Chilled Berry Soup

Chilled Berry Soup


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This delicious cold berry soup is a traditional Dutch breakfast dish. The amounts and types of fruits can be varied. It's a very flexible recipe!


Serves: 5 

  • 75g pearl barley
  • 1 1/2 litres water
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 300g frozen raspberries
  • 75g sultanas
  • 150g cherries, stones removed

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Extra time:8hours soaking  ›  Ready in:10hours10min 

  1. In a large bowl, soak the barley in the water overnight; do not drain.
  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, simmer the barley for one hour. Add the sugar, raspberries and sultanas and simmer for another 30 minutes. Add the cherries and simmer for another 15 minutes, or until the soup becomes relatively thick. Allow to chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.

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Reviews (5)


Altered ingredient amounts. My kids were lukewarm on this one, until I doubled the barley and added a couple of pureed bananas! Now, the entire family enjoys this for breakfast. Thanks for sharing it! - 08 Oct 2008


I'm rating this a 5 for its great potential, not becuase it was at all what I expected it to be. "Soup" is very misleading. I think I will make this often and use it to serve with non-fat yoghurt, which will make a great snack, breakfast or even a lunch. Right now I am eating it for lunch with greek yogurt and a cut up banana. Yum! It's very sweet and very thick -- I don't think I would eat it alone. Also, for all you first-time makers: be assured that it thickens up A LOT as it is chilling -- you do not have to get it completely thickened by cooking it (you will be cooking forever if you try). All in all, I'm very pleased with a healthy and tasty alternative, thank you for giving me something that I would never have discovered otherwise! - 08 Oct 2008


No matter what fruit you use it is great and if you use less water its great with jelly or ice cream - 08 Oct 2008

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