I didn't know how much kanten I needed, so I bought the bulk pack, but this recipe just uses 1 teaspoon!
Bring 200 ml of water to a boil and dissolve the kanten in it completely. You can use a whisk for this.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Stop the heat and add milk and almond extract. If using cold milk, it won't harden right, so warm the milk to body temperature.
Pour in your preferred container and chill.
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I don't make it too often, so that bulk pack of kanten goes a long way! I only using 5 g a time. I tried various amounts and liked this one best. That's because it slides right down.
Be sure to use one full teaspoon of kanten and dissolve completely. This is really creamy, so you can't cut it, so just scoop it up to eat. You won't need syrup. If you prefer a lighter taste, adjust the water and milk amounts, just make sure there's about 800 ml of liquid. If you like it firmer, add a little more kanten. Be sure not to use cold milk or it won't harden.