Try this one in the summer. If you like cherries, you will like this.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain the canned cherries; place liquid in medium saucepan and set cherries aside.

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  • In a small mixing bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water; mix well. Whisk cornstarch into cherry liquid. Heat to boiling point and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • Add sugar and lemon juice. Stir and remove from heat and chill. When this syrup is cool, blend in the sour cream and add the drained cherries. Chill well and serve in chilled cups.

Nutrition Facts

241.5 calories; 3.6 g protein; 22.9 g carbohydrates; 33.7 mg cholesterol; 52.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2003
This was very nice and very similar to the chilled strawberry soup in taste. I used dark sweet cherries (only kind that the store had) and added a bit more sugar during the boiling stage. Also instead of folding in the whole cherries after the sour cream I poured everything into a food processor and pureed it all. Added a little heavy whipping cream to make it a bit smoother. Would make it again. Read More
(51)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2008
As another reviewer said this recipe tastes way to much like sour cream. I also added about another tablespoon and a half of sugar. I followed the recipe exact except I put my cherries through the food processor for a couple pulses since they were quite large. I went to a B&B a couple years ago that served a cold cherry soup for breakfst and I've never tried to make it myself. I was hoping this would be something similar. I know the soup I had the B&B owner used fresh sweet cherries. I'll chalk this one up and try again. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2003
This was very nice and very similar to the chilled strawberry soup in taste. I used dark sweet cherries (only kind that the store had) and added a bit more sugar during the boiling stage. Also instead of folding in the whole cherries after the sour cream I poured everything into a food processor and pureed it all. Added a little heavy whipping cream to make it a bit smoother. Would make it again. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
I have a recipe that is similar to this one - it is a hungarian soup. In ours there is no lemon juice and less sugar and we bundle whole cloves in and let it simmer as the cherries cook. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
The recipie is ok with a couple of small changes. My German Grandmother used to make Cold Cherry Soup but we ate it with Farina/Semolina pudding or vanilla sauce not sour cream. This recipie can also be made with fresh cherries instead of canned. Just omit the cornstarch add more water up to the level of the cherries in the pot more sugar to taste and zest from the lemon as well as juice from one lemon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2006
I would make this again but watch out for too much lemon juice. Doubled the recipe but found that 1/4 cup made the soup way too tart! Also added a cinnamon stick to the boiling mixture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2007
great soup! I loved this with fresh tart cherries. Added a little white wine as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2010
I love cold soups in the summer and this was terriffic! My guests loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
The soup turned out pretty good though it's much more like a yogurt. I took some of the other reviewer's advice and used twice the sugar and half the sour cream and also put the cherries through the food processor. Would be good alongside crepes for a 'fancy' breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
The sour cream is just enough zing to keep the sweet in check Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2008
As another reviewer said this recipe tastes way to much like sour cream. I also added about another tablespoon and a half of sugar. I followed the recipe exact except I put my cherries through the food processor for a couple pulses since they were quite large. I went to a B&B a couple years ago that served a cold cherry soup for breakfst and I've never tried to make it myself. I was hoping this would be something similar. I know the soup I had the B&B owner used fresh sweet cherries. I'll chalk this one up and try again. Read More
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