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almond tofu|chinasichuanfood.com
Chinese Almond Tofu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Chinese Almond tofu using sweet apricot seeds, agar agar and milk, creating a super tender dessert for summer.

Course: Dessert, dim sum
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Almond, tofu
Servings: 6
Calories: 146 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1/2 cup sweet apricot Kernel , pre-soaked in the previous day in fridge
  • 2 cups water for apricot seed milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6-7 g agar agar , I use strips this time, note 1
  • 1 cup water , for cooking the agar
  • 1/4 cup crystal sugar , can create a very faint sweetness, or more if needed (adjust based on how the dessert is served)
Serving with sweet-scented osmanthus
  • 1 tbsp. osmanthus syrup
  • 1 cup hot water
  1. Apricot Kernel milk | Soak the sweet apricot kernel with clean water overnight. Remember to place in fridge. Transfer the soaked apricot kernel into blender, then followed with 2 cups of water. Blend well. Drain to get the milk. Don't discard the pulp, sun dry it and use in cookies.

  2. Agar Soaking| Soak agar agar strips in cold water for 1 hour.

  3. Cooking Agar| In a small pot, add 1 cup of water and soaked agar, heating to boiling until the agar strips are almost dissolved! This may take more than 10 minutes, be patient.

  4. Combine Mixture | Add sugar and apricot kernel milk, simmer for another 8-10 minutes. Turn off fire and pour in milk. Combine well.

  5. Straining | Strain the mixture once again. The agar is quite hard to dissolve completely, make sure they are removed. You can use pudding container, bowl or a large container. Set aside for cooling. The dessert can be firmed under room temperature when the temperature of the liquid drops to 40 degree C. Then either served directly or chilled before serving.

  6. Serving| 1. Add canned fruits or fresh fruits

    2. Pour 1 cup of hot water to 1 tablespoon of osmanthus syrup. Set aside to cool.

    3. Shifting matcha powder

Recipe Notes

6g agar can create super tender texture while 7g can help to get a firmer texture. 

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Almond Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 132IU3%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.