almond jelly


Almond Jelly

Another week, another set of Chinese recipes. 

“Recipe” might be a bit of a reach in describing today’s almond jelly, because half of what you see came from a box, and the other half from a can. Still, this stuff is a favorite of mine, makes for a great end to a Chinese meal, and felt quite fitting following last week’s Almond Cookies and Fryday’s ridiculously easy Mapo Tofu

Easy does it. 

Almond Jelly Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need: a box of “almond flavor gelatin dessert” (you’re sure to find it at your local asian supermarket), water and milk (as called for on the package), and a can of fruit cocktail. I went with one of the extra light syrup variety. 

Almond Jelly Directions

Prepare the almond jelly per package instructions. Here’s a glimpse at them. 

As you can see, it’s as simple as dropping the contents of the box into a pot of water, bringing said water to a boil, mixing in milk, transferring the jelly base to bowls, and refrigerating. 

Fresh Almond Jelly

Once set, they’ll look like this. Beautiful and white. 

Cutting Almond Jelly

I could eat the almond jelly in one big scoop, but for the purpose of this exercise, you’ll want to take out a knife and gently cut through the contents of the bowl. 

Almond Jelly Cubes

You know, into pieces like this. 

Almond Jelly Fruit Cocktail

For the final step, throw in some fruit cocktail. 

And there you have it. A bowl of my favorite Chinese dessert and I didn’t even break a sweat. 

Spoonful of Almond Jelly

That right there is a bowl of love in its truest forms: uncomplicated, no-frills, and Chinese. 

Here’s to hoping our weeks are as easygoing and foolproof as this recipe. Too bad my two term papers are dictating otherwise. Oh well. Happy Monday!

almond jelly with fruit cocktail
  1. Box of instant almond gelatin dessert
  2. Can of fruit cocktail
  1. Prepare almond jelly per package instructions.
  2. Once set, score bowls of almond jelly with a knife.
  3. Add fruit cocktail, you can use as much or as little as you like, drained or undrained.
  4. Give the jelly and fruit a gentle stir.
  5. Enjoy!
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