When you host a dinner party on a hot summer night, surprise your guests with chilled blueberry soup for a unique, refreshing treat. This is a simple dish that will wow you with the fresh flavor. Here are two interesting recipes for chilled blueberry soup. It’s delicious as a starter or a dessert.

First recipe:



  • Chilled Blueberry Soup
  • Serves 6
  • 20 minutes to prepare
  • 3 hours to chill in the refrigerator

Ingredients:
In a saucepan, combine ½ cup of sugar with ¼ c. orange juice, a cup or water and 1 cup of white grape juice. Stir while it comes to a boil for one minute. Add two cups of blueberries bwith their juice, (either fresh or frozen) and boil another minute. Set aside to cool completely, then puree in a blender and strain. Stir in a cup of plain yogurt just before serving.

Recipe two for Chilled Blueberry Soup (Prepares two servings)



In a heavy saucepan, combine a one pound bag of frozen blueberries with:

  • one cup of water
  • 5 Tbs. sugar
  • 2 lemon slices about ¼ inch thick
  • one cinnamon stick
  • pinch of salt

Bring this to a boil, then simmer for fifteen minutes. Set aside to cool and remove the cinnamon stick and lemon. Puree ½ at a time in the blender or processor. Stir in ½ tsp. vanilla. Chill at least 3 hours or it can be made a few days ahead. Pour into two bowls and top with a few teaspoons of vanilla yogurt and serve with a lemon wedge.

If you prefer a spicier version of this chilled soup, try adding one or more of the following:



  • one Tablespoon chopped ginger before pureeing
  • two cardamom pods, add before pureeing
  • add a dash of allspice or nutmeg

Use sour cream instead of yogurt for a delightful twist on a topping. However you prepare it, chilled blueberry soup is a delight.