Easy Sugar-Free Dessert: Berry Medley 

When it comes to desserts, people tend to over complicate everything. You do not have to eat an extravagant cake everyday (or every week)! In fact, I’m a huge fan of eating plants in their whole state, with just a few exceptions. That means that 99% of the time, my only dessert is fruit. Sometimes I’ll have an apple, sometimes a simple fruit salad with more exotic fruits, often it’s just whatever is in season right now and not too expensive. On some days, however, when I’m in a particularly bad mood, I just crave something more extravagant that’s still healthy and not too difficult to make. This recipe is my go-to recipe, which is known as “Rote Grütze” in Germany and Rødgrød in Denmark. It is made with just frozen mixed berries, tap water (hey, that’s free!) and some cornstarch.

  

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1/3+1/2 cup water (use apple juice for extra sweetness, especially if your berries are very sour)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (use more to make a really thick dessert)
  1.  In a medium saucepan, combine berries and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk water and cornstarch together. 
  3. As soon as the berries start to boil, add cornstarch mixture and simmer for about two minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Place in beautiful bowls and let it cool for a couple of hours. Alternatively, place in the freezer for half an hour or eat warm.