Homemade Kompot Drink Recipe

Kompot Drink is a popular Russian and Ukrainian drink. This is the one ultimate beverage that every Slavic kid tried, growing up.

My favorite part, when preparing the Kompot, is the light aroma that fills the room. The boiling fruit create a soothing smell, similar to that of the essential oils, making the house feel pleasurable and slowly inviting that delicious appetite.

Back in the 90's, when I was growing up in Ukraine, we only had Kompot for drinks. My mother made it every day, each time with different variations of fruits. I'm now making it for my kids, cutting out the cost and the preservatives that come with the store-bough juices.

What Fruits To Use in Kompot

Any non-tropical fruit would be perfect for Kompot. You may use fresh or frozen fruit. Even dry fruits can be a great addition to any Kompot. My all-time favorite fruits to use are strawberries.

Kompot in a pot with sugar next to it

How to Make Kompot?

Bring a large pot with water to a boil. Add fruits to the boiling water and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Add sugar or honey to sweeten the Kompot.

How to Store Kompot?

Kompot lasts longer in a glass container. Keep it refrigerated and it will stay fresh for up to 5 days.

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Serving size:
5 min
15 min
Ready in
20 min


Prepare all the ingredients for Kompot.
Bring water to boil. Add strawberries and cook for 15 minutes. Add sugar and stir to let the sugar dissolve.
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