Meaning of kissel in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɪs(ə)l/


mass noun
  • A Russian dessert made from fruit juice or puree boiled with sugar and water and thickened with potato or cornflour.

    ‘One doesn't have to waste much time and effort in order to make our kissels and compotes.’
    • ‘You will also love the honey mousse, and the tasty kissel made with sweetened cranberries.’
    • ‘I like my kissel a bit on the sour side, so I tend to use redcurrant juice, cranberries, rhubarb or lingonberries as a starting base.’


From Russian kiselʹ, from a base shared by kislyĭ ‘sour’.