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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Teatime Blueberry Soup

Cold fruit soup just sounds so dainty to me!  I love the image of graceful ladies sitting down around a tiny round table laid carefully with linens, laces and china.  This is one of my mother-in-law's bowls that she inherited from some of her older relatives.  The charming little flowers around the edge melt me every time.  The pink glass teacup is another cherished piece of her collection... I had wanted to serve the soup in it originally, but the dark blue of the soup just overwhelmed the delicate color of the cup.

Regardless of its strong color, the taste of this blueberry soup is unexpectedly complex and refined.  The combination of the orange juice, maple syrup and cinnamon puts me in mind of the holidays, or an elegant chai tea.  The recipe couldn't be easier... just whir everything together in your blender.  The centers of the blueberries cause the final product to gel naturally, which is why this is a soup and not a smoothie.  You MUST eat it with a spoon!

Teatime Blueberry Soup

1 pint blueberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup rice milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon

Pour everything into a blender and process for a minute.  There will be solids left in your soup, but they are small enough that they won't cause a problem.  Chill and serve in small bowls.  Garnish with fresh mint leaves if you like.  Serves 4 to 6, depending on bowl size.

Shared with the Tuesday Confessional Link Party at Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free and Tea Party Tuesday at Sweetology and Teatime Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage and A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life and Tuesday Tea for Two at the Plumed Pen and Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace and Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee and Tuesday Time Out at Reasons to Skip the Housework.


  1. Another winner! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  2. @ Trish -- You are so sweet! Thanks so much for all your encouragement :) Lisa

  3. Oh, yum! Does this ever sound good, Lisa! Love the pretty bowl and the pink teacup! Such lovely pieces and a scrumptious post. Thank you for joining me for tea today.


  4. Wow, this sounds soooooooo good. Such a lovely bowl and teacup. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. Looks so yummy! Such a pretty pink bowl and teacup also!..,

    Many thanks for joining me for the celebration of my 100th, Tuesday Tea For Two', as well as for our 71st, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'. Two'.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  6. I would never have thought to make a soup with blueberries, thanks for sharing.

  7. I love blueberries. I have never made cold soup but this looks like one to try.

  8. wow, i am definitely trying this! so glad i have blueberries in my fridge right now!

  9. Oh this soup looks so yummy. I have made cold Strawberry soup and a chocolate soup so I need to add this to my list. I'm now following you..Found you at Kathy's Return To Loveliness,
    hope you come for a visit..
    Enjoy time...

  10. I agree cold fruit soup does have a dainty sound. You've put it in such a lovely dish - I love that it has a story too. I believe my daughter's would love this - Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  11. It sounds so good! Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)