Sunday, April 13, 2008

Strawberry "Soup"

When I was a kid, my dad used to whip this up for me and I loved it! Pretty easy to make and it tastes great on top of ice cream or with warm biscuits and even all by itself.

All you need is strawberries, a little sugar and some milk. You can use half-and-half, or cream or whole milk, the flavor is basically the same and I've had it all ways, and all ways taste just as good as the other way. So it's up to you what kind of milk you want to use.

Take some strawberries, clean them, remove the stems and cut into bite-size pieces. This is about 1 pound of strawberries and you can use as much as you want, depending on how many people you are making this for. Put the cut-up berries into a flat-bottomed bowl because you want to smash it with a potato masher. I don't recommend using a blender or food processor because you want the strawberries to have their texture and not pulverized into liquid.

Here-- I have started to mash the strawberries..

After you have mashed all the strawberries, take some sugar and add a little at a time. I have never measured the sugar and for about a pound of strawberries, I probably used about 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar. Just enough to sweeten it up a little but not too sweet.

Add the milk (or half-and-half or cream) and again, this is something you use your preference for. I don't measure here and add just enough to make it like a thick soup. Maybe 1/2 to 3/4 cup of milk for 1 pound of strawberries.

Stir in the sugar and milk and taste. Add a little more sugar if it needs it, add more milk if you want it thinner. Enjoy!!

I ate it up just like this, and it was sooooo good! There were leftovers, so I decided to freeze it and if I had stayed on top of it and stirred it every couple of hours, it could have made sort of a strawberry ice cream type of dessert. But I froze it all the way through and it ended up more like an italian ice where I had to scrape it. Yummy both ways.


gab said...

Darn we just ate all the strawberries that were in the house. I gotta go shopping ASAP! It will have to be tomorrow. cant wait to try it thanks for sharing.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

That looks very yummy. I hope Oldest is feeling better now.

DJ Kirkby said...

Looks delish, I want to make it when the berries get a bit cheaper later in the year and turn it into ice cream.