Almond Gelatin with Mandarin Oranges

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2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 (.25 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin (such as Knox ®)
2 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin orange segments, undrained


Whisk the sugar into the milk in a mixing bowl until dissolved.

Sprinkle the gelatin over top, and let stand for 1 minute to soften.

Whisk the boiling water and almond extract into the gelatin mixture until the gelatin has dissolved. Pour into a 7-inch square pan.

Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.

Once firm, cut the gelatin into 1-inch squares, and place into a mixing bowl. Gently stir in the mandarin oranges and their juice to serve.