Friday, June 4, 2010

Foodie Friday: Strawberry Soup

I haven't had many cold soups.  I have always wanted to experiment with them.  On a whim last night I had a pound of strawberries in the fridge that no one was eating and I decided to make strawberry soup.  It was a huge hit.  The teens are begging for more.  Imagine teenage boys eating strawberry soup?  It is sweet, cool, refreshing, and just perfect for your table in June, the peak of strawberry season.
I started with a recipe from , but I adapted it to what I had on hand and it really isn't much like that recipe.  So here is my version.
* Note-added  kiwis no one was eating either and the flavor it added was perfect.
1 1b. of ripe strawberries
1 TBSP of fresh squeezed lemon jucie
3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1 cup of half and half
1-2 kiwis (optional)
  • Wash and top the strawberries and kiwis, cut into slices.
  • Place in large saucepan with lemon juice, sugar, and water. 
  • Bring to a boil and then place on medium heat and simmer 8 minutes.
  • Take saucepan off stove and let cool.
  • After berries and kiwi have cooled, place one half of soup in blender with 1/2 cup of half and half and puree.
  • Pour last half of soup into blender with last 1/2 cup of half and half and puree whole recipe.  
  • Chill in fridge and serve.
* This was the first time I made this soup.  The kids liked it this sweet, but I might try it   again with 1/2 cup of sugar. 
  Makes 4-6 servings. 
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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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Victoria said...

That looks so delicious and refreshing! Perfect for summer:) I just won 2 giveaways in less than 2 weeks so I feel kind of guilty entering yours...but I will anyway:)

From the Kitchen said...

The strawberry soup is beautiful and sounds delicious. We, being from the south, love cold soups. I need to get out my recipes and have some on hand for when the heat gets to Chicagoland--as I'm sure it will soon.


Tati said...

Looks very delicious and refreshing! I've heard of strawberry soup, but I've never made it. But now I really will have to some time!=) Tati

Melanie said...

Yum yum! I have never had cold soup but this sound really good.

the cape on the corner said...

oh my goodness, if this doesn't scream "refreshing" i don't know what does! thank you so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for "getting" the need to spray paint my pot. good luck with yours, too!

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Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

That sounds like a bowl of pure delight. Will definitely give it a try.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Wow, this not only sounds delicious but looks so pretty too! I love the addition of kiwis!

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Suz said...

Something wonderful for one of those hot days! Love your blog!! Susan :)

parTea lady said...

That soup looks so pretty and is perfect to serve in a lovely teacup. I had a cold melon soup at the last tea party I attended and it was delicious too.