Yesterday, we planned for Chinese New Year festivities with a recipe for Sweet Sesame Balls. Today’s dish is a refreshingly light and silky Almond Gel.

All of the ingredients can be found in your local natural and organic food store.

Almond Gel

Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups Pearl Unsweetened Organic Soymilk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1¾ teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 pound fresh fruit, chopped
  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water in small bowl; let stand 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, combine soymilk and sugar in saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until hot and steaming; do not boil.
  3. Remove from heat; blend in gelatin and extract.
  4. Cool slightly and pour into 8-inch square glass baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight until firm.
  5. To serve, cut gel into 1-inch cubes; place in individual bowls and top with fruit.

Book Pick of the Day: Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province

Recipe courtesy of Kikkoman International Inc.