This Blackberry Lavender Dessert Soup is a delightful and refreshing summer dish.
If I ask what’s your favorite summer soup, you will probably name gazpacho. Or beetroot cold soup (especially if you live in Europe).
I see the problem here. That wasn’t a well-formulated question. What’s your favorite dessert kind of soup?
Are you surprised? Confused? I understand your confusion. The words “dessert” and “soup” together sound quite peculiar.
But the truth is that dessert soups exist! I totally agree that this name isn’t the most appealing. However, a dessert soup is a delicious, refreshing, and relatively light dessert. I would call it healthy unless you’ve put a lot of ice cream (which is not a bad thing to do). Also, a dessert soup can be a fancy treat. Need I say you’ll make it in no time?
As you understand, it’s s very versatile dessert. You can use any seasonal fruit and berries of your choice. You can incorporate coconut milk, greek yogurt, honey, nuts, chocolate, alcohol (yes, alcohol!), and many other things.
Why am I saying this? It’s much better to give a few examples.
This time I made this Blackberry Lavender Dessert Soup which was delightful. Lavender and blackberries (or blueberries) make one of my favorite combos. There’s a sad news, my friends. I currently run out of my favorite lavender extract (Are you shocked?) That’s why while making this Blackberry Lavender Dessert Soup, I pulled a bag of dried lavender. I opted for steeping the lavender in some…earl gray tea. That’s right. Lavender works beautifully with earl gray. Please stay tuned, and hopefully, I demonstrate this shortly. Well, if I can fight my laziness to day and get up to take some pictures. Wish me luck :)
- 1/2 cup freshly steeped earl gray tea (about 1 tsp. of tea)
- 1 tbsp dried lavender
- 3 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 tbsp honey, optional
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream + more, to serve
- Steep together the tea and lavender for about 15-20 minutes. Strain and discard the tea.
- In the blender process the steeped tea, blackberries, and honey (if using) until smooth and blended. Strain and discard the seeds or leave as it is. Chill in the fridge for 20-40 minutes.
- Add the ice cream and whip for another minute, until airy and nice. Serve immediately with additional ice cream. Garnish as desired.