Sweden

Berry Crush

Saft Berry Crush

Filled with plenty of fresh fruit, crushes are easy cocktails to make—and deliciously summery. In this cocktail, we mixed strawberries and blackberries with Tillman’s saft from the Sweden Box. Feel free to swap out other types of fruit as well.

Jam

Nordic Cooking: How Sweden Copes with Winter in the Kitchen

Sweden, located in the center of the Scandinavian peninsula, is a land rich in more than just meatballs. The country’s harsh climate has shaped the way locals cook, forcing them to find creative methods of preserving foods through winter. Read on to learn about some of the most interesting developments in the Swedish kitchen.

Ice Cream Sundae

Emma Bengtsson’s Ice Cream Sundae

In this take on the familiar sundae, curator of the Sweden Box Emma Bengtsson melts fudge onto ice cream and crumbles cookies on top. It’s easy to make and sure to please a hungry crowd. Bengtsson uses vanilla ice cream, but the recipe works well with any other type as well.

Lingonberry Duck

Lingonberry-Glazed Duck with Potato Pancakes and Watercress-Fennel Salad

In a special collaboration with one of our favorite meal delivery services, HelloFresh created this incredible duck breast recipe featuring Hafi’s lingonberry preserves from the Sweden Box! Served with fried potato pancakes and a fresh watercress salad, this dish makes for a wonderful Sunday dinner or weeknight meal. The best part about it? It comes together in just under an hour.

Lingonberry Buns

Lingonberry Buns

Kanelbullar, or cinnamon buns, are one of the most popular pastries in Sweden. This recipe incorporates fruity lingonberry jam into the filling, making these pastries a delicious addition to breakfast or brunch. Feel free to swap the filling and experiment with your favorites: chocolate chips, fresh berries, nuts, or cinnamon-sugar are all great options.

Hafi

Meet the Maker: Hafi’s Preserves, Sweden

Lingonberry preserves are one of the most quintessentially Swedish pantry staples, and Hafi makes one of the best in the country. Sourced from wild Swedish forests, picked by hand, and certified organic, it comes to no surprise that Hafi’s lingonberry preserves are some of the best we’ve ever tasted. Here, the great-grand-daughter of the founders tells Try The World about how it all started.

Gravlax with Hovmastar Sauce

Homemade Swedish Hovmastar Sauce

Hovmastar sauce is a bright and acidic Scandinavian condiment that elevates the natural flavors of seafood, especially smoked fish.

Mustard Field

10 Things You Never Knew About Mustard

Mustard is so much more than a condiment for hotdogs or an ingredient for marinades; it’s a relic of history, tradition, and culinary heritage throughout the world. Swedes are obsessed with mustard, so it comes to no surprise that the Liss Ellas mustard from the Sweden Box is so incredible. Here’s a rundown of everything you never knew about mustard.

Saft Drink

How to Cook with Saft

One of the favorites from the Sweden Box, Tillmans’ elderflower saft syrup is an incredible addition to so many drinks, whether simple spritzers or elaborate cocktails. But even more than that, saft works well in other preparations, too.