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Chilled Strawberry Soup [Estonia]


Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a chilled Strawberry Soup.

Baltic Strawberry Soup

The Baltics are known for their sandy beaches, world heritage sites, historic remains of Soviet Union, and of course, their cuisine.

The Baltic region: Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia, are located next to the Baltic Sea near Russia, Sweden and Finland. While each of these countries are a part of the Baltic region, each country has its own specific culture and language.

Chilled Strawberry Soup

Today we are traveling to the country of Estonia to enjoy one of their favorite summertime dishes: Chilled Strawberry Soup.

Estonian cuisine gets most of its influence from the bordering countries of Russia, Finland, and even Germany. This strawberry soup is quite common to be served as a first course of a meal. Small wild strawberries are abundant in the countryside, making this soup a local favorite.

Chilled Strawberry Soup from Estonia

While the recipe is simple, it’s crucial to use fresh (and in season) strawberries for this soup. Since there are only three ingredients, it’s important that those three ingredients taste the best that they can be.

If you think your strawberries are still too tart add a bit of heavy whipping cream into the soup (or even a bit of sugar) to turn down the acidity of the strawberries.

I served my soup in small little bowls with sliced strawberries and mint. You can also serve this in martini glasses as a post appetizer.

My Recipe for Chilled Strawberry Soup

Baltic Strawberry Soup
Chilled Strawberry Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This strawberry soup is best served chilled. 

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Estonian
Servings: 4
Author: Lyndsay Burginger
  • 2 lbs strawberries washed and hulled
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 strawberries sliced
  • mint leaves
  1. Puree the strawberries in a food processor until smooth. Press through a sieve to remove seeds and add buttermilk and sour cream to strawberry puree. Add heavy cream if needed and chill one hour before serving. Top with sliced strawberries and mint. 

Chill out with this Chilled Strawberry Soup from Estonia. This soup is popular in the baltic region and makes a great appetizer. Get the recipe at


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  • Jen
    May 29, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I have to make this for my strawberry-loving girls! And love the idea of serving it in a martini glass for a dinner party!

    • Lyndsay Burginger
      May 29, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Yes! It’s so cute!

  • Marie, Mamma's Cooking
    May 30, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    My family would love this! I will definitely have to try it! I’m also very happy to find your site! I love making food from different cultures too!

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