In addition to Grand Marnier, try substituting other cordials or liqueurs, such as Chambord, a raspberry-flavored liqueur, or amaretto, an almond-flavored liqueur.
Cold Strawberry Soup
Prep time: 10 minutes plus 6–24 hours chilling time. Makes 8 servings.
1 qt strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 oz Grand Marnier or strawberry liqueur
3 cups heavy cream
3 cups apple juice or cider
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Strawberry slices for garnish
In a large nonreactive bowl, combine the quartered strawberries, sugar, and liqueur, and refrigerate for at least 2 and up to 24 hours.
Place mixture into the Vitamix container and secure lid. Select Low speed. Turn machine on and then switch to High speed. Blend for 25 seconds or until smooth.
Transfer purée to a bowl and stir in the heavy cream, apple juice, honey, and lemon juice. Chill the soup at least 4 and up to 24 hours. Serve the soup in chilled cups garnished with a slice of strawberry.
Recipe provided by the Culinary Institute of America.
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