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Summertime Fruit Soups

Updated on June 11, 2010

Two Techniques for Making Fruit Soup

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a cool fruit soup. It is simple to make and delicious.

One of the techniques for making fruit soup is bringing ingredients to a boil and then chilling the soup. The soups I will show you how to make are Mandarin Orange Fruit Soup and Cranberry-Grape Fruit Soup.

No need to cook the fruit soup in the second technique. Use a blender or food processor to puree the fruit and then chill it. The soups under this category are Chilled Melon Soup and Tropical/Mint Fruit Soup.

Mandarin Orange Fruit Soup

This soup would be great for a Sunday brunch alongside mini-Danish pastries, a ham omelet and coffee. Yum!

STEP ONE: Combine 2 Tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca with 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.

STEP TWO: Remove from heat and add 1 Tablespoon sugar, dash of salt, and 1/2 cup concentrated orange juice.

STEP THREE: Cool at room temperature. Stir after 15 minutes.

STEP FOUR: Cover and chill.

Before serving, fold in 1/2 cup canned mandarin orange sections, drained, 1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, sliced and 1 medium sliced banana.

Garnish with 5-6 fresh strawberries.

Cranberry-Grape Fruit Soup

Serve this soup in a mug with a spoon. Less spillage that way!

STEP ONE: Combine 5 Tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca with 1/2 cup sugar, dash of salt, 2 cups cranberry juice and 1/2 cup hot water.

STEP TWO: Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.

STEP THREE: Cool at room temperature. Stir after 20 minutes.

STEP FOUR: Cover and chill.

Stir in 1 cup halved seedless grapes before serving. Top with a dallop of sour cream.

Uncooked Fruit Soups

t has been said that the food we eat should be a "symphony of color." This soup is pureed with a food processor and chilled. Variations include different-colored melons

Chilled Melon Soup

Serve in chilled bowls with avocado on top and a few chives. Could also use honeydew melon.

STEP ONE: Cut 2 cantaloupes into chunks and put into food processor bowl along with 3 oz package cream cheese, cut in chunks and process until pureed.

STEP TWO: Warm 2 cups milk.

STEP THREE: Add 1 Tablespoon butter, 3 1/2 Tablespoons flour, juice of 1 lime and 1 teaspoon salt into food processor and process until combined with the cantaloupe.

STEP FOUR: Add 1/2 cup warm milk through the tube with machine running. Transfer to a large bowl with rest of milk. Stir to thicken.

STEP FIVE: Chill.

Tropical/Mint Fruit Soup

This soup is low fat.

STEP ONE: In a blender, combine 2 cups mango or papaya, peeled and chunked, 3/4 cup passion fruit nectar and 2 teaspoons fresh mint. Blend until smooth and pour into a large bowl.

STEP TWO: In the same blender, combine 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks and 3/4 cup papaya nectar. Blend until smooth. Add to mango mixture.

STEP THREE: Chill at least 4 hours.

Garnish with coconut sorbet. Very cooling and refreshing.




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    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Hi, Rachelle, thank you for the post. I have also heard about the benefits of the Acaiberry. There have been hubs written about it that you can check out.

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      Rachelle Dooling - Cool Fruit 

      8 years ago

      Amazing blog on the benefits of having fruits and veggies. It was very helpful. I'm searching for several nutritious diet strategies. I've read how the Accai berry also does amazing things. Hope to see much more of your blogs.

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I know. I was looking forward to summer fruit, as well. You must have some wonderful fruit from which to choose in Hawaii. Thanks for your comments.

    • elayne001 profile image

      Elayne 

      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I am loving the summer fruits. Excited to give these a try.

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I sure hope you do enjoy them. Thank you for your nice comments.

    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      This is just sooooo perfect. I will certainly bookmark this and share it and enjoy the recipes this summer.

      Thanks so much and rated up and more of course!

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      These soups are so cool and refreshing for hot weather. Thank you so much for your post.

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      Paula 

      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Judy, I am loving these ideas for fruit soups, great hub, thank you!

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Yes, but if you really want to cut calories, use sweetener instead of sugar. Thanks for stopping by.

    • nifty@50 profile image

      nifty@50 

      8 years ago

      On a hot day, that sounds like a really clever Idea! Much healthier than ice cream!

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thank you so much, Audrey. It's 94 degrees here in Florida so I'll be making some fruit soup. It is full of fiber, yes.

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Those look SO good! I love fruit and summertime is so hot here it is a wonderful idea on a hot, hot day. Plus you end up getting more fiber, right?

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Sandyspider, I thought of chilled avocado soup and then remembered that I had some recipes for fruit soups. Thanks for stopping.

      habee, I would love to have the strawberry gazpacho recipe. Look forward to it.

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Yum! I have one for strawberry gazpacho that I'll post soon!

    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Most people don't think of fruit soups. Yum.

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