This is one of my favorite desserts that I get when I go to a Chinese restaurant. With this recipe, it is easy to make it in the comfort of your own home! Serve with some canned fruit cocktail with syrup or just some fresh fruit! It's such a refreshing dessert to enjoy and a very good change from plain gelatin.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 1 cup water in a bowl; sprinkle the gelatin over the water; stir until the gelatin is partially dissolved. Set aside.

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  • Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and slowly pour in the gelatin mixture. Add the milk, sugar, and almond extract; stir until the sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved; pour mixture into a large, shallow container. Refrigerate until firm, 3 to 4 hours. Cut into small squares to serve.

Nutrition Facts

148.3 calories; 4.7 g protein; 28.8 g carbohydrates; 6.5 mg cholesterol; 39.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2009
This is a quick standby for a classic Chinese dessert. It took minutes to prepare and set within hours. The only modification I made the first time round was to reduce the sugar from 3/4 to 2/3 cup. It was still plenty sweet especially with canned fruit cocktail in syrup, so I may reduce the sugar a bit more the next time round. Classic almond jello is made with agar agar, and I have yet to find a good recipe for this. Gelatin has a slightly different texture, more spring and elasticity, but is a good substitute. My toddler loves it, and it's a good way to get calcium in him! The next times I try it, I will experiment with unsweetened soy instead of milk, using 3 cups milk to 1 cup water, substituting coconut milk for 1 cup of milk, etc. This is a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2011
Was good but not something I'd make again. Cheap and easy. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2009
This is a quick standby for a classic Chinese dessert. It took minutes to prepare and set within hours. The only modification I made the first time round was to reduce the sugar from 3/4 to 2/3 cup. It was still plenty sweet especially with canned fruit cocktail in syrup, so I may reduce the sugar a bit more the next time round. Classic almond jello is made with agar agar, and I have yet to find a good recipe for this. Gelatin has a slightly different texture, more spring and elasticity, but is a good substitute. My toddler loves it, and it's a good way to get calcium in him! The next times I try it, I will experiment with unsweetened soy instead of milk, using 3 cups milk to 1 cup water, substituting coconut milk for 1 cup of milk, etc. This is a keeper! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2009
This is a quick standby for a classic Chinese dessert. It took minutes to prepare and set within hours. The only modification I made the first time round was to reduce the sugar from 3/4 to 2/3 cup. It was still plenty sweet especially with canned fruit cocktail in syrup, so I may reduce the sugar a bit more the next time round. Classic almond jello is made with agar agar, and I have yet to find a good recipe for this. Gelatin has a slightly different texture, more spring and elasticity, but is a good substitute. My toddler loves it, and it's a good way to get calcium in him! The next times I try it, I will experiment with unsweetened soy instead of milk, using 3 cups milk to 1 cup water, substituting coconut milk for 1 cup of milk, etc. This is a keeper! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2011
As many have said this isn't like the Asian-style almond jelly in texture because this recipe calls for gelatin as opposed to agar-agar (sp.?). However it is tasty and a great addition to a fruit salad whether you're using fresh or canned fruit. I used only 1/2 cup of sugar (it was still plenty sweet; will use less next time) and 2 tsps. of almond extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2009
I grew up making this with my mom so it's such a nostalgic treat!! I substitute soymilk now since I've become lactose intolerant. Don't pass this up - it's so so delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
My family enjoyed this so much that I ended up making it twice this week! It's really good and easy to make. The only modification I made is that I used slightly less sugar (1/2 cup) the second time I made it because I found the first try too sweet. We felt that it was still sweet enough with only 1/2 cup sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
I love to add fruit cocktails in this. I also halve the milk into 1 cup of milk and substitute the other cup of milk of 1 cup of table cream milk (nestle kind). I noticed when I use kiwis or pineapple they seem to become icky. I found that if I blanched fruits like kiwi figs guava pineapple gingerroot and papaya the enzymes are gone. Also fruits in heavy syrup fresh seedless grapes canned peaches canned pears and fruit cocktail sink. Fresh fruit fruit in light syrup including fresh orange and lemon slices sliced apples peaches or bananas float. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
I had a craving for this the other day and was SO happy to find this recipe. I upped the almond to 2 tsp cause I wanted to make sure it really had an almond flavour and it was great. The only thing I might change is to lessen the amount of liquid so that the jello is more firm. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
This is so good so refreshing. I would suggest using the fruit cocktail with extra cherries "Very Cherry" I believe its called. I used whole milk turned out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2011
I couldn't find agar agar so I tried this gelatine-based recipe. I used less sugar too (1/2 cup) but still turned out to be too sweet. I also substituted part of the milk with evaporated milk (like 1/2 cup of evaporated milk and 1 1/2 cup of milk) to get a stronger milk taste but it probably added to the overall sweetness. And I used less water (like 1.75 cups in total) for a firmer texture. The traditional recipe with agar agar uses 1/4 oz agar powder, 2 cup water, 1/5 cup milk, 1/5 evaporated milk, and few drops of almond extract. Procedures are the same Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
Very nice and light. so easy to make. Served with fresh fruit salad. As per other reviews I reduced the sugar to only 1/2 cup and it was sweet enough. I might use more gelatin next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2011
Was good but not something I'd make again. Cheap and easy. Read More
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