Gotta love this common Finnish dessert - Kiisseli

Kiisseli is a very common Finnish dessert that can be made with berries, either with one type of berry, or mixed of several kinds, or even with rhubarb. It's an excellent, easy-to-do, and versatile dessert that can be made all year round with a different variety of healthy berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, redcurrant, whitecurrant, blackcurrant, lingonberries, cranberries, and cloudberries.

In Finland, kiisseli is usually eaten with porridge/puuro, but it's also good as a dessert/välipala or you could eat it as a light meal too, with nut-muesli or other cereal-breakfasts. It's common in schools and daycares.


3 cups water (about 500ml)

2 cups (about 400g) mixed berries (fresh or frozen)

3 tablespoons potato flour/starch (or corn flour)

3 tablespoons sugar


1. Transfer the berries, water and sugar in a pot, then bring to boil.

2. Mix potato flour and