What is Durian Paste? 

Durian paste is a concentrated substance that is made from durian flesh and other liquids. It is often confused with durian puree, which is thicker than the paste version. Durian pastes can be bought in stores or homemade. It is best suited to be used as fillings for mooncakes, buns, and other bakery and durian products. 

What can be made using durian paste?

Durian Ice Cream 

Durian ice cream should be one of the top few items that you want to make using durian paste. It is cooling and delicious, and you can even add durian paste on top of the durian ice cream! 

Kolak Durian 

Kolak durian is a well-known dish in Indonesia, and it is an easy dish to make with your family. It combines sticky rice with durian to give it a flavourful and smooth taste. For those who are not into eating food that are too sweet, the sugar can be adjusted to your own preferences. This dish is best eaten when warm. 

Durian Mooncake 

When it comes to the Mid-Autumn Festival, you will definitely see an extensive range of mooncakes that have different flavours and skin types. What usually stands out is durian mooncakes. For the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, why not try to make your own durian mooncakes and surprise your family members? 

This durian mooncake only contains 160 calories and it is filled with delectable durian filling. After making the mooncake, you will need to store it in an airtight container. It is also best to serve it chilled. 

Durian Portuguese Egg Tarts 

Been craving for egg tarts lately? Consider making your own durian Portuguese tarts! These tarts are rich in durians fillings and it only requires one hour to make them. Do remember to preheat the oven before placing the tarts to bake! 

Durian Puffs 

For those who are a huge fan of durian, this will be a dream come true. Durian puffs are filled with rich and creamy filling that will leave you wanting for more. This recipe requires a high level of precision as the wrong amount of ingredient will mess up the puffs entirely. If you do not have a mixer, you can always use a hand whisk or hand mixer, but it will require a slightly longer time and effort. 

Durian Buns 

In order to make the bun, it is recommended to use a stand mixer with a dough hook or to knead the dough with your hand. After baking the buns, the aroma of durian will fill your kitchen. The durian buns are best served warm. 

Durian Custard Pastries 

This pastry has a light and crisp skin to it, and it will crumble with every bite. The durian custard in the pastry has to be chilled overnight before using it. If you prefer a custard that is less sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar and condensed milk. 

Durian Crème Brulee 

This dessert is rich, creamy and smooth. It has a layer of burnt caramelized sugar, and the custard will melt in your mouth immediately. The crème brulee is very easy to prepare and It will only take a few ingredients. After tasting this durian version of crème brulee, it might make you crave for this more than the original version! 

Sago Gula Melaka Topped with Durian 

This dessert is topped with a serving of the rich and creamy durian paste. When eaten together with the sago, it will give a nice texture in the mouth. 

Durian Cheesecake 

If you are looking for a durian cheesecake, this recipe is for you. However, one thing to note is that this cheesecake will not be as fluffy as other cheesecakes as the durian in it will make the cheesecake less soft. 

For the leftover cheesecakes, it needs to be wrapped individually and placed in an airtight container. It is also recommended to store them in the freezer. 

Durian Tapioca Kueh 

Chewy and soft, this tapioca kueh will definitely make you eat more than what you planned to. It is rolled with coconut gratings, which can be removed if you do not want the additional texture. This durian kueh is best served warmed, but it can also be consumed when it has cooled to room temperature. 

How to make durian paste? 

For those who are not a huge fan of store-bought items, you will be happy to know that durian paste can be made at home! The recipe is relatively simple and it only requires 3 ingredients: 

  • 450 grams of durian 
  • 200 grams of sugar 
  • 4 tbsp of oil 


  1. Before starting to make the durian paste, you will need to remove the seeds in the durians and mash it up. 
  2. After you are done, put 1 tablespoon of oil into a pan and add in the mashed durian and sugar. 
  3. Stir the mixture for around 15 to 20 minutes and gradually add in the oil, 1 tablespoon at a time. 
  4. Continue to stir the mixture until it turns dry and shiny. 
  5. Store it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. 

How to store durian paste? 

Durian paste should be stored in an airtight container, and placed in the fridge to maintain its freshness. For those items that require the durian paste to be easily shapeable, you can take it out of the fridge thirty minutes to an hour before you start to work with it.  Otherwise, putting the durian paste in the fridge will be the best choice. 

Where to purchase durian paste? 

If you are looking to purchase durian paste, you can get it from Durian Bear. They offer the best quality of durian paste that are made from 100% durians. Not only that, they also have fresh durians, burnt durian cheesecake, frozen durians, durian crepe, and more.