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Chinese Almond Float with Fresh Fruit © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Chinese Almond Float with Fresh Fruit

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 3/4 cups cold water
  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract

Organic Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup water

For Serving

  • fresh mango diced
  • fresh pineapple chunks
  • fresh longan or lychee if available
  • dye-free maraschino cherries


  1. Place 1/2 cup cold water in a bowl; sprinkle gelatin on top and stir until dissolved.
  2. Bring remaining 1 1/4 cup water to boil; stir in sugar to dissolve and pour over gelatin mixture. Stir until mixture is clean. Add almond milk and almond extract. Pour into 9"x13" pan. Refrigerate until set.

Organic Simple Syrup

  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan; stir to dissolve; cool. Store in refrigerator. You will only need a little bit for this dessert.

To serve

  1. Cut almond gelatin into squares and spoon into serving dishes. Serve with diced mango, pineapple chunks, longan, and a cherry on top. Drizzle with a little organic simple syrup.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Rhonda Yee's Dim Sum Cookbook.