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This Finnish whipped berry pudding recipe has a unique, light and airy texture. Unlike American-style puddings made with milk, eggs and cornstarch, this is made with fruit juice, thickened with wheat farina and then lightened by beating air into it until the texture is reminiscent of marshmallow fluff. Traditionally made with lingonberry or cranberry juice, here fresh blueberries are cooked with water and the juice is strained to flavor the pudding. If you want to use bottled juice instead, skip Step 1 and use 3 to 3 1/2 cups of warm juice in Step 2.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014


Recipe Summary

3 hrs 10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water and blueberries in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Strain the blueberries, pressing on the solids; you will have 3 to 3 1/2 cups blueberry juice. (Discard the solids.)

  • Rinse the saucepan and return the juice to it. Stir in farina, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until the mixture has thickened slightly, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.

  • Transfer the farina mixture to a stand mixer and beat with the whisk attachment on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed to high and beat until doubled in volume, with a texture similar to fluffy marshmallow, 8 to 10 minutes more.

  • Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve garnished with blueberries, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

about 2/3 cup
152 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 36.5g; dietary fiber 1.5g; sugars 22.7g; fat 0.4g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 20.2IU; vitamin c 5.1mg; folate 23.6mcg; calcium 105.7mg; iron 4.4mg; magnesium 9.4mg; potassium 52.3mg; sodium 47.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 19g.

1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate