Strawberry and Peach Kompot (Homemade Fruit Juice) – A delicious blend of fruit juices made from boiled strawberries and peaches, infused with lemon and vanilla flavors and sweetened with Steviva MonkSweet+ to create a refreshing and naturally sweet fruit juice.
This is a sponsored post as a result of participating in the Steviva Blogger Challenge and may contain affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure to learn more.
As part of the Steviva Blogger Challenge, I have been working on several recipes that showcase how versatile their sweeteners are. I even created an entrée to showoff the fact that sweeteners aren’t just for desserts, but today we are going to talk about this Strawberry and Peach Kompot, or non-alcoholic fruit juice (although you certainly could add spirits!) that I created for the beverage category in this challenge.
Note: Kompot is not to be confused with Compote which is a dessert that is made mostly from stewed fruits.
Kompot has its roots all over Europe and other parts of the world and, in short, is basically a fancy name for a juice made from boiling fruits in water and sugar. There is really no limit to the ways in how to make Kompot because you can use nearly any fruit you have around the house, whether in your freezer, leftovers from the garden or that container of blueberries your son swore he would eat.
While there is an endless amount of ways to make Kompot, I felt that this would be an excellent opportunity to offer a healthier alternative to store-bought fruit juices. By creating my version using MonkSweet+ from Steviva for sweetness instead of sugar, I felt like it would be a tiny step towards weening my kids off of refined sugars (at least a little bit). No, I am not a health nut (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but anytime you can boil some fruit you have around the house to make juice and sweeten it with something that’s NOT sugar without your kids noticing, I’d say that’s a win!
So for this Strawberry and Peach Kompot, I knew that I wanted to keep the technique nearly just as simple as the way traditional Kompot is made. When boiling the fruit, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of the fruit’s natural colors transferred to the water without the need for artificial coloring. It was also amazing to taste how much of the fruit flavor infused the water and it made me wonder why I hadn’t done this before!
While the natural flavor of the Kompot was delicious with just the fruit, water and MonkSweet+, I wanted to add a little more depth of flavor by using lemon and vanilla. These additional flavors really complimented the strawberry and peach to create something, even the grownups wanted to drink!
Strawberry and Peach Kompot (Homemade Fruit Juice)
- 2 ½ C Whole Strawberries Frozen
- 2 ½ C Sliced Peaches Frozen
- 4 ½ C Water
- 1 ½ TBL Steviva MonkSweet+
- 3 TBL Lemon Juice
- 1/8 tsp Vanilla
Place all ingredients: water, frozen fruit, Steviva MonkSweet+, lemon juice and vanilla in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Boil for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove pot from heat and strain out the fruit.
Serve chilled or warm and Enjoy!
I am so happy that this was a hit with my VERY honest family. I mean, who knew that making your own healthy fruit juices could be so easy. Have you ever tried to make Kompot? If you tried this or maybe created a custom flavor combination, I would love to hear about it!
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