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Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin

with Colorful Fruit Salad
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Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin - Pleasantly tart and very elegant

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40 min.
ready in 3 h. 50 min.
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Nutritional values

The dessert gleams all in white - just like the model from French cuisine called "Blanc manger". And it tastes just as good, but contains much less fat. Because here, soured milk replaces a large part of the cream! The fruit mix provides plenty of vitamin C.

Already in the Middle Ages, princes and nobles enjoyed the snow-white, so-called "Mandelsulz" in this country - at that time, however, not as a dessert but as a hearty side dish. We prefer the more modern sweet variety! If you want to save sugar, just leave out a part of it.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie348 kcal(17 %)
Protein7 g(7 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates53 g(35 %)
Sugar added28 g(112 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E1 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin1.8 mg(15 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate39 μg(13 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin8.1 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C39 mg(41 %)
Potassium568 mg(14 %)
Calcium193 mg(19 %)
Magnesium37 mg(12 %)
Iron1 mg(7 %)
Iodine13 μg(7 %)
Zinc0.8 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.4 g
Uric acid36 mg
Cholesterol32 mg
Development of this recipe:


6 sheets gelatin (or agar-agar)
1 pint Buttermilk
4 Tbsps Almond syrup
¾ cup
4 ozs cane sugar
¾ cup Whipped cream
2 small Apple
2 small Pear
1 Orange
4 ozs Grape
½ honeydew melon
1 lemon
2 Tbsps honey
3 sprigs mint
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Whipped creamGrapehoneymintApplePear

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Whisk, 1 Hand mixer, 1 small mold, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin preparation step 1

Soak the gelatin in a bowl of cold water until softened, about 10 minutes.

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin preparation step 2

Mix together buttermilk and almond syrup in a bowl. Bring the regular milk and sugar to a boil in a pot. Remove from heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin preparation step 3

Squeeze the water out of the gelatin and add gelatin to the hot milk, stirring to dissolve. Allow to cool slightly and stir into the buttermilk-syrup mixture.

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin preparation step 4

Beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form, then fold into the buttermilk mixture in batches until combined. Divide among 6 ramekins and chill until set, about 3 hours.

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin preparation step 5

Rinse the apples and pears and wipe dry, then quarter, core and cut into slices. Using a sharp knife, slice off orange peel, following the curve of the fruit. Cut orange into pieces. 

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin preparation step 6

Rinse the grapes thoroughly, drain well and cut in half. If necessary, remove the seeds. Halve the melon and remove core with a spoon, then peel and cut into small pieces. Squeeze lemon.

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin preparation step 7

Mix all the prepared fruit in a bowl with the honey and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Rinse the mint, shake dry and pluck leaves.

Buttermilk and Almond Gelatin preparation step 8

Dip the bottoms of the ramekins briefly in hot water, then invert onto plates. Garnish with mint leaves and serve with the fruit salad.