The Durian Shake

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
The Durian Shake

Adventurous fruit fans go absolutely bananas for durian. Whiffy and sharp-smelling, durian fruit has a distinct flavor that isn’t just flavorful, it’s an entire sensory experience. There’s a mouth sensation to eating durian that’s often likened to the numbing tingle of raw onion, with a sulfuric flavor that, against all odds, also includes hints of caramel and cream. It’s impossible to fully explain the complex flavor of durian, which is why we want so badly for you to try this misunderstood fruit.

That’s why we love this shake recipe. We’ve heard the smelly rumors about durian, and we think this recipe for what we call The Durian Shake will set the record straight. Sure, durian is... pungent. Intensely piquant, if you will. But before you watch any videos where people try durian fruit for the first time, give this sweet and easy durian drink recipe a try.

You’ll love the way durian combines with the flavors of coconut, mango and sweetened condensed milk in this creamy shake. Little ones will think they’re getting away with something! You can please a small crowd with this recipe by doubling the batch to share the love of durian with friends. The Durian Shake is great to serve as a breakfast treat or to soothe an afternoon sweet tooth. Now, let’s get blending!


  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 2
  • Good for: kid friendly, gluten-free, vegetarian, desserts, snacks, shakes, advanced fruities
  • Difficulty: easy

It doesn’t get simpler than this. The Durian Shake pairs fresh chunks of durian with some of its BFFs (best fruity friends) to compliment its distinctly aromatic flavor. The taste of durian is complimented best by tropical flavors like coconut and mango. The gang’s all here in this cold and creamy durian refreshment that’s a perfectly sweet summertime treat.

While this blended recipe might sound like it’s begging for a sugar-based spirit, durian is known to have a complicated relationship with alcohol making them very uncomfortable to digest together. 


  • 1 cup durian fruit, seeds removed 
  • ½ cup mango 
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk 
  • 1 cup ice


  • Blender
  • Measuring cup
  • Two chilled 14oz glasses


  • Add all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Pour the durian shake between the two chilled glasses, serve immediately and enjoy. 

For an extra smooth consistency, pour the blended durian shake through a mesh sieve before serving. If you’re lucky enough to have a caviar lime around, crack one open and sprinkle the tart and tiny bubbles of citrus over the top of the shake as a garnish to add dimension of flavor and visual delight.

How did your durian shake blend up? Show us how you enjoy your FruitStand delivery by mentioning us @FruitStandcom on Instagram. We may feature you in our stories! 

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