Durian. One of the most polarizing fruits from Southeast Asia. You either like it or you hate it. I personally love it. I remember walking through Asian markets with my mom and me begging her to get me one. The durian fruit has a spikey exterior and soft yellow flesh on the interior. It has a strong pungent smell that stinks up the whole house when you crack open the fruit, but the taste is just amazing!!! One of my favorite ways to have durian is in smoothie form. I tested the recipe while at home in LA over Thanksgiving and am so excited to share it with you here!
What is Sinh To Sau Rieng?
“Sinh To” is the Vietnamese word for smoothie and “Sau Rieng” is the Vietnamese word for durian. Let me tell you we love our smoothies in the Vietnamese community, and this is hands down a favorite. It is made with durian, ice, condensed milk, and whole milk, very similar to other Vietnamese smoothies like Sinh To Bo (Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie) and Sinh To Mang Cau. The condensed milk provides the perfect amount of sweetness and works with the milk to balance out the intense flavors of durian. It’s an all around great smoothie.
How to make a durian smoothie at home
This durian smoothie recipe is incredibly simple and has only a few ingredients. Durian, ice, condensed milk, and whole milk. I was first going to use sugar to sweeten the durian smoothie, but my mom said that you should use condensed milk instead. I didn’t really ask her why, but mom is always right lol. The resulting smoothie is smooth and slightly sweet. The milk and condensed milk tone down the durian fruit’s taste so it’s easier to consume. The raw fruit can be a tad bit intense for even me.
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4-Ingredient Durian Smoothie (Sinh To Sau Rieng)
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Pulse until all the ingredients are broken down.
- Pour into a cup and serve!