Recipe for Fruit Soup from Holland America

By Erica Kritt, Social Media Coordinator, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Fruit SoupWhen I think of summer on a cruise, I immediately think of fruit soup. On nearly every cruise I’ve taken there has been a selection of creamy, sweet fruit soups. I remember that on my first cruise they were served at the buffet and my mother and I quickly became obsessed.

If you aren’t familiar with these fruit soups served on several cruises, they’re like milkshakes you eat with a spoon. These creamy concoctions can be made with virtually any fruit. I’ve had them with cherry and peach and pineapple. For this recipe I chose to use bananas and I found a super simple recipe courtesy of Holland America, and I found that not only is this dish quick and easy, it’s something you can easily put your own twist on by trying different ingredient combinations.

This is a dish that can be served as a soup, but you could also make this into a very fun milkshake or summer dessert.


  • 3 bananas
  • 10 oz. of vanilla ice cream
  • 10 oz. of milk
  • 1 tbsp. clover honey
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 splash Galliano liqueur
  • 1 splash medium or dry white wine


  • Cut the bananas into chunks.
  • Puree the bananas until they are liquid like.
  • In an electric mixer, mix the ice cream on low until it is soft, then add in the milk.
  • Whisk in the banana puree, then add the honey, nutmeg, Galliano, wine and stir.
  • Serve in a chilled glass or bowl.

I was able to whip this up in less than five minutes, so it would be great for parties. Next time I think I’d like to try some combinations like banana and pineapple or coconut. Perhaps I might be daring and try peach with avocado. What kind of combination would you choose?

Erica Kritt
Social Media Coordinator
The Cruise Web, Inc.
240.487.0155 ext.360


1 Gloria { 02.19.14 at 7:57 pm }


2 Delwyn { 12.19.17 at 9:30 pm }

Just been on the ms Maasdam Pacific cruise for three amazing weeks, we had a chilled apricot soup, was so delicious ,would love the recipe please. All meals great.

3 Rosalind { 12.21.17 at 12:55 pm }

Delwyn, it was nice to connect live. The Chilled apricot soup sounds delicious. Was is served prior to your main course or after like dessert? We actually have Holland America’s cookbook with a forward by Charlie Trotter…unfortunately, the recipe was not included.

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