Almond Curd Junket

“During college, I spent a lot of time hanging out at my friends’, Joyce and Pat, apartment. Joyce made something a kin to this one night from packaged gelatin, I assume from an Asian market, because I couldn’t find it in the grocery store. So I sought out to find a recipe for it. This is my favorite use of fruit cocktail.” – April Ferre

Almond Curd Junket

Course: Salads – Fruit & Jello
Cuisine: Chinese


  • 1 Ounce Gelatin Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Almond Extract
  • -Or 1 Tablespoon Torani Orgeat Almond Syrup
  • 1 28-Ounce Can Fruit Cocktail Well Drained


  • Combine gelatin and sugar in bowl.
  • In saucepan, combine milk and water over medium heat. Heat milk mixture until scalding, but do not allow it to boil.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in gelatin mixture until dissolved. Stir in almond flavoring. Pour into 9×13-inch glass baking dish and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or until set.
  • To serve, cut the junket into small cubes and spoon into serving bowl. Mix in fruit cocktail. Optional … top with sweetened whipped cream.

2003 Adapted Recipe – April Ferre – From Chinese: The Essence of Asian Cooking, 2002