Berry Kanten Recipe: Consider kanten the Jell-O of champions: kuzu is the starch of the kuzu plant, is a wonderful thickener and is easy to get in health food stores. Kanten, the dessert made with kuzu, is quick and delicious, and does wonders for upset stomachs. You can eat it warm too. If you wanted a real quick kanten, make this dessert without berries, using just the kuzu and the juice of your choice.
- ⅔ cup kuzu
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot
- 4 cups unfiltered apple cider, pomegranate or cranberry juice
- 6 cups mixed frozen berries
- optional: 1/4 cup creme de cassis
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
In a medium saucepan, mix the kuzu and cider until dissolved. Turn on the flame and cook on medium-high flame until thickened, just a few minutes. Add the berries and maple syrup and cook a few more minutes until the mixture is heated through and loses its cloudy shade. Transfer to a mold or individual cups and chill.