Today I am sharing a fruit soup that is part of the Scandinavian cuisine. They are usually made with stone fruits like peaches or cherries but in the winter, dried fruits are used. Cream or some kind of dairy can also be added...so is a fruit soup like a smoothie only eaten with a spoon? Yes, no, maybe!
Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla selected this month's theme. She stretched my mind with this one, but in a good way! Thank you, Camilla, for challenging me this month!
Scandinavian Fruit Soup
adapted from A Little of This and Some of That
1 cup water
1/4-1/2 cup sugar (optional)
3 Tbsp Minute Tapioca
6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
2 1/2 cups water
1 small pkg frozen tropical mixed fruit
1 small pkg frozen raspberries
1 banana, sliced, for top
1-2 Tbsp toasted coconut for garnish
In a medium saucepan mix 1 cup water, sugar, tapioca over medium heat until the tapioca turns clear. Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Chill. The mixture will thicken slightly. Whisk well.
Add the frozen fruits. Chill thoroughly.
Serve cold topped with banana slices and a sprinkle of toasted coconut.
Notes: Soup may be served cold or warmed. Any mixture of fruits will work.