Jo Anne Sugimoto


Kanten is a japanese dessert that is somewhat likened to Jell-O. It is made with agar-agar, a gelatinous substance that comes from several species of dried seaweeds. It also has some health benefits, such as regulating the digestive system and aid in weight control. It is tasteless and comes in several forms such as bars, flakes and powders.
Agar-Agar is readily available at most health food stores in the asian section.
Most of all, it's delicious and taste great!


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  • 1 qt
    apple juice
  • 1/4 c
    agar flakes
  • 1 pt
    berries, your choice
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup (optional)



  1. In a saucepan, combine the agar flakes and one pint of apple juice, allow the agar flakes to soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Wash the berries.
  3. Puree the berries with the remaining apple juice and maple syrup. Set aside.
  4. Bring the agar-apple juice mixture to a boil then turn down heat and simmer, stirring frequently until all agar is dissolved.
  5. Allow the juice mixture to cool slightly and then pour it into the blender with the pureed berries. Blend just enough to combine.
  6. Pour contents of blender into a medium-sized glass baking dish or a mold or individual parfait cups and allow to cool in the refrigerator until the kanten sets up.

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Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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