Bubbie's Secrets - A Cookbook For Everyone - Cold Dessert Soup
Bubbie’s Secrets - A Cookbook for Everyone
Cold Strawberry Dessert Soup
With strawberry season fast approaching and these little dark red globes just aching to pop into hungry mouths, what better time than to have a flexible recipe that can be used as a cold appetizer soup, a dessert with whipped cream, or mixed with ice cream as a milk shake/sundae, or seltzer water as a soda.
The first iteration of this recipe actually came from the Ukraine, where it was called Berry Kissel, and was served on sponge cake in honor of St. John the Baptist Day. I have modified the recipe to match modern American tastes and reduced the calorie content.
Fruity and refreshing. How can you go wrong? It’s even very low in calories.
American Berry Kissel - Cold Strawberry Soup
2 pounds ripe Strawberries, washed and hulled
1 pound ripe Blackberries, washed
6 ounces ripe Raspberries, washed (optional, will make the soup slightly tarter)
¼ cup sugar
½ cup Equal artificial sweetener
8 Cups water
1 tsp. fresh Lime juice
Use 1 cup of the water and the sugar, bring to boil to make a simple syrup, and let cool.
Using a blender, and working in batches, process all of the berries and the Equal until smooth.
Pour from the blender, through a fine sieve (to catch all of the little seeds) into a large re-sealable bowl. It may be necessary to stir the soup in the sieve to force the liquid through. Pour the remaining water through the sieve to help in this process. Discard the seeds.
Add the cooled simple syrup, and stir in the lime juice.
Adjust the sweetness to taste using additional Equal.
Seal, and chill overnight.
Serving size about 8 ounces (233 g)
Calories from fat: 4
Total Fat: 0.4g - Very low
Sodium: 5mg - Very low
Total Carbohydrates: 13.1g
Dietary Fiber: 3.5g - Very high
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 75% - High