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All about the canemore berries, delicacy of the Scandinavian countries – Italian Cuisine

All about the canemore berries, delicacy of the Scandinavian countries

All about the delicious orange berries of canemore, typical of the Scandinavian countries and used for many traditional recipes

The fruit of the canemore is one of the most popular and most appreciated in the Scandinavian countries, where he is the protagonist of many traditional recipes. These typical orange berries, dubbed thegold of the mountain for the sparkling and joyful colors, they actually have a different name depending on the countries. For example in English they are known as cloudberry. The fruit of the canemore can be consumed fresh or, in the form of marmalade, it can also be used for most different culinary preparations, from classic cakes, to preserves, to combinations with salty foods. Let's go and discover its characteristics and use in Scandinavian and Finnish cuisine.

Canemoro jam.

Wild berries from the north with a unique taste

Although very popular in the Scandinavian countries, this fruit is also widespread in other countries including Russia, Poland, Alaska and Canada. The plant on which it grows, the canemore, is present only in the wild and in limited quantities, which makes the harvest difficult and, together with the laborious process of cleaning, is the reason why the price is generally quite high. Despite everything, the characteristics of this wild fruit make it a true specialty, which is worth trying: not only the consistency is tender and its taste is delicious, pleasantly sour and fruity, but has interesting nutritional properties. The fruit of the canemore, in fact, is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, even four times more than oranges. In the food industry these berries are used to make preserves, jams, jellies, juices, sweets, yogurt, aromatic extracts to be used in desserts or to be added to drinks and even a liqueur (Finnish lakkalikööri).

Scandinavian dishes based on canemore berries

The sweetness combined with the sour note makes this fruit, in the form of jam, a perfect and elegant pairing with savory dishes, such as roast duck and pork or toast with mushrooms. Another savory combination, just for the holidays, is the one with the cheese leipäjuusto cooked, typical of northern Finland. Also in Finland the canemore fruits are used for different preparations of cakes and desserts, including the Cloudberry Cake (lakkakakku), or a cake filled with whipped cream and canemore jam. Another classic dessert in Finland, easy and really delicious, it's made with cheese bread (juustoleipa) cooked in the oven with a cover of canemore berry jam and cream (optional); this dessert can be eaten accompanied by crackers or simply with a teaspoon. In Sweden jam is mainly used to garnish ice cream, of which Swedes are among the biggest consumers, the beloved soufflé, but also meringues, waffles and pancakes.

Waffle with canramor jam.

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Guiltless Banana Ice Cream

The ultimate “guilt-free” frozen ice cream treat made with only ONE ingredient, over-ripe bananas! No cream, or sugar added. Finally it’s OK have ice cream for breakfast.

You know those bananas sitting on your counter, the ones with all those brown spots that you think are passed their prime. Well those bananas make the BEST dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, fat-free, frozen ice cream treat.  (Cute spoons can be found on Etsy For Such A Time Designs[1] )

On my recent trip to the Dole Banana Summit, I was introduced to my first Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker[2] – coolest machine EVER! You basically take your over-ripe bananas, freeze them, then run them through this simple machine. Out comes a healthy frozen, soft-serve banana ice cream. 

So easy, and fun to make with the family. Ever since I got my Yonanas, we’ve been experimenting with all the possibilities but quite honestly my favorite is some chopped walnuts and berries. I put some colored sprinkles on my toddler’s and she loves it.

You can also add other frozen fruit such as berries, pineapple, mango or if you want something a little more decadent you can add some dark chocolate, or peanut butter. Think of the possibilities! 

Now, if you don’t own a Yonanas[3], you can still make this frozen treat in a food processor , simply freeze the bananas and process until smooth and creamy. Thanks to the kind folks over at Dole Bananas, they are giving away ONE Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker[4] to a lucky Skinnytaste fans. For a chance to win, head on over to Skinny Bits[5], the giveaway ends Friday, November 16th.

The ultimate guilt-free snack, breakfast or dessert!

Guiltless Banana Ice Cream
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 banana • Old Points: 0 pts • Points+: 0 pts 
Calories: 105 • Fat: 0 g • Carb: 27 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 14 g
Sodium: 1 mg 


  • 4 medium over-ripe bananas

Optional Toppings (not included in nutritional info):

  • berries
  • nuts
  • chocolate syrup
  • sprinkles


Peel bananas and place in the freezer until frozen.

When the bananas are frozen, place them through the onanas Ice Cream Treat Maker[6] and enjoy alone, or with your favorite topping.

If using a food processor, follow the same steps, and process until smooth.


  1. ^ For Such A Time Designs (www.etsy.com)
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  3. ^ Yonanas (www.amazon.com)
  4. ^ Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker (www.amazon.com)
  5. ^ Skinny Bits (su.pr)
  6. ^ onanas Ice Cream Treat Maker (www.amazon.com)

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