Almond custard and fresh berries

by Alice on settembre 12, 2010

Almond custard and fresh berries


For the custard

500 ml unsweetened and unflavoured almond milk
3 teaspoons agar agar powder
6 tablespoons rice malt syrup
3 tablespoons almond butter

For the berries

black berries (1 small basket)
blueberries (1 small basket)
3-4 tablespoons rice malt syrup
a few pinches of vanilla powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
lemon zest (from organic lemons), julienned, for garnish

Makes 4 servings.

Almond custard and fresh berries


Pour the almond milk  into a heavy saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the agar agar, stirring constantly to avoid lumps (you can even mix the agar agar with an equal amount of cold almond milk or filtered water). Stir until dissolved. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, making sure the milk does not stick to the bottom of the saucepan. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the mixture into a low ceramic casserole dish. Set aside and allow to cool for at least 2 to 3 hours, or until completely firm. When it’s time to prepare the custard, break the gelatin into pieces and put it in the bowl of a mixer. Add the rice malt syrup and the almond butter and process until very smooth. Pour the custard into ramekins or glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until serving time.

In the meantime, clean the berries and combine them in a bowl, add the rice malt syrup, vanilla and lemon juice and toss. Refrigerate until serving time.

Serve the almond custard cold, topped with the berries and lemon zest.

Posted in: desserts,fruits,gluten-free,summer,sweet

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 aimee settembre 12, 2010 alle 12:44

This looks wonderful. I will definitely give this a try!

2 Alessandra settembre 13, 2010 alle 08:05

Lovely recipe! My kind of dessert :-)

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