I have a confession: I don’t like durian. It wasn’t until recently that decided to learn how to appreciate this pungent fruit and it proves to be a difficult undertaking! But I’ve always like dodol and durian potong so it’s a good start.
This durian season, I’ve been thinking of ways to create durian-infused dessert to appeal to those who love or hate durian. My first successful try: homemade durian potong!
I’ve browsed through several recipes on the Internet but didn’t find one I really like. It is said that coconut milk gives it more ‘fragrance’ so I decided to use that instead of cow’s milk. However, using coconut milk alone made the mixture too thick so I had to I add some cow’s milk.
My durian potong turned out delicious, creamy and filled with durian goodness. I would say it’s better than store-bought ones (just not as sweet)!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Freezing time: 6 hours or overnight
Durian flesh x 200 g
Coconut milk x 250 ml
Full cream cow’s milk x 100 ml
Sugar (optional but recommended) x 4 tbsp
TO MAKE MIXTURE:
- Remove flesh from durian.
- Add durian flesh, coconut cream, milk and sugar into the pot.
- Cook mixture in low fire and stir it with a whisk until its mixed well.
TO MAKE POPSICLE:
- Scoop mixture into the popsicle molds.
- Pop the mold into the freezer and freeze until firm.
- Unmold popsicle and enjoy!
- Though durian is GST-free, it is by no means inexpensive (as compare to other fruits). That four pieces of durian cost RM 10. However, I did buy it in a supermarket; it was pre-packed for convenience and the quality was superb.
- Total cost of popsicle (400 ml) = Durian (RM 10) + UHT coconut milk (RM 2.30) + Milk (RM 1) = RM 13.30
- Each homemade durian potong (100 ml) cost RM 3.30
King’s durian & jagung manis potong (6 x 70 ml) RM 7.25 | Veri green bean durian potong (360 g) RM 9.45 from TESCO
- While it seems to be more expensive than store-bought durian potong like King’s, the one made at home is very rich in durian. As the durian mixture was only whisked and not blended, you can feel the texture and distinct taste of durian.
- If you want to make more with less money, use more milk or buy durians from roadside stalls.
- You can get the popsicle mold from Daiso for only RM 5
- This recipe makes just enough for my 400 ml popsicle mold.
- Most recipes calls for sugar. As I’m making it for elderly suffering from diabetes and the durian was sweet enough, I decided to omit the sugar. If you want it to taste of those you bought in store, add sugar. Most people will probably like it that way.
- If your sole intention is to make the popsicle and not because you have extra fruits left from a durian party, it’s more convenient to buy packet durian from the supermarket.
- To unmold the popsicles easily, immerse it in a bowl of water for a few minutes. The popsicle will be difficult to remove otherwise.
- To make pretty popsicles, remember to ensure there’s no air bubbles between the mixture and wipe off excess durian mixture before freezing (I didn’t)
Do you like durian potong?