Blackberry Merlot Chilled Soup Recipe

Friday, June 12, 2020
A wonderful chilled soup called Blackberry Merlot Chilled Soup, it's so refreshing and the first one I had was on a cruise with Royal Caribbean!

Here is a delightful first appetizer and start of the summer delicious meal.

This is an adult soup, and not made for kids but guess what? Just substitute Welchs Grape Juice for the Merlot for them!

There are so many ways to adapt soups that are made with fruit, even if your not fond of blackberries you can substitute another.

Berries in abundance this time of the year makes this kind of soup so special and a usual must be on "the list" to make for me. I always look forward to berry season.

We just love anything made with berries especially Summer Berry Muffins to start the day or this Blackberry Marinade for Shrimp kabobs for dinner!

Scroll down to the recipe card for a delicious chilled soup journey!

this is a chilled cold soup made with Blackberries and Merlot Wine

this is a chilled blackberry merlot soup

Tool You Will Need:

  1. large saucepot heavy duty
  2. strainer
  3. measuring cups
  4. measuring spoons
  5. large spoon
  6. food processor

these are berries crushed into making a blackberry wine soup

Ingredients You Will Need:

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  • blackberries
  • Merlot wine
  • water
  • lemon juice
  • sugar
  • whipping cream
  • orange zest
  • cornstarch
  • cold water

this is a chilled soup with blackberries

Other Fruit Suggestions:

  1. Strawberries with Moscato
  2. Red Raspberry with Pink Moscato
  3. Blueberry and Cabernet

chilled blackberry merlot soup in a tall stemware glass

Serving Suggestions:

  • This can be served in tall stemware glasses
  • Soup bowls
  • Pretty colorful crocks
  • Champagne glasses

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Cruise Food

I experienced many chilled soup on my cruises and this has been my favorite by far.

Just remember any fruits can be used with the coordinating fruit juice for non-alcohol soups.

This soup is just amazing and shouts summer.

In my mind, berries are as much a part of summer as fresh-cut hay, soft ice cream, and leisurely moments like laying in the sun and swimming.

Sit back relax and enjoy this cold Blackberry Merlot Soup as one of the summers best started before dinner.

Blackberry Merlot Chilled Soup Recipe

Blackberry Merlot Chilled Soup Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 30 M
Here is a delightful soup we once had on a cruise at dinner time I fell in love with. I got to see the kitchen and was given the recipe. It so darn delicious! Refreshing Blackberry Merlot Soup


  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup Merlot wine, Cabernet or substitute grape juice (nom alcohol)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. Place blackberries, water, juice or wine, lemon juice, and sugar in a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn down the burner to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn the burner off and allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Once the mixture is cooled, place it in a food processor and mix well.
  5. Strain processed liquid through a strainer, mashing the pulp through the strainer with the back of a large metal spoon.
  6. Return the strained liquid to the pot and add 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch dissolved in 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  7. Cook until thickens a little to your liking
  8. Return the mixture to the food processor and add whipping cream and orange zest.
  9. Chill overnight.
  10. Serve cold with a dollop of whipped or sour cream and mint sprig.
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Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2010, edited and re-published in 2020.