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serve rose hip soup hot or cold

Rose Hip Soup Recipe (the Swedes call it Nyponsoppa)

Americans don’t eat a lot of dessert soups, but a smooth fruit soup makes an elegant ending to a special meal. In Sweden, nyponsoppa is a traditional dessert. Here, we call it rose hip soup. Many rose hip soup recipes call for spices like star anise, cinnamon, and nutmeg, but my recipe highlights the sweet/tart flavor of rose hips and calls for no additional spices or flavors. Read more

Rose hip syrup is both beautiful and full of vitamen C.

How to Make Your Own Rose Hip Syrup

Rose hip syrup is made from rose hips, which are the fruits of roses. (I know, I know, most people don’t think of roses as having fruits, but they do!) The syrup is lovely to look at, and full of vitamin C. Rose hips are a firm fruit, so it takes a little coaxing to get the juices out. The process is similar to that for soft fruits, but since the fruit isn’t super-juicy, there are a few extra steps. Read more