RECIPE: Chinese Sweet Almond Soup (using a Vitamix)

sweet almond soupAfter purchasing a Vitamix blender late last year, I’ve been trying to make Chinese Sweet Almond Soup, which is very similar in taste to almond milk but with a thicker and more creamy consistency. There are numerous recipes online for making traditional Chinese Sweet Almond Soup which calls for soaking the almonds and rice, blending the soaked almonds and rice, straining the mixture and then cooking the almond liquid on a stove top until it thickens.ย  I wanted a version that was quick and simple to make using my Vitamix blender but I wasn’t able to find any recipes online so I had to come up with my own.

After a couple of attempts, I’ve finally come up with a version that is pretty tasty and really easy to make using a Vitamix blender.

Makes about 2 servings (~ 2 cups)

3/4 cup sliced blanched almonds
1/4 cup rice
2 tablespoons cane sugar
2 cups water; additional for soaking the rice

1. Soak the rice in water for about 1/2 hour prior to making the dessert. Strain the rice and discard the water.
2. Toast the sliced almonds at 325 degrees in the oven for 5 minutes. (Note: this will take less time in a toaster oven)
3. Add the toasted almond slices, soaked rice, sugar and water to the Vitamix wet container.
4. Blend on high for 5 minutes (Set the Vitamix on variable speed, turn on the blender and gradually increase the speed to 10. Then change the setting to high and blend for 5 minutes.)

At the end of the 5 minutes, you will have a creamy sweet almond dessert soup that’s piping hot and ready to serve straight out of the Vitamix blender.

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6 Responses to RECIPE: Chinese Sweet Almond Soup (using a Vitamix)

  1. I cant wait to try the sweet almond soup, thank you for sharing with us!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ If i dont have the vitamix, it is okay to use regular blender? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • miss.foodie says:

      If you use a regular blender, you likely will need a nut bag, etc to strain the mixture as very likely it will be gritty since regular blenders may not be able to grind it as finely as the vitamix. Also, with a regular blender after blending and straining, you’ll need to heat the mixture in a pot on the stove top since regular blenders aren’t usually able to heat the mixture. There are many recipes online for making the almond soup using the traditional method with a normal blender that you can use for reference. I specifically posted this for high powered blenders like the vitamix and blendtec that can not only blend but also heat the soup all at the same time.

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