While it’s raining outside right now, the heat and humidity has generally been pretty stifling. I like to break up the heat of the day with a nice, chilled soup. Here are two of my favourites…
While it may not be the best for you, this treat is absolutely delicious. This was the first cold soup I ever had, and it was on a cruise in the Caribbean. Mine may not be as good, but it’s pretty close:
Strawberries. A bunch of them. I don’t know, a couple pints should do. Wash them. Cut them in half.
A cup of half and half cream.
A cup of sour cream.
1/3 cup sugar. You can use some honey or other sweetener as well. Although I couldn’t tell you how much of that to use.
2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
I know, I know. That’s basically cream, sugar, and strawberries. I said it tasted good, not that it was the most nutritious thing in the world.
This is super easy. Puree the strawberries. Put that in a bowl with the rest of the stuff and mix well. Then shove it in the fridge until it’s nice and chilled, I usually leave it overnight. Garnish it with strawberries, a bit of mint, or some small banana slices. Serve. Awesome.
Roasted Peach Cold Soup
This treat is especially tasty when peaches are in season and nice and ripe… like right now. Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for… not free, but relatively cheap right now…
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup Peach Nectar
1 cup Plain Yogurt
1/4 cup sugar (again, use honey or some other sweetener if you’d like)
Peel, pit, and halve the peaches. Place them in a roasting pan in the oven at 300F with 1/2 cup water for 1-2 hours (or until soft)
Remove from oven, puree, pour into bowl
Add the rest of the ingredients. Add sugar to taste (you may not need it if your peaches are sweet)
Cool in fridge overnight, garnish with some peach slices, then serve and enjoy!
I hope you get to enjoy some sweet, cool treats while beating the heat this summer! Try them alone, after dinner, or as a snack!