Sweet Summer Orange and Amazake Jelly

Sweet Summer Orange and Amazake Jelly

The subtle sweetness of amazake combined with the sweet and tart taste of oranges is delicious. It's an easy to make macrobiotic treat.

Ingredients: 4 to 5

Sweet summer orange
Brown rice amazake (Recipe ID: 787677)
1 cup (200 ml, about 250 g)
1/2 cup (100 ml)
☆Mandarin orange juice (undiluted)
1/2 cup (100 ml)
☆Powdered kanten
1/3 teaspoon
a pinch
Mint leaves for garnish
to taste
Mandarin orange juice (undiluted)
a small amount (optional)


1. Put the ☆ ingredients in a small pan, and leave for a while to soak.
2. Peel the summer orange. I used this special orange-peeling gadget, that even removes the membranes.
3. Reserve a few segments to use as decoration, and finely shred the rest.
4. Heat up the small pan, and dissolve the kanten completely.
5. Add the amazake and mix. When it is bubbling, add the shredded up orange and salt. Mix, and turn off the heat.
6. Pour into containers and leave until set. They will set at room temperature, but if you are in a hurry set them in ice water or in the refrigerator.
7. Add the reserved orange segments before the jelly has set completely for a pretty finish.
8. When the jelly has set, garnish with mint leaves, pour a little apple or orange juice on top and they're done!
9. I made this in a silicone mold.
10. Another recipe for an amazake-based treat "Strawberry Tofu Yogurt" (Recipe ID: 780700)

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a standard macrobiotic dessert recipe. Our family's version is very easy to make.
My husband's parents had given us some summer oranges, and I also had some homemade brown rice amazake, so I made this for the first time in quite a while.