Friday, June 24, 2011

Creamy Fresh Raspberry Soup


I have been busy picking Black Raspberries from the row in my garden and the ones that grow wild in our small patch of woods. It is a relaxing activity that gives you a lot of solitude and time to think as no one really wants to brave the briers with you. ☺

 I know just how they feel, when I was their age my Mom used to have to drag or force me to go with her to pick berries. I hated it because it was always very warm and humid and it seemed that thunderstorms were always threatening ominously and the place she went to was so thick with briers and the like that you had to wear long sleeves and long pants otherwise you would not be able to get through. Sounds miserable, eh? But my Mom is a nature lover and she really enjoyed picking berries!! She eventually just went by herself and I think I know why. Remember peace, solitude, time to think? Yeah, sometimes those things are nice!! I am happy to say I don't have to pick in quite so unfriendly places but I do have the scratches to prove that it wasn't a piece of cake!

Anyway as I was picking I began to think that a cold creamy soup would be refreshing and yummy. So I thought I would try this recipe that I put together with a few suggestions from my Mom. Turns out she has some fresh raspberries as well and had made some soup for their supper.

2 cups fresh Black Raspberries
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup sour cream
½ cup half-and-half
½ cup milk
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
More Fresh Berries

Blend the berries, then press through a sieve and discard seeds. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir with a wire whisk. Add fresh berries in the amount that is right for you and serve.

I enjoyed my soup for supper last night and for my breakfast this morning with almonds. YUM!! A sprinkle of granola over the top would be tasty as well. Enjoy!

Be Blessed!

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  1. I hope to get raspberry picking soon. Thanks so much for stopping by Momtrends Friday Food ( and adding this recipe. Have a great weekend.

  2. I adore fruit soups and this one with the addition of almond just sounds wonderful. I also linked on Friday Food, my Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, I hope that you'll check it out.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. That looks so yummy! I can't wait to pick some berries and make it:)

  4. I absolutely LOVE this! I've been meaning to make cold fruit soup - ingredients are perfect - you are a great blog to follow!

  5. There are so many great recipes at this Potluck Friday. I keep telling everyone this, but this looks amazing and I really want to try it. I've seen raspberry soup on TV, but I've never had it. Yum!!

  6. Good morning, Martha!

    This soup is so refreshing looking and pretty too! I have perused many of your posts and enjoyed each one! Lovely blog you have here.

    So nice stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  7. Beautiful post! It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)
    Have a great week!

  8. this looks so darn good...FANTASTICO is my word of the week! Had to click here from Ladybug Blessings...would invite you to link up at Tea Party Tuesday - this is great.

  9. this looks great and yummy!! thanks for linkin!

  10. I LOVE cold soups and can't wait to try it!

    The Farm Girl