Total Time
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
What's delicious, nutritious and refreshing on a hot summer day? This chilled strawberry soup! This fruity cold soup is made from strawberries, yogurt and orange juice, and it comes together in virtually no time.

Updated: Jun. 16, 2024

The remedy to a hot day is a nice chilled fruit-based soup, and our strawberry soup recipe hits all the right notes.

Just what is strawberry soup? It’s refreshing, it’s delicious and it’s a great way to use up some of those incredible fresh-picked strawberries that need to be eaten soon. Oh, and this recipe is so simple that any child old enough to push a blender button could make it, or at least help.

Ingredients for Strawberry Soup

  • Vanilla yogurt: Yogurt makes this chilled strawberry soup creamy and cool, like a delicious smoothie. Light notes of vanilla fill every spoonful as well.
  • Orange juice: Orange juice lends its delicious citrus flavor to this soup. Strawberry and orange combined make a scrumptious flavor that screams summer.
  • Fresh strawberries: The strawberries take center stage in this soup, providing much of the delicious flavor.
  • Sugar: Sugar balances the tartness of the orange juice and strawberries.
  • Fresh mint (optional): Mint serves as a summery garnish for every bowl of this chilled soup; it also adds a burst of fresh mint flavor.

Directions

Step 1: Blend the ingredients

In a blender, combine the yogurt, orange juice, strawberries and sugar in batches; secure the lid and puree until smooth.

Step 2: Chill

Transfer the strawberry soup to a large serving bowl or individual bowls, then refrigerate for at least two hours. Before serving, garnish with a dollop of yogurt and a few fresh mint leaves, if desired.

Strawberry Soup Variations

  • Use less sugar: Eliminate some of the sugar to make this less sweet, as yogurt already has sugar. Pour in and blend just a little sugar at a time when making this soup, to suit your taste.
  • Make it vegan: Use a vegan (nondairy) vanilla yogurt to make this refreshing soup vegan-friendly and safe for anyone avoiding lactose.
  • Use a different yogurt flavor: Choose another yogurt flavor to adjust the taste of this cold strawberry soup. Some flavors that pair well with strawberry include peach, cherry, lemon, blueberry, banana, mixed berry or even strawberry yogurt, for even more strawberry goodness.
  • Top with nuts or granola: Add 1/2 teaspoon or so of slivered almonds or some granola to each bowlful for a texture-packed topping.

How to Store Strawberry Soup

Store chilled strawberry soup in the refrigerator in a covered food-storage container or even glass canning jars. The soup keeps for three to five days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze strawberry soup?

Yes, this strawberry soup recipe can be frozen to enjoy another time; place it in individually sized containers or freezer storage bags and stash them in the freezer for up to three months. To enjoy, transfer the frozen soup to the refrigerator the night before you plan to eat it.

Can I make strawberry soup ahead of time?

Yes, feel free to make this a day or two ahead of time. If the ingredients start to separate while the soup sits in the refrigerator, just stir briskly or pop the soup back into the blender for 10 seconds or so.

Strawberry Soup Tips

Could I turn this into frozen fruit bars?

Yes, this strawberry soup recipe could be enjoyed as a frozen treat; simply pour it into freezer-pop molds, add the sticks and freeze for four hours or until they’re solid. Enjoy!

Can I use other fruits?

Yes, this recipe works really well with raspberries, blueberries or peaches. Feel free to combine fruits, or stick with one fruit that you have in abundance when it’s peak fruit season.

Could I drink this like a smoothie?

Yes, chilled strawberry soup is just as wonderful enjoyed in a glass and sipped through a wide straw. If you’d like to make it just a little thinner, add slightly more orange juice or some water when blending this recipe.

Summer Strawberry Soup

Prep Time 15 min
Yield 6 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, halved (8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Optional: Additional vanilla yogurt and fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine yogurt, orange juice, strawberries and sugar in batches; cover and process until blended. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish with additional yogurt and mint leaves if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 192 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

Laden with strawberries, this chilled soup is certain to become a new hot-weather favorite. —Verna Bollin, Powell, Tennessee