Today I would like to share with you the recipe for dessert, very popular in Europe – kissel. This dessert is made with any sour fruits and berries and a starch. The recipe is very versatile: add less starch and you will get a fruit soup, or add more starch and enjoy a fruit pudding. I prefer the second option The kissel dessert is usually served on its own, or with sour cream or yogurt, or with ice cream. Also, some prefer pouring it on pancakes. This is one of the favorite desserts from my childhood, but only recently I started making this kissel pudding by myself. The recipe is very easy, you need just a few simple ingredients and 5 minutes to make it. I highly recommend you to try this recipe, you won’t be disappointed!
About kissel’s nutritional value. This is a low-calorie dessert (only 68 calories per one serving), it’s naturally fat free, and it’s loaded with vitamin C and manganese, thanks to strawberries and blueberries. Dessert can be stored in a fridge for up to one week, but we usually consume the whole batch in one-two days
Strawberries, diced – 2 cups*
Blueberries – 1 cup*
Water – 3 cup + 1 cup cold water
Potato Starch – 4 tbsp**
Sugar – 3 tsp
Truvia baking blend – 2 tsp***
* Use any sour fruits and berries, 3 cups in total. You can use frozen berries as well.
** I tried using corn starch first but my kissel came out whitish, which didn’t look appealing to me.
*** Not a fan of stevia? Replace it with 2 tbsp of your favorite sugar.
1. Combine berries, sugar and water (3 cups), bring to boil in a large saucepan.
2. Dissolve potato starch in 1 cup of cold water. Make sure there are no lumps left.
3. Pour the starch mixture into the fruit soup, stirring constantly. Bring back to the boil and remove IMMEDIATELY from the heat.
4. Pour kissel into individual bowls and chill in the fridge for a few hours, until it thickens completely. I usually leave it overnight.
Serve as is or with whipped cream, yogurt, or ice-cream.
▪ Prep time: 5 min
▪ Total time: 5 min + >3 hours for chilling
▪ Serves: 6
▪ WW (Weight Watchers PointPlus) points = 2
Have you heard about kissel before?
What fruits and berries would you like to use for your kissel?