Savoring the Season: Chilled Strawberry Soup

We often associate soup with cold weather comfort.  Soup provides warm weather comfort too.  A chilled berry soup is often refreshing and light with a hint of sweetness that can be very satisyfying during the warm months without being heavy and hot.

Strawberries are at their peak in Florida and there is no resisting using fresh ripe strawberries to create a light summer soup.

This chilled strawberry soup is a snap to prepare by combining the strawberries, yogurt, orange juice and vanilla extract in your blender.  With a dollop of whipped toping and mint sprigs, you can call this soup simple and elegant.

Chilled Strawberry Soup
Serves 4
Recipe from Food Network



Ingredients:
2 cups hulled and sliced fresh strawberries or (thawed) frozen strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped topping, as needed
Fresh mint sprigs, optional
Directions:
In a blender, combine all the ingredients but the whipped topping and mint and process until smooth.  Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a dollop of whipped topping.  Garnish with mint, if desired.
Enjoy!

24 thoughts on “Savoring the Season: Chilled Strawberry Soup

  1. I'm biting at the bit waiting for Strawberry season, Velva. I must go to the grocery store to see if we have any Florida strawberries because that chilled soup sounds like just what the doctor ordered:) I haven't been feeling well all day but I'm sure that soup would lift me up! I'll be pinning:) Thanks for sharing, Velva…

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  2. Now I feel like grabbing a basket and making this asap! Strawberries have started to appear in the streets of Beirut sold by cart vendors piled up high in pyramid shapes. Such a delicious soup.

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  3. Now I feel like grabbing a basket and making this asap! Strawberries have started to appear in the streets of Beirut sold by cart vendors piled up high in pyramid shapes. Such a delicious soup.

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  4. We're having warm weather here and as summer approaches, I always love chilled soups. This one hits the mark for summer and I've got to try this one! Great post, Velva!

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  5. I was at a wedding shower a few years ago (everything was pink) and a chilled strawberry soup was passed at the same time as other appetizers…served in a small glass. Unusual and I asked where they found the recipe. It came from our local Junior League cookbook. I posted it and have served it many times. How heavenly it must be with strawberries from your very own garden, Velva!

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