If you like strawberries, you will LOVE this soup. It is sweet, cool, creamy, pink, and divine! It's a wonderful special treat for our family. The blend of flavors is perfect.
Smooth Strawberry Soup
1 quart strawberries, halved
2 cups apple juice (natural, unsweetened)
1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
3 tablespoons orange juice
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place half of the mixture in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with the remaining strawberry mixture. (At this point you can strain the mixture to remove the strawberry seeds, but it's not necessary.) Stir in cream and orange juice. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.