2 Cups lingonberries, or
½ Cup lingonberry jam
⅔ Cup sugar
2 Egg whites, from large eggs

Troll cream was a magical part of our New Year’s Eve celebration. To us youngsters, it was truly wizardry because the volume expanded as we stirred. And we did not mind sitting and stirring as long as we had a good book in our hands.

Today, of course, we use electric mixers to make the magical troll cream. You may substitute cranberries for the lingonberries, but be sure they are very ripe, and adjust sugar accordingly.


Step 1

Wash berries and remove all unripe berries and foreign objects.

Step 2

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until the volumes quadruples. about 15 minutes. If you are using lingonberry jam, omit sugar.

Step 3

Serve in a crystal dessert bowl sprinkled with a few lingonberries. If available, add a few mint leaves. Cookies are a great accompaniment, or serve in Crisp Wafer Cups (Krumkakeskåler). Serves 8

Ekte Norsk Mat–Authentic Norwegian Cooking is available for purchase, through the Vesterheim bookstore. Call toll free at (800) 979-3346.