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Berry Fruit Kanten

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

5 Minutes


4 Servings



About the Recipe

Kanten (which you might know as agar agar) is a seaweed product that is used as a gelling agent. Being animal product free, it can be used for vegetarian and vegan cooking. Kanten desserts are very popular in Japan - the kanten produces a firmer, slightly more grainy jelly than gelatin. Here, I use it to create a healthy berry fruit dessert with some vanilla icecream.


100g strawberries

70g red grapes

50g blueberries

1 tsp kanten powder

2 tbsp sugar

200ml water

0.5 tsp kanten powder

50ml water

50ml cranberry juice

0.5 tbsp sugar

1 pyrex or tupperware with at least 700ml capacity 


wash all the fruit

remove the head of the strawberries and cut into quarters

place the strawberries, grapes & blueberries into your pyrex or tupperware

put 200ml water & 1 tsp kanten powder in a pan, bring to the boil over a medium heat while stirring, then add the sugar and stir for another 30 seconds

set aside until the mixture firms

put 50ml water, 50ml cranberry juice & 0.5 tsp kanten powder in a pan

bring to the boil while stirring over a medium heat, then add 0.5tbsp sugar and stir for another 30 secs

rest the liquid for 3 mins before pouring over the first kanten layer

when cooled, refridgerate until set (1 - 2 hours)

when ready, remove your kanten from the fridge, loosen the sides of the pyrex.tupperware with a knife, then invert onto a plate

your berry fruit kanten is now ready to serve

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