Kompot is a soft drink substitute for juice, obtained by cooking fruits in a large volume of water. This drink is very popular in Eastern Europe (and in my house), and can be served warm or cold. It's our all year round preferred drink, but since my kids like to drink kompot very warm I make it more often during cold winter days.
After they drink up the Kompot they love to enjoy the fruit that is left on the bottom of the glass. This Kompot is made from home grown dried apple chips, frozen cherries, and frozen raspberries from our garden. I also use dried pear chips and frozen strawberries harvested from our garden. If you don't have home grown harvested fruit, don't worry, the supermarket is the next best thing, so give this delicious drink a try.
Ingredients you will need:
8 Liters – water
12 oz. – frozen raspberries
2 lbs. – frozen cherries
12 oz. – dried apple chips
1 ½ cup - sugar
1. Pour water into large pot. Add dried apple chips, frozen cherries and raspberries and sugar.
2. Place pot on the stove. Cook it high stirring constantly only until sugar dissolves, then stir it from time to time.
3. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Remove from the stove and let it cool. The fruit will sink to the bottom of the pot after cools.
After some time spent outside sledding down the hill in our back yard kids really enjoy this drink.
Fruit Drink "Kompot"
- 8 Liters – water
- 12 oz. – frozen raspberries
- 2 lbs. – frozen cherries
- 12 oz. – dried apple chips
- 1 ½ cup – sugar
- Pour water into large pot. Add dried apple chips, frozen cherries and raspberries and sugar.
- Place pot on the stove. Cook it high stirring constantly only until sugar dissolves, then stir it from time to time.
- Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the stove and let it cool. The fruit will sink to the bottom of the pot after cools.
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Oksana BARBIN says
My kids love this drink. I make it a couple times a week now! This way I know that their juice is in the most purest form!
Valya of Valya's Taste of Home says
Agree with that! Homemade always tastes best! 🙂
Danielle Meacham says
I drank this a lot while I was in Russia and it was my FAVORITE! But I am trying to figure out how they bottled it for months later. I know we’d grab a bottle made months before. How do we bottle it? I remember the boiling and bottling and flipping upside down but I was 12 and cannot remember the steps.
Valya of Valya's Taste of Home says
No, this version of Kompot is different from the one you can in jars. The one you’re talking about is more of a juice version, which is used for making kompot. I’ll post plums canned juice soon.
What is the fruit in the first picture?
Lol, that's a plastic pomegranate. ?
Valya, i tried a few of your recipes, ur amazing! keep up the amazing work 🙂
Thank you so much Olga! 🙂
Oh wow! A walk down a memory lane! Mom used to make all the time. I remember apples and cherries. Not sure of other fruit. I Absolutely love, LOVE this stuff 🙂
I know what you mean. Thanks Natasha! 🙂
I adore kompot and love your version of it (in fact, I am going to make it right now for breakfast). I have a cranberry one on my blog, but my grandma makes kompot out of whatever is available at the time - it really is a wonderfully versatile drink!
You are right! You can make kompot out of any fruits you can think of. That what I had in my freezer and pantry. Thanks Ksenia 🙂
What is your blog?