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
Recipe from Food Network
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
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.