Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This is the most delightful Dessert, very light and so refreshing. I got this recipe from a girl I worked with who brought it to a potluck, (made by her mother).We all had to wait for some time to get the recipe since her mother had to translate the recipe from Chinese to English. It was well worth the wait.
- 3 cups evaporated milk (not condensed)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 packages unflavored gelatin
- 4 teaspoons almond extract, divided
- 1 (14 ounce) can fruit cocktail
- Take 1 cup of the evaporated milk, the gelatin and sugar and dissolve over low heat.
- Add 2 teaspoons almond extract.
- Take remaining 2 cups of milk,add the last 2 teaspoons almond extract,stir then add this into the hot milk.
- Stir until well blended.
- Pour into bowl and cool in fridge 2 to 3 hours.
- when firm cut into cubes adding the fruit cocktail, including liquid.
- mix lightly and serve.
- Cooking time is refrigerated time.
nice recipe - great alternative to regular jello flavors. Also works well w/coconut milk instead of milk & coconut extract instead of almond. Not at all too sweet if one uses evaporated (not SWEETENED CONDENSED) milk. Will try whole milk next to get an even lighter consistency to offset our current miserable heat wave.
Yikes! This recipe was WAY too sweet. I should have known when I saw it called for evaporated milk AND 1 cup of sugar! The end result was nothing like the almond jello of Chinese restaurants...It was so incredibly heavy and sweet that it was inedible. Also, the recipe should caution that adding gelatin improperly results in gelatin clumps. Will not make again.
This is a very nice cool refreshing dessert, the almond with the peaches and pears were really good, next time I am going to try with mandarin oranges. Made half the recipe, and I just dice up a bit of the jello and then add my fruit with juice in each bowl as needed. Nice will make again.