Strawberries and Cream, those are this month’s Improv Cooking Challenge ingredients assigned by our hostess Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. I went back and forth thinking about all the wonderful and delicious things I could make with the assigned ingredients but after enjoying delicious cold fruit soups every lunchtime during our recent 2 week transatlantic cruise I decided that I needed to make my own cold soup. I did a bit of searching on the internet and the recipe that kept coming up as a standout winning recipe was the Strawberry Soup from the 1900 Park Fare restaurant in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
I scaled back on the amounts in the recipe as I was going to be the only one eating the soup as it’s not Maisie “safe” and Eammon doesn’t care for cold or fruit soups, but had I put this in a glass and told him it was a smoothie he would have gobbled it down and loved it! I was happy to have it all to myself as the soup was absolutely delicious and when you read the recipe, beyond simple to make. I wish that Maisie could enjoy this soup as it would be so special to serve for a Princess lunch. With strawberries in season, this is a perfect soup to make and enjoy.
My previous Improv Cooking Challenge entries:
April 2012 Peanut butter & Jelly: Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars
March 2012 Potato & Cheese: Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole
February 2012 Ginger & Carrots: Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
January 2012 Lemon & Sour Cream: Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart
December 2011 Eggnog & Cranberries: Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter
November 2011 Pumpkin & Cream Cheese: Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake
October 2011 Caramel & Apples: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies
- 1 lb.strawberries (frozen variety with no added sugar, thaw with juice)
- 6.4 oz. heavy cream
- 0.8 oz.sour cream
- 1.2 oz. vanilla yogurt
- fresh strawberries for garnish
- sour cream for garnish
- fresh mint for garnish
Using a blender mix together the strawberries, heavy cream, sour cream & yogurt until smooth.
Shake well before serving. Add a dollop of sour cream, fresh strawberries and mint leaves as garnish.
Makes 3 servings.