Berry Soup

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"A cold Dutch soup that's perfect as a breakfast on the go. It's traditional name is Watergruwel. This can be stored for at least one week in the fridge, and amounts and types of fruits can be varied. It's a very flexible recipe!"


servings 265 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.7g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, soak the barley in the water overnight; do not drain.
  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, simmer the barley for one hour. Then add the sugar, raspberries and raisins and simmer for another 30 minutes. Add the cherries and simmer for another 15 minutes, or until the soup becomes relatively thick. Allow to chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.
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  1. 18 Ratings


I'm rating this a 5 for it's awesome potential, not becuase it was at all what I expected it to be. "Soup" is very misleading. I think I will make this often and use it to serve with plain non...

My kids were lukewarm on this one, until I doubled the barley and added a couple of pureed bananas! Now, the entire family enjoys this for breakfast. Thanks for sharing it!

I´m dutch and this in NOT a soup. It is a breakfast meal or a dessert. I had this a lot as a kid (my mom is great fan)and I´ll give her the recipe. But I really do not understand, why you placed...

No matter what fruit you use it is great and if you use less water its great with jello or ice cream

Pretty good. Adding some fresh fruit gives it a little bit more flavor.

This recipe is great as is. I like to experiment and tried it with bananas- not so good. Although I substituted peaches & mangos for the raspberries, cherries & raisins and it was VERY good. ...


Very different type of recipe, great for a quick breakfast with a piece of toast or a half bagel! I liked it although I was skeptical at first when I read the recipe.

A good soup, but it's very sweet. Use a lot less sugar so that you're not eating so much sugar for your breakfast.