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Almond Jelly with Lychee Recipe


How to prepare Almond Jelly with Lychee

Quick & Easy Chinese dessert “Almond Jelly with Lychee” Recipe. This dessert is often served in many Chinese Restaurants in Asia. It is made of gelatin cooked in milk and flavoured with almond essence. The sweet almond jelly cubes serve with lychees in syrup and top with vanilla ice cream to make it even more special. This simple almond jelly and lychee dessert is now taking it step further by adding more fruits and combining traditional recipes with new ones and eventually became an Agar Salad.

Serves 6

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Almond Jelly with Lychee Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh milk
  • ¼ cup refined sugar
  • 1 can (565g) Lychees in syrup
  • 2 envelopes Knox, unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1 tsp. Almond essence
  • Vanilla ice cream, (optional)
  • Maraschino Cherry, to decorate

Cooking Procedure:

  • Combine 1¼ cups fresh milk and sugar in a saucepan and bring to boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for 2 minutes until sugar dissolves. In a pan (8×8) pour the remaining ¾ cup of cold fresh milk and 2 tablespoons of lychee syrup.

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  • Sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin powder over the cold mixture and stir until gelatin powder are completely dissolved. Pour in the heated milk over the gelatin mixture and mix well. Stir in almond essence and let it cool slightly, then refrigerate for 2 hours to set and firm.

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  • When it’s completely set, cut almond jelly into cubes in your desired size. In the same pan, add in the lychee with the syrup. Chilled for another hour and serve with a double scoop of vanilla ice cream and top with a cherry and enjoy!

Here’s a special treat for those who love Lychee and Jelly Desserts . . . 

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This is the original Chinese Almond Jelly dessert serves in lychee syrup, but since I wanted to make it extra special so I drain the lychee syrup and add my favorite vanilla ice cream and top with cherry. Looks pretty and tempting right?  
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And make sure this dessert is well chilled, before serving.  This simple and easy agar fruit dessert can serve 6 person. If you want to prepare this dessert as quick as possible you can use an Agar Dessert Mix in Almond Flavour.  It’s easy to find and I’m sure it’s available in your leading supermarkets.

About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. Divine recipe…Love this portal 🙂

  2. Vanessa Rose Palacio

    How can i slim myself if I see this dessert! ;-(

  3. sherry ann gole cruz

    i wanna make this! love it

  4. Seems tasty! 😀

  5. Looks so yummy, i will try making this! thank you!

  6. Pouring hot milk over a cold milk & gelatin mixture is not an optimal way to activate the gelatin. Especially when the powdered gelatin was mixed with 3/4 cup of milk. That’s too much liquid just to bloom less than 2 Tbsp of gelatin (a packet of Knox is 2 1/2 tsp). And it would immediately cool the hot milk when you poured it in, leaving little to no time for the gelatin to activate.

    I suggest blooming the gelatin in about 1/4 Cup of milk and heating it separately from from the rest of the milk-sugar-lychee juice mixture. Everything else can be done as you described in the recipe. Just add the gelatin slush as the last step.

  7. arrrgghh im on a diet but by looking at those pics i cant help myself but to try to make this

  8. sherry ann gole cruz

    one yummy treat for my kids!

  9. This dessert is amazing and I love the vanilla ice cream with it.

  10. This portal helps me a lot in my cooking. Thank you very much.

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