Recipe: Snow Fungus Papaya Milk Dessert Soup
Recipe type: Dessert Soup
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Serves: 6
  • 1 medium-sized papaya (about 1 lb)
  • ½ of a white fungus, soaked
  • ½ tsp of bitter almonds
  • 1 tsp of sweet almonds
  • 2 thin slices of ginger
  • 1-2 large pieces of rock sugar (or 1 tbsp of honey as substitute)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 cups of low fat cow's milk
  1. Boil 10 cups of water in a pot. In the meanwhile, rinse and cut the papaya lengthwise in half. Scoop out the seeds and peel off the outer skin. Cut the papaya to 1 inch chunks.
  2. Rinse and soak the bitter and sweet almonds in cold water. Cut the white fungus to ½ inch small pieces.
  3. When the water boils, add all ingredients to the pot except for the milk and sugar. Then continue cooking on medium-high heat for 30 minutes.
  4. When done, turn off the heat. Add and stir in the sugar to a desired sweetness. Let cool then refrigerate.
  5. When ready to serve, add 3 - 4 parts of the sweetened papaya soup with 1 part of cold milk. Mix and enjoy.
1. This sweetened papaya soup can be enjoyed warm or cold with milk. On hot days in the summer, this dessert soup is very refreshing when served chilled with cold milk. 2. For those who cannot eat cold foods due to a weakened immune system, the sweetened papaya soup can be enjoyed alone without the refrigeration step and/or the cold milk.
Recipe by Chinese Soup Pot at