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Almond Tea

Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Almond Paste
1/4 cup 40g / 1.4ozLong-grain rice
6 oz 170gBlanched almonds
1   Orange - thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups 355mlWater
6 cups 1422mlWater
1 1/4 cups 247g / 8.7ozSugar
1/2 cup 118mlEvaporated milk or half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlAlmond extract

Recipe Instructions

Soak rice in enough water to cover for at least 2 hours or overnight; drain. In a food processor of blender, whirl rice, almonds, and 1 1/2 cups water into a smooth paste. Transfer paste to a large pot.

Add 6 cups water and sugar to almond paste. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Set a fine strainer lined with a double layer of damp cheesecloth over a deep bowl. Pour soup through strainer into bowl, then gather cheesecloth and squeeze firmly to extract all remaining liquid.

Return liquid to pot; stir in evaporated milk and heat just to simmering. Stir in almond extract. Serve hot in individual soup bowls. Or, cover and refrigerate until well chilled and serve cold.


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