Fruit Soup

A wonderfully versatile soup. Served as described here, it makes a refreshing appetizer or hot-weather cooler; sweetened a bit more and topped with a bit of whipped cream, it makes a delicious light dessert.


3 cups unsweetened orange, apple, or pineapple juice
1 banana
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1 peach, peeled and chopped
Pieces of fresh cantaloupe
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons honey, more or less to taste
1 cup yogurt, sour cream, or buttermilk
Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice
Fresh mint leaf, violet, or rose petal, for garnish


Combine all ingredients except for garnish in a blender and puree until smooth. Thicken with additional banana or yogurt; thin if desired, with more fruit juice. Chill thoroughly. Garnish each serving with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and a fresh mint leaf, violet, or rose petal.

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Makes 6 cups.

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