Almond Float with Fresh Fruits

Featured in Star-Bulletin on June 24, 2009

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Ingredients:

2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or soy milk
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 can (15 ounces) lychees
Fresh cut assorted fruits like mango, watermelon, melons, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes

Directions:

Soften gelatin in 1/4 cup of the water. In a saucepan, bring remaining 1 cup water to a boil. Add softened gelatin and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in sugar, milk, and almond extract. Pour into an 8-inch square pan and chill until firm. Cut almond gelatin into square or diamond shapes. To serve, place lychee with liquid in a serving bowl; add fresh fruits and almond gelatin. Makes 8 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including fresh fruit):
140 calories, 0.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g sugar, 2 g protein

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