. It slices beautifully. - That's like the joy of no churn ice cream, girl. - What? - Alright. - Oh my god. - And then let's get another slice on top. - Look at that. - Doesn't that look good? - That's beautiful. - Okay, should I cut it this way? - Yeah, yeah, yeah. - Okay, let's do that. - Oh my god, oh my god. - Okay, right? What's happening? - Are we gonna cheers? - Yeah, I think we should. Ready? - It doesn't smell bad. - Cheers. - Cheers. It still tastes like chicken. What is wrong with this fruit? It's got like a umami type of like. - So this is the Singaporean ice cream sandwich. A slice of durian ice cream in between white bread. I think it's delicious. Erin still thinks it tastes like chicken. But hey.