One show that we (my mother and I) watch---or used to watch---regularly is Dinner Impossible, and it was on that show that I first heard about fruit soup. And in due time, I felt interested enough to try making some myself. I did some research on line, read a slew of recipes, and then set out to make my own up. This is my first attempt. You can find my second attempt (which my mother liked better) here.
Marino’s Marvelous Fruit Soup (#1)
20 oz. melon (cantaloupe, musk, etc.), cut into chunks 1 lb. strawberries, hulled & cut into pieces
15 oz. can sliced peaches in juice 10 oz. blueberries
10-oz. can mandarin orange segments in juice 1 cup orange juice
2 tsp. cinnamon juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. nutmeg water (preferably the spring variety)
Substitute fruit according to taste & availability
Drain juice from peaches and orange segments into a pot; add orange juice, melon, half each of the strawberries and blueberries, a little of the peaches and the cinnamon and nutmeg. Add a little water, if necessary.
Cook over medium/high heat until fruit is tender, then puree thoroughly with a stick blender.
Cut the remaining peaches into irregular chunks, and add it to the soup with the remaining fruit. Cook until the added fruits are tender.
Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in each dish and ladle the chilled soup over it. Or serve plain. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.