Chilled Spiced Strawberry Soup
Guests at my garden theme party loved the flavor of this beautiful fruit soup, calling it elegant, surprising and a real treat! Strawberry yogurt, pureed berries and a spicy syrup are blended to produce a fancy first course.
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 cup water, divided
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- 2 cups (16 ounces) strawberry yogurt
- 2 drops red food coloring, optional
- Additional strawberry halves, optional
- In a small saucepan, combine the apple juice, 3/4 cup water, sugar,
- cinnamon and cloves; bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from
- the heat; cool.
- Place strawberries and remaining water in a blender; cover and
- process until smooth.
- Pour into a large bowl. Add apple juice mixture, yogurt and food
- coloring if desired. Chill. Garnish with additional strawberries if
- desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calcualted without additional berries) equals 195 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.