Add the hot water to the sugar and make the syrup. Stir and dissolve the sugar well. Let it sit to cool and then chill the syrup in the fridge.
Let’s make the Annin Tofu. In a pot, combine the sugar, Chinese almond powder and water.
Thoroughly mix the ingredients well with a balloon whisk. Then, heat the pot and continue stirring. Don’t over-heat the mixture otherwise the gelatin may not firm up well.
When small bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pot, remove and place it onto a trivet.
Thoroughly mix and dissolve the almond powder completely. This will help to create an extremely smooth and silky texture. Add the rehydrated gelatin. Stir and dissolve the gelatin completely.
Add the milk and mix.
Pour the mixture into cups. Chill the Annin Tofu in the fridge for over 2 hours to firm up.
Now, the Annin Tofu is ready. Top with the kiwi fruit and the orange. Pour the chilled syrup over the top.
The Chinese almond powder is a mixture of powdered apricot kernels and other ingredients so don’t confuse it with regular almonds. To find the product, check out your local Chinese grocery store.
Annin Tofu is often garnished with goji berries but you can also top with seasonal fruits.