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Two layer Fruit Kanten

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

5 Minutes


4-6 Servings



About the Recipe

Kanten (agar agar) is a seaweed product that is full of fibre and contains almost no calories so it is a great medium for guilt free desserts. I used it here to make a two layer dish, one layer with fruit and one layer with fruit juice. I think that it looks rather nice that way. What do you think?


1 tin, fruit cocktail (approx.400g)

150ml (approx.) water

2g x 2 kanten (agar agar) powder

2 tsp sugar

300ml mango juice

some small mint leaves for garnishing


add the juice from the fruit cocktail tin to the water making up to 300ml

put the fruit into your glasses

put the water/juice mixture and 2g of kanten powder into a pan. stir on a high/medium heat for 1 min

add the sugar to the pan and stir for 30 seconds, then turn off the heat

stand for 1 - 2 minutes

pour the liquid into the glasses and set aside until firm

next to make the mango kanten, pour the mango juice & 2g of the kanten powder into the pan

heat and stir for 1 minute and then stand for 1 - 2 minutes

pour the mango liquid into the glasses and leave to stand until firmed

garnish with mint leaves and serve

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