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Almond Float with Fresh Fruits

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Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on June 24, 2009.

almond float with fresh fruits

Ingredients:

Almond Float with Fresh Fruits

  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Mandarin oranges with juice
  • 1 cup peeled and seeded fresh lychees or 1 (15 ounce) canned lychees, drained
  • Fresh cut assorted fruits like mango, watermelon, melons, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes

Directions:

  1. Soften gelatin in 1/4 cup of the water.
  2. In a saucepan, bring remaining 1 cup water to a boil.
  3. Add softened gelatin and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  4. Stir in sugar, milk, and almond extract.
  5. Pour into an 8-inch square pan and chill until firm.
  6. Cut almond gelatin into square or diamond shapes.
  7. To serve, place Mandarin oranges with juice and lychees 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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Turned out good. I like that it was non-dairy/vegetarian. Probably will make with coconut milk next time instead of soy and see how that goes.

by Deborah on 8/30/2021