Hello!! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! It didn’t last enough don’t you think? I still can’t figure out why days seem too short for me!
Today I have an amazing recipe I tried during the weekend and I must share it with you guys! If you’re a durian fan, you’re definitely going to enjoy this one! I’ve seen that there is a lack of recipes with durian, I guess because it has a very peculiar flavor, and personally I like to eat it just as it is, by itself, so maybe many of you do too.
It was inspired by my super simple Durian-Orange Cream I did ages ago! But when I did it, the meat was coming from the whole fruitI left defrosting overnight, so it was extremely creamy and rich, so delicious! So this time I simply changed the recipe a little bit and that same cream became an Ice Cream Bar! Yumm!
Gastrawnomica’s Raw Durian-Orange Ice Cream Bars
Serves 2-4 people
1/2 cup dried coconut, unsweetened (I used Let’s Do Organic)
1 cup dates, pitted
Zest and juice from 1 orange (organic if possible)
1 package of frozen durian, seedless and chopped (around 500 grs)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Prepare the base blending the dates, orange zest and coconut until you have a nice sticky dough (you can add more coconut if desired). Spread over a square plate and freeze while you prepare the filling.
In your food processor, blend durian pieces (should be slightly frozen) and vanilla extract. Start blending and then add the juice of 1 orange, until you have a creamy & rich, ice cream consistency. (Liquid depends on how big your orange is, add more if needed). Put over date base and freeze for 30 min before serving or until firm but not too frozen, should be very creamy.
Serve and enjoy!!
FYI*** You can make a pie instead of bars, just use a pie mold and you’ll have a delicious Durian-Orange Pie!