Sweet and Sour Cherry Dessert Soup
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Sweet and Sour Cherry Dessert Soup

Happiness doesn't get any better than a bowl full of cherries.
Course: Soup
Keyword: cherries, cherry, chilled soup, dessert, dessert soup, soup, sweet and sour, vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 205
Author: Kimberly Lord Stewart


  • 3 cups pitted sour cherries or 2 cans water-packed sour cherries (drained, but reserve the juice)
  • ½ cup light red wine (pinot noir or Bordeaux)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 7 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 cup water (if using fresh sour cherries)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sweet fresh or frozen cherries (thawed)
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Unsweetened dark or semi-sweet chocolate, grated for garnish


  • Put sour cherries, red wine, sugar, yogurt and lemon juice in a blender. Puree until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Thin with cherry water or water until it’s a thick soup; blend well. Add cinnamon and salt; then blend again. Taste, and adjust seasoning.
  • Chill at least 1 hour, until ready to serve.
  • Serve in small glasses. Pour soup over sweet cherries and a small scoop of ice cream. Top with grated chocolate.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 54mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g