Fond memories?? The fondest memories!

Fond memories?? The fondest memories! My family has had several conversations over the years lamenting the junket era gone by. I was so overjoyed to find Danish Dessert on my grocery store shelf today. I immediately raced down the isle to look for Junket Fudge Frosting not realizing it was called “Hansen Island Fudge”! Now that I’ve checked your website I’m anxious to get back to the store to get the fudge. Mom used it to frost her chocolate cake and we’d always sneak the frosting without eating the cake underneath. It was such a treat! I can’t wait to savor the taste again. The Danish is in the fridge right now…can’t wait until tonight. Thanks so much.

— Anonymous

My brother and I have such wonderful childhood memories

My brother and I have such wonderful childhood memories. I remember our mother making your wonderful Junket in these great green glass goblets she got in a box of laundry detergent back in 1955. We each have one of those glasses in our homes, displayed with pride and great memories of Junket! When it arrived, I got out the old glass and made a batch of strawberry Junket. The very first mouthful brought back a wave of great memories, when our parents were young and times were great! Thank you for still making this great product. You have made my day.

— Randy Stricker

Junket was a staple in our home

A friend suggested I check out your site because she knew I had a copy of the book “Junket is Nice” that was mentioned by “Judy”. It was given to me in 1935 by my sister for a birthday present. My husband recently read it to a first grade class at Essex Elementary School and the students loved it as much as we did as children. My father had ulcers like Ellen- Jo’s dad so Junket was a staple in our home, especially the custard version- Danish dessert was for more special occasions. I have a recipe for the ice cream but need to check on one of the ingredients before passing it on.

— Mellicent

A family favorite was called Strawberry Bars

Growing up in North Tonawanda, NY, just outside Buffalo, my mother would bake a cake every Saturday in case we got company on Sunday. A family favorite was called Strawberry Bars, which had strawberry Danish Dessert on top with strawberries, and the bottom crust was this wonderful, yummy cookie-like dough that I believe had sour cream in it. I thought my sister had the recipe, but she doesn’t. I bought the Danish Desert here online, and was hoping someone had that recipe. The recipe is from the late 60s or 70s. A web search did not turn up anything like what I recall. Thank you!

— Diana

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“Junket Rennet custard, the growing up dessert!”

I remember Junket because it was my sister’s favorite dessert – Raspberry! Sometimes she would actually drink it before it was done. I also remember a jingle from the 50s – “Junket Rennet custard, the growing up dessert!”

— Irene

Thank you for everything

When I was 9 years old, 62 years ago, my family moved to Levittown,N.Y. We moved into a cape cod rental unit. The kitchen was on the front right side of the house with a door on the side going into the kitchen. I remember after playing outside in the yard, going into the kitchen through that side door, my Mother would let me hang around long enough to smell and sample what she was making for dinner and as always taste the banana Junket she had made for dessert. Once served, the family quickly made it our favorite dessert and YES, MOM put sliced bananas in it. Most of all, I I remember the wonderful texture of that final step in the meal sometimes difficult to keep on the spoon but, wonderful when you finally made It to your mouth without a mishap, searching through the Junket to get to the banana slices (fun for a 9 year old boy) now finished our dessert. I am now 72 and these memories are as fresh in my mind as if they were only hours old. FYI we later bought a ranch hone on Prentice road and MOM continued to make us JUNKET. It is available in IOWA so I’ll continue to be a customer for as many years as GOD allows. Thank you for everything.

— Bob

Rodgrod all year round!

In the 60’s, I was growing up in a Scandinavian Community in New City NY. My parents came from the Old Country (Denmark) and when the rhubarb and strawberries and raspberries were in season, we would boil the fruits down in a great big pot, add sugar and continue to cook it until the fruit pulp became somewhat gelatinous. This Danish Dessert (Danske Desserter) was called rodgrod med flode pa, Red gruel with cream on it. A wonderful spring time tradition that we cherished every year. When we got a little older, suddenly my mother found the Junket Danish Dessert Pudding in the stores and we were so excited that we could each rodgrod all year round!

Of course, home made was the best, but Junket Brand was really good too. When we served it after dinner, it was customary to pour heavy cream on top an spinkle a little extra sugar on it to because the homemade stuff was not quite as sweet as the Junket brand, but both were so so good.
More then 50 years later, unable to find it in the stores I finally went online and I will be ordering some more. My kids can’t get enough and to the owners of Junket Rennet Custard, thank you for continuing in this one childhood memory.
I have already told my Danish friends and they too will be buying it.
Thank you again and again.

— Debora

So glad that we can still get it!

My Mom’s father was from Germany near the Danish border. We always had Junket Danish Dessert (at the time it was Raspberry-Current flavor) at the holidays and still do. I introduced it to a friend of mine many years later…now just Raspberry flavor…and on a trip to Belgium she had a dessert that she said tasted just like Danish dessert only with another flavor added to it. I suggested “currents” and she was matched what she had tasted exactly! Now that I’ve seen your website we’ll have to try out some of your recipes as well! So glad that we can still get it!

— Sandy

A two dish raspberry night

My Mother was a very smart lady when it came to using her culinary skills as a bribe for better behavior of her four kids. In the early 1960’s, we were promised two dishes of Junket every night after dinner (raspberry or banana) if we were good kids during that day. There were degrees of punishment, with penalties ranging from a half dish to both full dishes taken away for being not so good during the day. I remember quite distinctly the satisfaction of having a two dish raspberry night.

— Mike

I would eat all of it!

As a kid growing up in West Orange, New Jersey, I was a real Junket girl. When I was old enough, I’d make it for myself the minute I got home from school. My favorites were Raspberry and Vanilla (in that order). I usually found myself unable to wait for the Junket to set, so I would drink the first bowl straight away. As I was a growing girl, I couldn’t get enough. Once the remaining custard was set, I would eat all of it! When I had plans to visit my grandmother in upstate NY, I would remind her to stock her cupboards with Junket beforehand!!

— Victoria