If heavenly strawberries and cream are your thing, then you are in some kind of luck! This Summer Sweet Strawberry Bisque captures everything that’s good about that classic combination and serves it up in a chilled bowl of fabulous goodness that you might just want drink with a straw and ask for forgiveness about your table manners later.
The first time I had strawberry soup, I was on vacation with friends. As we perused our menus one night before dinner, my friend leaned over, “You’ve got to get the strawberry bisque. It’s like eating melted ice cream.”
I shot her a raised eyebrow. Vacation food is a serious business. Sometimes entire vacations are planned around what we’re going to eat. One can’t just go about rashly making promises about spooning up melted ice cream. This had better deliver.
When the waiter placed my little bowl in front of me with a strawberry fanned out oh-so prettily in the bottom and began pouring a light and delicate pink soup over it, I almost clapped. Y’all. Seriously. It’s the little things. And boy howdy, did this soup ever deliver. So much so, that I couldn’t wait to get home and make one of my own.
What You’ll Need For This Strawberry Bisque:
- Greek yogurt
- sparkling grape juice
- sugar or sweetener
Let’s Get Started:
Here’s the skinny. As many of you already know, soups aren’t just for winter. Chilled soups are actually a light and refreshing way to stay cool when the temps go up. And the fun thing about chilled summer soups is that a lot of them are fruit-based and lightly sweet. That’s right! Happy dance!
The other great thing about summer soups is that a lot of them require zero cooking. Let me say that again. No cooking. None. Zilch. Nada. So while winter soups make you feel all cozy as they simmer on the stove top all day, summer soups do their part by keeping you out of the kitchen when it’s hot! Who knew soups had so much going on?
Strawberry bisque is a gorgeously light and delicious recipe that is made all in a large blender or food processor. By starting with sweet summer strawberries blended to perfection and adding milk, cream, Greek yogurt and a little ginger, you’ve got the makings of a perfect summer soup!
But hold on. We’re not finished yet. We’ve got to make this thing special. It’s got to be something to write home about. It’s inspired by vacation food, after all. So for our coup de gras, pop your pink soup in the fridge for at least one hour. When it’s thoroughly chilled, pull it out and mix in some sparkling white grape juice. This adds a little carbonated pop to what is already a delectable summer escape on a spoon.
Top it off with a little chopped and bruised mint to round out this cool and refreshing experience. A few extra sliced strawberries in the bowl are a plus too!
Want to go extra, extra special? (We are completely extra around here and we are not ashamed of it.) This soup is just too much when served in a teacup with a spoon or a small stemmed dessert cup. Hello ladies’ lunches, showers, or just a regular Tuesday afternoon. Everyday deserves to be vacation good.
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A few things you might need to make and serve this summer soup!
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- 3 1/2- 4 C sliced strawberries
- 1 C whole milk
- 1 C cream
- 10.6 oz. plain Greek yogurt
- 1 C sparkling white grape juice
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- Extra strawberries and mint as garnish.
- In a blender or food processor, puree sliced strawberries until completely smooth.
- Add milk, cream, and yogurt, blending after each until smooth.
- Add ginger. Blend once more.
- Chill for at least one hour.
- Remove from refrigerator, slowly add sparkling white grape juice. And mix thoroughly.
- Pour into soup tureen or into a pretty pitcher to serve.
- Serve with sliced strawberries and chopped mint.
- The mint adds to the cool, refreshing experience of this soup. Even though it is added before serving and acts like as garnish, it is an important ingredient!