Romance Cooks

Chilled Strawberry Soup – Liana Brooks

Chilled Strawberry Soup

Chilled Strawberry Soup is a special dish I usually serve for Valentine’s Day Dinner but it’s an equally delicious treat at a summertime brunch or any time you want to try something a little bit different.

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1 cup dry white wine or sparkling cider (if you need to make it kid safe)

1/3 cup sugar

2 cups strawberries cut and pureed in a blender

1 cup orange juice

1/8 tsp. ground cardamom

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

fresh mint sprigs

– Place the wine and the sugar in a saucepan.

ring to a simmer and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove

from the heat. This is not enough heat to cook off the alcohol.

– Add the pureed strawberries, orange juice, and cardamom to the wine mixture

– Chill completely.

– Before serving beat the whipping cream and swirl with the chilled soup. Garnish with mint sprig and serve.

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