Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chilled Strawberry Cream Soup

Any basic fruit, vegetable, or meat item, say the chefs, can be turned into a refreshing chilled soup. While I don't think I could get excited about chilled filet mignon soup, I did find this strawberry soup to be a nice addition to our Christmas party. The color is . . . well, Christmassy!

You'll need:
4 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup white grape juice
1 cup plain yogurt
1 1/4 cups fresh cream
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup Frangelico (you'll have to get that at a liquor store)
nutmeg to taste

12 large strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup creme fraiche (try at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's)

In a blender, puree the strawberries with the grape juice. Set aside 1/2 cup of the puree for garnish. Add remainder of the soup ingredients and puree. Adjust seasoning and chill well.

Serve the soup in a chilled bowl. The soup is THICK, so you can drop dollops of the creme fraiche and sliced strawberries into it. Serve cold. :-) Serves 6 to 8.




Mocha with Linda said...

That sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Sounds and looks delish. And today I hear even Florida has plenty of frozen strawberries!

Looks like you'd have to make a lot to use all that Frangelico.

Thanks, Angie. Blessed Advent,
Mary Kay

Anonymous said...

Angie, sounds delightful! I love strawberries :)

Terri L. Gillespie said...


Anonymous said...

My daughter, the strawberry freak, was quick to jot down the recipe! Thx for sharing. Clyde