• 250 ml tap water
  • 2 large tbsp. cowberry jam
  • 1 pinch of stevioside


Mix water with cowberry jam. Then strain out the berries. Add the stevioside and mix well.

Aronia-Stevia Iced Tea:

Ingredients (makes about 500 ml):

  • 1 Tea bag of black tea
  • 500 ml hot water
  • 2 cl aronia concentrate
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 pinches stevia powder
  • 2 cl lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. sugar


Steep the tea bag in hot water for about 5 minutes. Then add one ingredient after the other and mix everything together until the sugar and honey dissolve.

TIP: it is most refreshing when cold. It can also be made with green tea.

Orange-Vanilla Pudding with Stevia:


  • 1 pkg. vanilla pudding powder (about 37 g)
  • 10 pinches of stevia powder (about 0.28 g)
  • 1/2 l orange juice


Bring 350 ml of orange juice to a boil in a pot. Meanwhile, mix the pudding powder with the stevia and the rest of the orange juice until completely smooth. Quickly add the mix to the hot orange juice and bring to a boil. If desired, pour the pudding into moulds of different shapes. Let cool.

Bankruptcies, Bad Luck and Breakdowns:

I experimented a lot with different pudding types, so sometimes things went wrong. Some variations were hardly suitable for eating, while others tasted like orange chocolate chip cookies. It was not as easy as it sounds to cook. I would have never thought how dangerous flowing pudding can be – geysers are harmless in comparison to pudding!

It was also harder than I thought to find the right aronia-stevia combination that tasted good. After four hours of tinkering and many taste combinations later, it was complete. However, we were not feeling so well after constantly tasting so many unsuccessful batches. :) :-D

Tip from Eve: Orange pieces with stevioside also taste good. The sweetness softens the acidity of the orange, which is very pleasant.


Chocolate Cookies:


  • 145 g butter at room temperature
  • 130 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs at room temperature
  • 240 g flour
  • 180 g cocoa powder, sweetened
  • 20 g drink mix (vanilla-flavored cappuccino mix)
  • 1 bottle vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tsp. sweetener (stevia)


Lightly beat the butter with the brown sugar, stevia, salt and baking powder. Stir in the eggs and vanilla flavoring. At the end, mix in the flour, cocoa powder and cappuccino mix.

Preheat the oven to 175°C (top and bottom heat). Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls about ten centimeters apart onto a baking sheet covered with a parchment paper. Smooth the edges of the dough, so that the cookies turn out nice and round. The cookies expand significantly while baking, so only put about nine cookies on a sheet.

Slide the sheet onto the middle shelf in the oven and bake the cookies about 15 minutes. Take the sheet out of the oven and let stand for 10 minutes. The cookies are initially very soft, but harden when they are cooled.

The cookies taste very good. The vanilla flavoring almost entirely masks the taste of the stevia. The disadvantage of the cookies is that they do not harden very much.

Dios + LabFab:

Stevia Gummybears:


  • 15 g gelatine + 50 ml water – soaked
  • 30 g syrup (raspberry, current, aronia – then use less!)
  • 10 g honey
  • 3 g citric acid
  • ca. 1/2 tsp. stevia – more or less, depending on personal taste


Soak the gelatine in the water (this can smell odd, but it is from the gelatine ). Add honey and citric acid; blend well. Then add the syrup. Lastly, add stevia until desired sweetness is reached. :-D).

Add honey and citric acid; blend well. Then add the syrup. Lastly, add stevia until desired sweetness is reached.

Pour the mixture into an aluminum-foil lined mould, so that it is about 1 cm. in height.

Put the mould into the refrigerator and wait two hours until the mixture has hardened. Cut the hardened mixture into pieces and enjoy!

Aronia-Apple/Orange Lemonade:


  • 4 tbsp. aronia syrup (quintuple concentrate)
  • 700 ml mineral water
  • 250 ml orange oder apple juice (apple juice should be unfiltered, so that the velvety taste of aronia comes through)
  • 7 pinches stevia


Funnel, if necessary, the aronia into a container and add orange or unfiltered apple juice.

Then, mix in the stevia to desired sweetness. In our trials, we felt that seven pinches gave us a pleasant sweetness and is therefore suitable for this recipe.

Mix the ingredients together. Slowly add mineral water. CAUTION: the mixture is prone to heavy foaming and the carbonic acid can turn the kitchen into a mess.:-D

Gently mix again and DONE. Good luck and have fun!


Carrot Cake:

Ingredients (makes one loaf):

  • 10 eggs
  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • ca. 1 g stevia
  • 100 g flour
  • 2 packages of baking powder
  • 500 g grated carrots
  • 240 g grated almonds
  • 300 g coconut flakes
  • 1 shot of rum
  • grated zest of one organic orange
  • apricot jam


Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites. Mix the yolk with butter, sugar and stevia until frothy, then beat in grated carrots, flour, baking powder, orange zest, grated almonds, coconut (240 g) and rum. Lastly, fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake at 175 degrees C for 45 minutes in a convection oven.

Afterwards, spread the apricot jam on the cake and sprinkle it with the rest of the coconut flakes.

(Instead of carrots, the cake could also be made with zucchini or pumpkin.)

Related Story:

On the day of our school’s Open House, the three of us decided to cook alone in the kitchen for the first time.

Before we could start the spectacle, we still needed the ingredients. :-D

We were able to convince a teacher to take us shopping.

Fortunately, he was a real baking professional, otherwise, I think we would have made some mistakes! Of course, he also bought us a bottle of rum, so that the cake would be perfect. :)

So, we began to bake and challenge our baking skills. To our surprise, we did not make any mistakes, even though we had never baked a cake before (except in cooking lessons in secondary school).

The next day, the cake was tasted at the Open House by countless parents and students, who visited our school.

There was lots of positive feedback! (And we found that it was baked rather well and tasted very good!)

Have fun baking! (This cake can also be made by someone who has never baked before!) :)


Vanilla Yogurt:

Add 1/2 a pinch of stevioside and some vanilla bourbon to plain yogurt. Stir and enjoy! CAUTION: it is better to add less stevioside at first and taste, otherwise it can easily become too sweet or too bitter!

Berry Yogurt:

Add about 1/2 pinch of stevioside and 1/3 tsp. aronia juice concentrate or fresh berries to a cup of plain yogurt. CAUTION: it is better to add less stevioside at first and taste, otherwise it can easily become too sweet or too bitter!

TIP: Even plain yogurt sweetened alone with stevia is tasty! Any possible combination can be tried, and nearly all of them taste really good, including cocoa, etc.


Tips for cooking with stevia:


  • Stevia is about 300 times sweeter than sugar.
  • One pinch is often enough.
  • Stevia tastes better when it replaces only a part of the sugar in a recipe.
  • Add more stevia than normal with acidic foods.
  • It goes well with oranges, yogurt and nuts.
  • Tastes very good in combination with berries (e.g. aronia).