Kesfil / Flygin (Refreshing Milk Dessert from Ragunda)

TYPE : Swedish
YIELD : 8 servings
CALORIES : 237 kcal
PREP TIME : 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME : 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 quarts (liters) milk, preferably non-homogenized, non-ultrapasteurized whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp animal rennet diluted in 4 tbsp of pure water (make sure it is fresh and has been kept cold)
  • alternatively, 1 tbsp Swedish ostlöpe
  • sugar, cinnamon, half-and-half or whipped cream for serving


  • Heat the milk carefully to 107°F (41-42°C).
  • Meanwhile, mix the rennet with a little water (not necessary with ostlöpe).
  • Stir in the rennet/ostlöpe, then pour into an appropriate dish.
  • Without disturbing the mixture, refrigerate until cold and solidified (about 4 hours).
  • Serve spoonfuls with half-and-half or whipped cream, and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.

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