Tuesday, July 29, 2008
It is summer here in North America and it can get so hot and humid that you just need something refreshing and quenching your thirst. My husband is crazy for durian and every time we went eating at Vietnamese restaurant he always order durian juice.
Last week when we went to an Asian store, he saw Montong durian that looked round and perfect, so he decided to buy one. It cost more than regular durian, but he still wanted to buy it because he imagined it would taste as good as the price.
When we arrived at home, he opened it up right away. However to his surprise, it did not taste as good as he expected. It was kind of hard..well it was still good in term of sweetness, but no alcoholic aroma exposed. Seems like it was not ripe enough when they harvested it.
I had an idea to consume it in another form by making juice, so that we would not taste the hardness of this fruit. And my husband loved the idea.
- 6 stones of Montong durian, discard the stones
- 3 Tbsp of sweetened condensed milk
- 400ml of "half and half" creme
- 10 ice cubes
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend it at high speed for 2-3minutes. Then pour it in two glasses. The recipe is good to make 2 glasses of durian juice. If you want it chiller, keep it in a fridge for a while. I normally keep it in the freezer for 10minutes, for I love it to be a little bit frozen.
As you may notice, I took all of the above pictures during night time just with regular lighting in my living room, no additional lighting, my camera, no flash, no tripod and included on the list is my busy -trying to help-but disturbing- Bianca...(there was an accident when she poured half carton of the creme on our living room carpet...oh dear!)