Almond Fruit Cocktail Float
In a medium-sized bowl, add the gelatin to ½ cup of the water and let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes to soften. Pour the ½ cup boiling water over the soaked gelatin and stir until dissolved.
Stir in the remaining 1 cup of water, the milk, sugar, and almond extract. Pour into a 9″ × 9″ pan. Chill in the refrigerator until firm.
To serve, cut the chilled gelatin into 1-inch squares and serve in individual serving bowls with the fruit cocktail over the top.
For a fancier presentation, cut the chilled gelatin into diamond shapes. Pour the fruit cocktail and juice into a large serving bowl and carefully add the gelatin.