Cherry Soup with Limoncello Recipe

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Cassandra Published: February 27, 2021 Modified: June 22, 2021
Cherry Soup with Limoncello Recipe

How To Make Cherry Soup with Limoncello

This cherry soup is made with sweet, fresh cherries macerated and coated with sugar and limoncello, an Italian lemon-flavored liqueur, for a luscious side!

Preparation: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 2lbfresh sweet cherries
  • ½cupsugar
  • 2tbsplimoncello,(Italian lemon flavored liqueur), or more to taste
  • 2cupswater
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • ½cupmascarpone,or crème fraîche
  • lemon zest,long thin shavings, for garnish


  1. Set aside 1 cup of cherries with a little of their juice.

  2. Add the water and cinnamon stick to the remaining cherries, then heat to boiling over medium heat while stirring. Remove from the heat and let stand for 30 minutes.

  3. Drain the cherries, reserving the liquid. Discard the cinnamon stick.

  4. Puree the cherries through a food mill into a bowl or puree in a food processor and press through a fine sieve into a bowl.

  5. Stir in the cooking liquid and season to taste with additional limoncello, if needed.

  6. Cover and refrigerate until cold.

  7. Ladle the soup into shallow bowls. Cut the reserved cherries in half and place them in a bowl. Add the mascarpone, stir to mix, and add a dollop to each bowl.

  8. Sprinkle with lemon-zest shavings, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 374.57kcal
  • Fat: 10.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.59g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.69g
  • Fiber: 3.75g
  • Sugar: 64.49g
  • Protein: 3.11g
  • Cholesterol: 31.35mg
  • Sodium: 116.58mg
  • Calcium: 58.75mg
  • Potassium: 380.90mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 122.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.42mg
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