Nyponsoppa is a traditional Swedish dish made from rose hips. It is served as a drink or as a dessert with milk, cream or vanilla ice cream with dried almond cookies and cereal. If the soup is used as a separate meal, then it is usually less fruity and more watery. Sometimes it is eaten together with Swedish breads. It is traditionally used to treat colds because of its high multivitamin content.

To prepare it we will need :

⦁ A tbsp. of potato starch.
⦁ 50 ml sugar
⦁ 100 grams of dried rose hips


Soak the rose hips for a few hours in 0.5 liters of water, then boil until soft in the same water. It will take 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the skin of the fruit. Grind rosehips with a mixer, and then be sure to rub them through a sieve – to remove the prickly seeds. Boil 0.5 liters of water. Dissolve the starch in a little cold water, then, stirring continuously, pour a little into the hot water. After the water starts boiling again, add mashed rosehips and sugar. If necessary, add more sugar. Allow to cool. Serve with a scoop of whipped cream and a few almond cookies or a handful of almond flakes.

By the way, this is a common dessert for the home. But a spoonful of whipped cream, some almond cookies or a handful of almond flakes give it a festive character at once. Rosehips are rich in vitamin C, and the soup is a beautiful red color. A treat for people who live in a cold country where oranges don’t grow.

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