Simple! Fruit Kanten Made with Your Favorite Juice

Simple! Fruit Kanten Made with Your Favorite Juice

Pushing kanten through a jelly press sure is fun. I use it to make snacks together with my kids. It is a dessert that is gentle on both the wallet and body.


Powdered kanten
4 g
200 ml
Sugar (or honey)
~2 tablespoons
Your favorite 100% fruit juice
200~250 ml


1. Add the water and kanten to a pot, and bring to a boil while stirring continuously. Boil for 2 more minutes after it has come to a boil to dissolve the kanten.
2. Add sugar to step 1, and keep boiling until the sugar dissolves.
3. Turn off the heat and add in the juice, and stir well. After mixing, strain it into a square plastic storage container.
4. After the residual heat from step 3 has subsided, store it in the fridge until you are read it to eat it.
5. Cut the kanten from step 4 into big pieces, and push it out with a poker. You can totally leave this step up to your kid.
6. Serve onto plates, and arrange with mint or fruit if you have it. I made it with pineapple juice today. I ate it with mint and cherries.
7. Please pour liquid syrup or juice onto the plate if the flavor is a bit weak.
8. If you don't have a jelly press, then cut it into squares. The texture is different than storebought kanten.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a snack with my kids. Store-bought kanten has a bit of a peculiar smell to it, and didn't really want to use it to make a snack, so I simply made it at home. It is pretty and colorful, refreshingly healthy, and fun. This just might become my summer dessert.