I LOVE LOVE LOVE this soup. Years ago, I went to a fancy restaurant in town that served COLD soup. Being a picky eater, I nearly didn’t try it, but I’m GLAD I did. It was plum soup. So delicious! I’ve tried to figure out that recipe for years, so I was glad when I found a peach soup recipe. I tried it, then I tweaked it to the way I liked it and now I am the happiest girl ever when peach season rolls around….. and slightly depressed the rest of the year, because I am such a lover of fresh peaches! I can’t get enough of them! So enough about my relationship with peaches….it’s seasonal. ;o) Here is the recipe I came up with.
Here’s the ingredients: fresh peaches, sliced or quarted; orange juice, peach nectar, plain yogurt, sour cream, sugar, and almond extract.
Put your 3 C of peaches in a bowl or a blender. (I like to use my immersion blender, so I use a bowl.)
Dump in the rest of your ingredients: 1/2 C Sour Cream, 1/2 C plain yogurt, 1/2 C orange juice, 1/2 C peach nectar, 1/4 C sugar and 1 t Almond Extract.
And then blend until smooth. Adjust the sugar to taste. If you have really sweet peaches, you won’t need more. If they’re not as sweet, I’m sorry. ;o) You can add a little more sugar, though, if you’d like.
Then you can chill it in the fridge until serving time. If you are serving it to royalty or for the prom or to impress others (and you will!), then I’ll show you how to make a cute raspberry flower in it.
Pour that deliciousness into a pretty bowl. This is corel…. the final picture I’ll post is a pretty pewter bowl.
Put some fresh or frozen, but defrosted raspberries into a bowl and mash them up.
Then put them in a strainer and strain the seeds out, leaving just the delicious raspberry pulp.
After you’ve strained the seeds, put a little sugar in to taste.
Okay, I’m using a spoon for this example, but I recommend using the squirt bottle (I’ll post it here in a bit) to do this because it is easier and looks better. But you are going to take your spoon and drizzle a circle in your soup.
See, it’s kind of a thick circle. The squirt bottle makes it thinner and nicer looking. After you get your circle done, then take a toothpick and starting from the outside edge of your circle, drag it to the center, creating a “petal.”
When you’re all done, it will look much better than this because the circle is so thick. Then after you have made your petals, you put a dot in the center and it looks like a cute flower.
Here’s a picture of the squirt bottle (and my son’s hand). We aren’t too professional around here. We just want things done! ;o)
And here’s a picture of one done up right purty for Homecoming last year. This was done with the squirt bottle. Much more control. And yes, that’s a sword….we were on a pirate ship, for Heaven’s sake. You can read about it and see pictures in the link above.
So there you have the purty peach soup. One of our all time fave’s around here!!
Here’s the easy-to-read version:
3 C peeled, quartered or sliced peaches
1/2 C Sour Cream
1/2 C plain yogurt
1/2 C Orange Juice
1/2 C peach nectar (I find these in the hispanic food section)
1/4 C sugar
1 t Almond Extract
Blend all ingredients together. Can add pretty raspberry flower, if desired.
I always double this or triple. This batch is not enough for us. =) Let me know if you tried it and how you like it!