This is not your average run-of-the-mill tomato soup, this soup takes time to prepare but well worth the extra time. The soup can be made and refrigerated then pureed and heated the following day, actually it tastes even better as the flavors blend overnight. If you like spice then try this soup, of coarse you can adjust the jalapeno to taste. This is a fantastic starter to serve to your guests at a dinner party, to save time, make the soup well in advance even a day ahead, and just warm before dinner, pass a small cup of whipping cream. The complete recipe may be doubled to serve more than four people.