Red Berry Compote with Ice Cream

This is a Danish favourite and in Denmark it is a true test to see how Danish you are, if you are able to pronounce this dish in Danish of course:

“Rødgrød med fløde” (how did that go for you??) 🙂
Translates directly to “red porridge with cream”

We have altered the original recipe a bit and serve it with vanilla ice cream instead of cream, but you can do either one of them and also try it with milk.


225 g (8 oz) Blackberries
150 g (5 oz) Rhubarb
450 g (16 oz) Strawberries
175 g (6 oz) Raspberries
150 g (5 oz) Blueberries
150 g (3/4 cups) sugar
4 dl (1 1/2 cups) water

Vanilla ice cream, whipping cream or milk for serving


Wash all the fruits and remove the stems from the strawberries. Cut the rhubarbs into small pieces. You can use both fresh and frozen berries depending on what you have on hand. You can also mix and match your own style of berries and sometimes we add black and red currant to the compote as well.

Red berry compote

All the fruits goes into a large pot with the sugar and water. Bring to a boil and let cook for a few minutes till the fruits are soft. We choose to blend ours, simply because we like it smooth, but you can do either or. Try both and see which version you like the best.

Pour the berry compote into a cold bowl and let it cool down. You can serve it warm too, but we prefer it cold.

Red berry compote

Serve with a scoop of ice cream on top, or with either cream or milk poured gently around the edge of your bowl with red berry compote.


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