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Soup for Dessert – Rose Hip Soup (Nypon Soppa)

Rose hip soup (nypon soppa or nyponsoppa in Swedish) is a Swedish soup made of rose hips, the fruit of the rose plant. The soup is citrusy and ever-so-slightly floral like hibiscus or jasmine tea. It’s stick-to-the-back-of-your spoon thick and served with an island of yogurt or vanilla ice cream and slivered almonds for texture.


Swedish people serve rose hip soup not only as a dessert but also on the breakfast table. A staple in Sweden, nypon soppa is likely something completely new to your palate (as it was mine).

I encourage you to give it a try if you love tea because it’s so easy to make.

What Do Rose Hips Taste Like?

Image source: Wikipedia

Rose hips, the fruits produced by a rose plant, are the main ingredient in rose hip soup (nypon soppa or nyponsoppa) rather than rose flowers. I’m not a big fan of rose-scented desserts; I object to them on the same grounds that others object to lavender desserts since they remind me of perfume.

While rose hips come from the same plant as roses, they taste nothing like the flower. I’ve never tried a fresh rose hip so I can’t comment on them; once they are dried, they taste as described above – like citrusy, herbal floral tea.

Rose Hip Soup Recipe

You can prepare rose hip soup a number of different ways:

  • You can use a nypon soppa mix.
  • If you have access to them, you can make rose hip soup from fresh rose hips as detailed on Milk and Pumpkin.
  • You can use rose hip powder (which you can buy online or at health food stores) as detailed on Our Life in Meals.
  • You can use whole, dried rose hips (which you can buy online and maybe at health food stores).
  • You can use the method I detail below which uses rose hip tea that’s cheap and available at Whole Foods. I created this recipe by adapting the one from Our Life in Meals.

Other Dessert Soup Ideas

Are you new to dessert soups? I posted about dessert soups on the Cupcake Project Facebook page and the community there was quick to share some of their favorites. Head over to get some ideas or to share some of your own.

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Rose Hip Soup (Nypon Soppa)

Rose hip soup is a staple in Sweden where it is not only served as a dessert, but can also be found on the breakfast table.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian
Keyword rose hip soup, rose hip soup recipe, soup for dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 86kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 9 rose hip tea bags or three tablespoons of loose rose hip tea
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons potato starch or corn starch
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream to taste
  • Slivered almonds to taste

Instructions

  • Place tea bags or loose tea in a medium-sized sauce pan on medium-low heat with water and cinnamon stick.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and remove cinnamon stick and tea bags, pressing out any excess water (or straining out loose tea).
  • Return to heat and mix in starch, sugar, and vanilla seeds until the soup is smooth and thick.
  • Serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream and slivered almonds.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Rose Hip Soup (Nypon Soppa)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86
% Daily Value*
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 comments on “Soup for Dessert – Rose Hip Soup (Nypon Soppa)”

  1. When I was a little girl there were rose bushes along a fence next to my bus stop. My friends and I used to pick the rose hips and eat them while waiting for the bus and I loved them. I don’t remember how a couple of city girls like us (from Seattle) discovered that they were edible, but we couldn’t get enough. They are a bit like eating a teeny-tiny tart apple.

  2. It basicaly looks like a frozen tea with chocolate filled. Looks really nice. Gotta try this out. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

  3. Anonymoussays:

    Hi! I just recently found your wonderful website and I am now exploring it finding so much fun and delicious stuff, one even more yummier than the next. And when I read the word “nypon soppa” and later on Sweden was mentioned I got curious – how come? Are you swedish? I am! ;o)
    /Jessica

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