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Chilled Grape Soup (Recipe)

Chilled Grape Soup (Recipe)


Mix and match your favorite grape varieties for this tasty dessert soup.

This recipe calls for gelatin, a no-no for many vegans and vegetarians. But fear not — many brands of kosher gelatin (available in ethnic grocery stores) do not contain animal products.

Chilled Grape Soup


  • 1 2-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 Whole cloves
  • 10 Black peppercorns
  • 2 (2 by 1-inch) strips fresh lemon zest, plus 1 teaspoon finely grated, divided
  • 2 (2 by 1-inch) strips fresh orange zest
  • 1/2 Teaspoon unflavored gelatin (see note above)
  • 1 1/2 Cups plus 1 tablespoon white grape juice
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 Cups mixed grapes, stemmed, seeded as needed and halved


  • Cheesecloth
  • Kitchen twine
  • Metal spoon

1. Place cinnamon stick, cloves, peppercorns, lemon zest strip and orange zest strip in a 5-inch square of cheesecloth. Tie closed with twine.
2. Pour 1 tablespoon grape juice in a small cup and sprinkle gelatin over it. Let it sit for about 1 minute.
3. In a 1-2 quart saucepan, combine remaining 1 1/2 cups grape juice, sugar, and nutmeg. Place spice bag in saucepan and bring mixture to a boil; remove from heat, stir in gelatin mixture with a metal spoon until it has dissolved.
4. Place ice and cold water in the largest bowl you have. Pour soup into the next largest bowl, place it in the larger bowl, and cover. Refrigerate for 8-12 hours — no more, no less. Before serving, remove and discard spice bag, and stir in grated lemon zest an grapes.

Recipe Credit: Epicurious.

More Grape Recipes:
Grape Focaccia
Roasted Grapes, Farro and Greens Salad
Green Grape Margarita
Arugula, Almond & Grape Salad (Recipe)

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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8:55PM PDT on Jun 2, 2014

Certainly, this is quite a unique and refreshing type of soup for a hot and humid summer day. I certainly will give this one a try.

7:58AM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

Sounds good, but especially the frozen recipe. I was surprised it said to roast thr grapes first!

6:58PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Unusual but looks good.
Thanks Katie.

2:38PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Strange haha

10:16PM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Yummy, thank you.

10:16PM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Yummy, thank you.

10:48AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013


8:08PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Healthy! Thanks

3:28PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thank you!

11:58AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013


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