Summer Buttermilk Soup

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 20

Appears in
Copenhagen Cult Recipes

By Christine Rudolph and Susie Theodorou

Published 2019

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This is a buttermilk and yoghurt summer dessert served throughout Denmark. The buttermilk and yoghurt sauce is served with ginger biscuits and strawberries. Here, Chef Ben Coughlan from Øl & Brød in Copenhagen shares his recipe.



  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 520 g (


For the koldskål, whisk the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy, then gradually start to add the yoghurt followed by the buttermilk, lemon zest and juice and vanilla seeds. Taste and adjust the level of lemon juice and sugar, if necessary. Chill well before serving.

To assemble, randomly arrange the strawberries and biscuits in 6 bowls and add a few wood sorrel leaves to each