Valentine’s Day may seem to be a difficult holiday when you are trying to avoid sugar-filled desserts and eat real, clean foods. Let’s face it there are so many desserts out there that are just calling your name filled with tons of processed sugar. Luckily, there is a sweet treat you can enjoy using real food and no refined sugars. That dessert is Strawberry Soup.
Fruit, with its natural sugar, is a great way to satisfy a sweet craving without the need for refined sugar. We see strawberries is all types of desserts, especially around Valentine’s Day. The dessert I have for you today features strawberries and two other ingredients. That’s it! Simple, clean, and best of all sinfully delicious without the guilt.
On a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida, I discovered Strawberry Soup at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian Resort. This was the first time I was introduced to a cold fruit soup. It was served on their dinner buffet and was absolutely delicious. I went back a few times to enjoy it. If you’ve never had Strawberry Soup, it’s a creamy, chilled soup that reminds you of strawberry ice cream on a hot summer day. It is an ideal dish to serve for dessert or as an appetizer. The Disney Food Blog featured a recipe for Disney’s 1900 Park Fare Strawberry Soup. That inspired my recipe. I omitted the sour cream and added more plain yogurt. I prefer to use yogurt because it has less fat, naturally, as compared to sour cream and is full of healthy probiotics. Plain yogurt is a good choice because, generally, the strawberries are sweet enough on their own. If the soup isn’t sweet enough you can add a little sweetener while you’re blending the ingredients together. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener and tastes great in this soup.
You’re going to enjoy this naturally sweet treat. Dress it up with a strawberry garnish or a dollop of whipped cream. Either way, you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and create a healthy dessert without loads of sugar. Enjoy!
- 2 pounds strawberries, fresh or thawed from frozen with juices
- 16 ounces heavy cream
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- Maple syrup, optional
- Fresh strawberries for garnish
- Whipped cream for garnish, optional
- In a blender, puree strawberries, heavy cream, and yogurt. Puree until smooth.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Shake before serving.
- Garnish with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, if desired.