Chinese Almond Float Dessert

Chinese Almond Float Dessert

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
312 Calories
4g Fat
68g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 312
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 7g
Calcium 134mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Almond float is a refreshing dessert that can be served with canned or fresh fruit.


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (such as Knox)
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract (as desired*)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 (15 ounces) can fruit cocktail with syrup*

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the gelatin and the sugar, stirring to mix well.

  3. Pour the boiling water over the gelatin/sugar mixture, and stir until completely dissolved.

  4. Stir in the almond extract, evaporated milk, and the cold water, mixing well.

  5. Pour the gelatin into a bowl or serving mold if desired.

  6. Chill until firm.

  7. To serve, cut the gelatin into 1-inch squares or diamonds and serve with the canned fruit and the syrup from the can. The almond float may be prepared in advance and refrigerated (not frozen) until ready to serve.

  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • *You can substitute lemon or vanilla extract.
  • *Use canned mandarin oranges or other canned fruit in place of the fruit cocktail.