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.

Darra Goldstein
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

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.

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Rating: 2 stars
tasty but did not whip up Wondering if there is a misprint in the directions somewhere? I was thinking maybe where it says to cook the farina for 2 to 4 minutes. This mixture did not whip into a fluffy texture. It separated immediately when I put it in a dish to chill. Pros: mixture is tasty. not too sweet Cons: Does not whip. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fantastic This is Finnish Luppa Puuro ( air pudding) and I've been having it since I was a kid ( my background is Finn) and it never occurred to me to try it with something other than cranberries. I tried it with a mixture of raspberries and blueberries and it is fantastic. Smooth creamy and tart. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Skeptical at first but it's tasty I liked this and shared it with my family and neighbors who all enjoyed it too. Easy and refreshing summer treat. I used frozen blueberries. It whipped up nicely for me. I used the highest speed and whipped for 12 minutes. Pros: Easy to make Read More