German Beer Soup (Frankfurt Style)

German Beer Soup (Frankfurt Style)

Course: AppetizersCuisine: German, Hessen, WetterauDifficulty: Easy

Beer soup was a traditional German dish that is less common today. This recipe adds a certain Frankfurt flair to the dish by adding Apple Wine, a local specialty of Frankfurt.


  • 100g Sugar

  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

  • 250ml Water

  • 100g Bread Crumbs

  • 750ml Pilsner Beer

  • 250ml Apple Wine (best substituted with a dry white wine, apple wine is made like wine and does not taste anything like cider)

  • 100ml cream


  • Add the sugar and cinnamon to the water and bring to a boil for 10 minutes, after which remove the cinnamon stick
  • Add the bread crumbs with the beer and apple wine, and heat through, but do not bring it back to a boil again.
  • Serve and add a dollop of cream to each serving

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