Strawberry Soup (Sopa de Fresa)

by Erica Dinho on July 7, 2009

Strawberry SoupOne of the things I love most about spring and summer is the fresh fruits and vegetables available. Strawberries are definitely one of my favorite fruits. When I was growing up in Colombia, I loved to go out of the city with my family on weekends, stopping at fruit stands on the side of the country roads where we would find some of the most beautiful fresh fruit. The fruit stands served “fresas con cream” or strawberries with fresh heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. They are absolutely delicious!

This strawberry soup was inspired by that fantastic and simple Colombian dessert. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

(4-6 Servings)

  • 2 ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar or to taste
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender, except the sliced strawberries, heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  3. In a small bowl mix the heavy cream and condensed milk. Set aside.
  4. Spoon the soup into serving bowls, add some of the sliced strawberries and garnish with 3 tablespoons of the cream mixture of more if you like.
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1 rebecca subbiah July 7, 2009 at 9:14 PM

wow this looks amazing you must miss home so much

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2 sunita July 8, 2009 at 12:28 AM

Erica, I love the bounty of summer too. Your soup looks so refreshing :-)

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3 Sophie July 8, 2009 at 4:54 AM

MMMMM,…Erica! I so digg this!! Yummie: all of the flavours I love!

Excellent indeed!

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4 Juju July 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM

Oh my! I’m printing this one!

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5 Vinolia July 8, 2009 at 2:10 PM

love the touch of cinnamon , yummy rich smoothie, ideal for the season!

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6 Gera @ SweetsFoods July 8, 2009 at 3:23 PM

You know that I’m big fan of strawberries don’t you?

This is heavenly for me and love the touch of cinnamon :)

Cheers!

Gera

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7 Kim July 8, 2009 at 6:36 PM

I love the sound of this. Sweetened condensed milk and cream?? Yum!! We once had a passionfruit and mango cold soup and my husband loved it. I have some strawberries in the fridge. I’ll have to see if I have some sweetened condensed milk. I’d love to try this. It looks great : )

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8 Liz July 8, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Wow! This must be more tan delicious. The mix of ingredients sounds perfect!

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9 Cynthia July 8, 2009 at 7:36 PM

The colour is so inviting!

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10 Soma July 8, 2009 at 8:03 PM

I am enjoying this abundance of summer.. living on fruits and berries almost! This looks awesome, esp the hint of cinnamon.

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11 Erica July 9, 2009 at 8:05 AM

Thank you all for the comments!

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12 Ben July 9, 2009 at 8:32 AM

Oh that looks incredibly delicious! When I read soup I was thinking about something similar to gazpacho, but I see this is a dessert, which makes it even better :-p

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13 kristy July 12, 2009 at 8:27 AM

Wow, this looks really delicious!

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14 Anonymous August 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM

kool and good

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15 Melanie September 8, 2011 at 9:14 AM

This strawberry soup sounds delicious. I will make it soon.

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