This dessert/snack takes me back to my good ol’ childhood. I remember when my parents would take us to a chinese restaurant and I would get super excited because I know that I would get to have almond tofu (jelly). I would eat really fast so that I could go straight to dessert; well, that never really worked out since I had to wait for the rest of my family to finish their meal. Now that I am older, I do not have to wait for my parents to take me to a chinese restaurant to enjoy this delicious almond tofu (jelly). I can make it in the comfort of my own home.
For those of you that are not familiar with almond tofu, it is essentially a jelly made from almond milk, sugar and agar-agar. Since the jelly is not made with gelatin, the texture is much more firm. Traditionally, almond tofu would be made with fresh almond milk, but since I do not have time to do that, I have taken the shortcut by buying packaged almond agar (just like a jello mix). For this particular brand, the jelly is slightly sweet and the almond flavor is very settle.
The almond tofu (jelly) is usually served with canned fruit salad, but I prefer eating it with canned lychees (drained from it’s syrup) and fresh sungold kiwis. You can find the canned fruit (lychees in particular) and agar mix at most grocery stores in the international isle. If not, then you can find them at your local asian store. You do not have to eat it with these particular fruits ; pick which ever fruit you like.
This dessert is light and refreshing; perfect after a big meal. It is also great as a snack. If you haven’t tried almond tofu (jelly), I suggest you try it and let me know what you think on the comment section below.