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Strawberry Mint Soup

June 10, 2011

Something to start or end your day and every hour in between is fine with me.  I usually make this for a luscious summer dessert but love it for breakfast as well, or a snack during the day.  At anytime it will satisfy your strawberry cravings.  I usually use the yogurt for a garnish but you can use whipped cream as well or some additional fresh slices of strawberries.

 

Strawberry Mint Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Fresh Strawberries (halved or quartered/depending on size)
  • Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 C. Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 C. Granulated Sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/4-1/2 C. Greek Yogurt, Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche (adjut to taste)
  • 1/2-1 C. Milk or Cream (Half & Half as substitute)
  • 1-2 T. Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice (optional)
  • Softly Whipped Cream or Greek Yogurt (for garnish

 Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. In a bowl pour the corn syrup over the berries and mint leaves and toss
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake until the color intensifies and the syrup is thick; toss a few times (45-60 min.)
  4. Remove from oven and cool slightly
  5. Place in food processor; add 4-6 mint leaves and process until strawberries and mint are pureed
  6. Add sugar, yogurt, milk and lemon or lime and process until combined
  7. Adjust the ingredients to taste; cover and chill until ready to serve
  8. Serve in chilled bowls and garnish with Greek Yogurt or Whipped Cream
  9. Garnish with sliced strawberry and mint leaves (optional)

 

 

(Serves 4-6)

Recipe adapted from “Joy of Baking”

 

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2011 10:53

    This is a good place to start with a chilled soup. Love the combo!

    • July 2, 2011 17:54

      Yes, this is delicious. I think I might try it in a slim glass with a straw sometime soon!

  2. June 10, 2011 19:42

    Very nice. I think I’d use strawberries and some fresh mint as garnish.

    • June 12, 2011 18:35

      Haha/you are so right/forgot to keep some strawberries to slice, but did cut some mint in the garden (left it on the counter). When I make another will try to remember! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments.

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