Dessert soup is an innovative and surprising way to end a special meal on a very sweet note. The variations and possibilities for these delicious treats are nearly infinite. Many dessert soups highlight sweet fruits such as strawberries, bananas, citrus, raspberries, honeydew, or watermelon. The dish can also showcase chocolate, caramel, or sweet creams.
Soup as a dessert can be served hot, with melting chocolate or warm raspberry puree that oozes onto your spoon and warms your mouth delightfully. Alternately, most melon and citrus based soups are served chilled and provide a wonderfully light, aromatic note to end the meal.
Dessert wines such as Port or Shiraz can add complexity in flavor, and nuts such as candied almonds, pecans, or chopped hazelnuts add to the realm of possibilities. Cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and star anise are but a few spices that can be used in your recipe. Portions are typically kept small, since soup for dessert is rich in flavor and sweetness. Try garnishing your sweet creation with sprigs of fresh mint, a drizzle of white chocolate, or a fresh berry. A small piece of shortbread or a thin, crisp cookie served on the side is a perfect companion, and provide a complimentary texture. Surprise you loved ones with soup for dessert and show them how sweet you really are.