Delightful and refreshing, this chilled soup works as an appetizer, dessert or snack. If using frozen blueberries, cover the pan in Step 1 to bring the cold blueberry mixture to a boil more quickly.

Carolyn Malcoun


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine blueberries, water, cinnamon stick, honey, ginger and cardamom pods (if using) in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until most of the blueberries have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick. Puree the soup in 2 batches in a blender until smooth (use caution when pureeing hot liquids). Place a fine sieve over the pan and pour the soup through it back into the pan, straining out any solids. (Discard the solids.)

  • Whisk cornstarch and milk in a measuring cup until smooth. Whisk into the blueberry mixture. Bring the soup to a boil over medium heat, stirring. Boil, stirring constantly, until the soup thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, loosely cover and chill until cold, at least 5 hours or up to 2 days.

  • Just before serving, whisk 1 cup sour cream into the soup and ladle into bowls; top each serving with 1/2 teaspoon sour cream and swirl decoratively into the soup. Garnish with additional blueberries, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 and chill for up to 1 day. The finished soup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

116 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 2.6 g saturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 37 mg sodium. 105 mg potassium; 18.9 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 1.9 g protein; 182 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 8 mcg folate; 51 mg calcium; 9 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
I love it! I have made this recipe twice and it is delicious. It's a perfect summer soup. I usually pair it with a panini with some fruit in it it as well. I also tried topping the soup with toasted nuts this time and it was a great addition. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Horrible My husband took on e bite of this and was disguested. Gave some to my 18 month old and he did the same thing. I had to get of the whole thing. I'm not going to make this one again. What a waste of 4 cups of blueberries. Read More