Chilled Strawberry Bisque

Chilled Strawberry Bisque is a beautiful, fresh-tasting sweet soup that is perfect for brunch or dessert. I serve this most often on Mother’s Day.

Chilled Strawberry Bisque

Three years ago I developed a quirky little recipe called chocolate soup. It’s a chocoholic’s velvety dream come true and one of my favorite recipes to make on this blog. It’s been published in a few magazines and in the Foodista Cookbook. Who knew a dessert SOUP would be so well received? It remains one of my most popular posts to date! I recently found a completely different kind of dessert soup recipe, and I love it just as much as chocolate soup. It’s cold, creamy, and chock-full of fresh strawberry flavor. Its lightness is perfect for springy weather and just the thing for Mother’s Day this year.

Chilled Strawberry Bisque

An Optional Garnish

Just for fun, I made some dessert “caviar” with grenadine and Grand Marnier. It makes a pretty topping and compliments the slight amount of orange liqueur in the bisque. I’d also just made a vanilla pound cake so I cut two slices into cubes for “croutons”.  I think they look pretty adorable as an accompaniment.

Chilled Strawberry Bisque

Naturally Beautiful

The bisque is really simple to make, and I love its naturally pink color.  You can serve it as an appetizer, but it’s certainly sweet enough to be considered dessert. It’s absolutely fresh and delightful and I hope you’ll try it!

The inspiration for this sweet soup comes from The Wild Plum Tea Room in Gatlinburg, TN. It’s a favorite spot for both moms in my life. So I recreated the cold strawberry soup from their menu.

Although it is our Mother’s Day mainstay, this chilled strawberry bisque needs no special occasion to make it. Serve this soup in spring when strawberries are plentiful and are at peak flavor. Or serve it as a side for cold sandwiches on a hot summer day.

Chilled Strawberry Bisque

Heather Baird
This recipe is inspired by the chilled strawberry soup from The Wild Plum Tea Room in Gatlinburg, TN. My mother and mother-in-law both love the tea room, so I recreated it for our Mother's Day brunch gatherings. It's a wonderful lightly sweet soup with beautiful pink color and strawberry flavor.
Yields about 7 cups of soup, enough for fourteen 1/2 cup servings.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
1 hour chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs. fresh strawberries or unsweetened frozen strawberries thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup half and half or light cream
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 2 cups whipped cream for garnish
  • Mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Roughly cut fresh strawberries and place in the bowl of a food processor. Process until strawberries are pureed, about 5 minutes. Add sugar and process again until thoroughly mixed. Place a sieve over a large bowl and pour mixture through to remove seeds.
  • Add the yogurt, half and half and Grand Marnier to the mixture. Whisk together until completely blended. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill, at least 1 hour. Pour 1/2 cup servings into small bowls or teacups and top with whipped cream and mint sprigs.

Notes

Source: SprinkleBakes original recipe, but inspired by a soup from the Wild Plum
Keyword chilled strawberry bisque, fresh strawberries, half and half, strawberry bisque, strawberry soup, vanilla yogurt
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Very detailed tutorial (with video) for dessert caviar can be found here.  For this recipe, I used 1/4 cup grenadine and 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier for the 3 oz. of liquid called for in the recipe.

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Unknown
11 years ago

This is so cute. It reminds me of the "chocolate soup" drink we have here in Australia by a little cafe I know. They serve it with ice cream and tiny marshmallows and I always wanted to know how they made it. I definitely trying this when I have moment to my self

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
11 years ago

Exquisite! This sweet bisque is very tempting.

Cheers,

Rosa

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
11 years ago

Gorgeous and so creative! I'm especially loving that dessert caviar. 🙂 YUM!

Cookbook Queen
Cookbook Queen
11 years ago

How on earth did I miss your chocolate soup recipe? This is beyond perfect. So light and pretty and the caviar is the most creative garnish!!

Heather
Heather
11 years ago

I'm so intrigued by the dessert caviar! It looks beautiful, but I'm afraid I wouldn't like the texture.

lovelife
lovelife
11 years ago

Sounds great!
And the caviar is a genius idea…want try this some day!

Catrin

Tracy {pale yellow}
Tracy {pale yellow}
11 years ago

Gorgeous! Strawberry soup with "caviar" looks lovely and perfect for a fancy dinner party.

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
11 years ago

This looks so grand and festive!

Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier
Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier
11 years ago

You're amazing! This looks delicious.

Colette (Coco)
Colette (Coco)
11 years ago

Heather, you're a hoot!
I love the presentation, the red caviar, all of it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Kim – Wow, what fun! Where did you get your little plates and domes?

marla
marla
11 years ago

So pretty Heather & that dessert caviar is awesome!

Tieghan
Tieghan
11 years ago

I LOVE this

Laurel y Menta
Laurel y Menta
11 years ago

This looks delicious, the presentation is very pretty!!

kiss

Tesei
Tesei
11 years ago

Lovely recipe and perfecto for Spring! I loved your post on Dessert Caviar too, thank you soooooo much!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I am always impressed by your blog. Now more than ever,,, supper yum!

strawberry-colored
strawberry-colored
11 years ago

sooo cute,
I really like your blog! 🙂

http://bakemania192.blogspot.de

Lynna
Lynna
11 years ago

I love this! It`s too adorable and I`m loving the pink color. 😀

Unknown
Unknown
11 years ago

This looks so refreshing, and I am in love with that pretty baby pink. It's such a pretty color 🙂

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
11 years ago

This looks and sounds so delicious and your photos are just beautiful!

Lora
Lora
11 years ago

What a beautiful summer recipe. Love the grenadine caviar.

Leslie
Leslie
11 years ago

This looks so delightful and just screams SPRING!!!

Amy
Amy
11 years ago

You're right, this IS perfect for Mother's Day! We usually treat my mom to a fancy brunch at the local country club, but it has been fairly crowded the past few years. Your dessert soup looks even more sophisticated than their dishes, and Mom loves anything with strawberries. Perfect!

Unknown
Unknown
11 years ago

I MUST MUST MUST make that dessert caviar!!!!! omgoodness

Jamie
Jamie
11 years ago

WOW – absolutely visually stunning. Anyone who creates this and serves it would definitely get the attention of whomever they were entertaining. Goodness. I know what I'm making for Mother's Day ! Thanks

Kariman Al Essawy
Kariman Al Essawy
10 years ago

That dessert soup looks fabulous! I love the sweet caviar as well it's a beautiful addition to the dish 🙂

Tammy
Tammy
9 years ago

If you did not want to use the liquor, is there any other substitution that can be used?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
9 years ago

Yes! Omit the 1/4 cup liquor and replace with 1/4 cup low fat milk.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Thinking I might try a peach version of this beauty…too bad peach season is so many moons away. Blast!

Cindy
Cindy
5 years ago

I noticed that you had recommended 1/4 cup low fat milk as a substitution for the liquor. Could you also use orange juice as a substitution as well?

Cindy
Cindy
5 years ago

I noticed that you had suggested 1/4 cup low fat milk as a substitution for the liquor, could you also use orange juice?

Cindy
Cindy
5 years ago

Could you also use orange juice as a substitution for the liquor?