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Cold Strawberry Bisque

Cold Strawberry Bisque is the perfect sweet treat just in time for summer! And no cooking involved! Fresh berries, lime and honey...what could be better?
This week, we’re featuring the luscious, juicy, beautiful spring-summer fruit…the strawberry! And today’s recipe is Cold Strawberry Bisque! When I think of strawberries, I think of my Uncle John. He doesn’t have red hair, he doesn’t look like a strawberry (thank heavens), and I don’t know if he even likes strawberries that much. But he’s the reason I am IN LOVE with this tasty little berry.

Cold Strawberry Bisque is the perfect sweet treat just in time for summer! And no cooking involved! Fresh berries, lime and honey...what could be better?
John is pretty much the best, most generous, hard-working, talented guy on the planet. I’m pretty sure he could claim that award hands down. He’s a husband, father, professor, chemist, inventor, farmer, consultant…and I’m lucky enough to be his niece. Even though he lives in a different state…that’s right, a different STATE…he often shows up unannounced on our doorstep with boxes of potatoes, apples and onions, fresh off the farm.

When we built our home, we had a whole lot of bare soil all around, and it was overwhelming to try to decide what to plant. Well, of course, in stepsย my amazing uncle, with boxes and boxes of tiny strawberry plants. We went to work and ended up with a lovely green blanketย of strawberry plants. A bonus…the beautiful little white flowers that cover the ground each spring! But the best part of this deal…incredibly sweet, juicy fresh strawberries all over our front yard! I’m telling ya…you haven’t tasted strawberries until you’ve plucked one straight off the stem in your own garden and plopped it right in your mouth. There is literally nothing sweeter, juicier or better than that! Heaven.

Cold Strawberry Bisque is the perfect sweet treat just in time for summer! And no cooking involved! Fresh berries, lime and honey...what could be better?
And so, Uncle John, this week’s for you. We’re featuring strawberries in a couple quirky, fresh recipes. Hopefully it’ll motivate you to stop by your local garden store, grab some strawberry plants, and get to work! I promise…next spring, you’ll be a very happy camper…or should I say farmer…indeed! Thank you, Uncle John. ย You truly are the best.

Cold Strawberry Bisque is the perfect sweet treat just in time for summer! And no cooking involved! Fresh berries, lime and honey...what could be better?

Cold Strawberry Bisque

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp. honey
  • 2-3 tbsp. fresh mint
  • One lime
  • pinch salt
  • milk or extra half-and-half

Instructions

  1. Wash and hull strawberries. Place 4 cups in blender.
  2. Add half-and-half, yogurt and honey to blender.
  3. Wash mint and pull leaves off stem. Add leaves to blender, along with salt.
  4. Blend until combined and fairly smooth.
  5. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  6. Before serving, stir in a tablespoon of fresh lime juice. Finely dice remaining strawberries and garnish bisque with them, as well as mint leaves and the zest of a lime, if desired.
  7. Add extra half-and-half or milk as needed to reach desired consistency.
  8. Serve cold.

Notes

**Note: This is a super-fast recipe to prepare, but it does need to be chilled for several hours before serving. It will thicken as it sits in the fridge. Add more milk or 1/2 and 1/2 to reach your desired consistency.

https://www.kiwiandcarrot.com/cold-strawberry-bisque/

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69 Comments

  • Reply Marissa DiPietro April 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

    WOW I can not wait to try this. So summery!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Marissa, hope you love it. We think it’s PERFECT for a hot, summer day (which we hope to have very soon:)

  • Reply Amanda | Maple Alps April 18, 2016 at 8:47 am

    This looks perfect for a summer day! I can’t wait to try this out!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Amanda, maybe this will bring summer here quicker:) Hope you love it!

  • Reply candy April 18, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I love all the ingredients and ten minutes prep time up my alley.

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Candy, right??! Who has time for hours in the kitchen? Hope you like it!

  • Reply Kari April 18, 2016 at 10:33 am

    What a beautiful soup! It would be perfect for a springtime tea party!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Reply Angela Toslma April 18, 2016 at 10:35 am

    this sounds amazing!! I will definitely try it out on the weekend!!

  • Reply Cori April 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I think I have all these ingredients…actually, I have frozen strawberries that I froze myself. I’ll have to try this out.

  • Reply Kat April 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    This is amazing…pinned for later. ๐Ÿ˜›

    xo,

    Kat
    http://www.PersianKittyKat.com

  • Reply Lindsey April 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Okay YUM. Handing this recipe over to my personal chef (aka my hubby) STAT.

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Lindsey, ha ha. Hope your “personal chef” loves it, and you do, too:)

  • Reply Christine | Vermilion Roots April 18, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I am so happy it’s strawberry season. This is such a wonderful recipe! A cold strawberry soup, oh my! Perfect for the warm weather. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jolina - The Unlikely Baker April 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    That looks so refreshing! I can swim in that. I’m just so happy winter is over and we can start doing recipes like this again. Thanks for sharing! (And your Uncle John sounds like a really awesome guy)

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Jolina, I’m with you. Hooray that winter is about over!!! Happy spring cooking!

  • Reply Tiffany April 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait for fresh local strawberries!

  • Reply Maggie April 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Yum! I never heard of a recipe for strawberry bisque before!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Maggie, hope you like it!

  • Reply Missy - Getting Fit to Find Myself April 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I wish I would have read this post before I went grocery shopping! I will be making this very soon! I love strawberry season!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Missy, I’m with you. Strawberry season is the best! Luckily, this doesn’t take too many groceries. Enjoy!

  • Reply Dia @ All The Things I Do April 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    This looks so amazing! I love strawberry season. I made a yummy strawberry protein smoothie for lunch today! The one thing I’m really excited for is my fave strawberry stout beer from a local brewery

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Strawberry protein smoothie sounds DELISH! Might have to make one for MY lunch tomorrow:)

  • Reply Glenda Kruse April 18, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    This looks so healthy and delicous to make and the pictures look so perfect. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Elizabeth April 18, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Glenda, hope you love it!

  • Reply Bree Hogan April 18, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Wow this looks so good! I would swap out normal yoghurt for coconut yoghurt and the milk for something like almond (no dairy for me) and then it would be good to go! Can’t wait to try!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Bree, your ideas sound incredible…even for dairy lovers! Enjoy!

  • Reply Klauss April 19, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Great recipe! Lovely colors! And it would still be nice if uncle John had dyed her hair red, spring, after all ๐Ÿ™‚ no offense ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Elizabeth April 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Klauss, ha ha. Love it! Thanks so much:)

  • Reply Amber Starr April 19, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Oh my, this looks and sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to save this recipe to try later. I think that my son would love it too.

    Fabulous pictures by the way!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Amber, thanks so much. Hope you love it!

  • Reply Victoria Stacey April 19, 2016 at 8:18 am

    The perfect summer treat! It looks sooo good. And wonderful photography too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply Elizabeth April 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Victoria, thank you! Can’t wait for summer foods! Hope you love it.

  • Reply Taylor @ The Girl on Bloor April 19, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Perfect for a hot summer day, yum!

  • Reply Tess April 19, 2016 at 8:57 am

    This looks so delicious and refreshing! I can’t wait to try it one summer evening ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Christine - Jar Of Lemons April 19, 2016 at 9:11 am

    YES! This Bisque looks like a DREAM. Amazing!

  • Reply Jared @ thehesitantchef.com April 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I love this idea! Looks like a healthy and refreshing summer dessert/snack! I definitely want to try it!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Jared, hope you love it…definitely a sweet treat! Enjoy!

  • Reply Jen | A Sip of Bliss April 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

    This is gorgeous! How amazing would this be for a girls brunch??

    -Jen
    http://www.asipofbliss.com

    • Reply Elizabeth April 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Jen, perfect for a girls brunch! Great idea. Hope you love it!

  • Reply Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder April 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

    super pretty and elegant. Love the plating and lighting and everything! A good bisque for hot Texas days

    • Reply Elizabeth April 19, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      Natalie, thank you so much! Perfect treat for hot days. Hope you’re not in the Texas storms/floods. I have family in Houston…crazy weather.

  • Reply Crystal (Travel Pockets) April 19, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Had something like this at a restaurant before and loved it! Your pictures are so lovely.

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Crystal, thank you so much! Hope you love it:)

  • Reply LizCasteel April 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I was about to head to the store and I have now added these ingredients to the list. This looks amazing!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Liz, Woot woot! I love it when I find a new recipe BEFORE I go to the store. Hope you love it! Happy spring:)

  • Reply Keira April 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Incredible photography as well as recipe!! I will be giving this one a try!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Keira, thank you so much! We hope you love it.

  • Reply Carla Chadwick April 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I’m not exaggerating when I say that my mouth started watering as soon as I saw the first photo on this post. That bisque looks SO delicious.

    I pinned this to my Pinterest group Party! board.

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Carla, we hope you think it tastes as good as it looks! Perfect for a spring brunch or lunch…party on!

  • Reply Marie Yovcheva April 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Yum!! I love strawberries and this is pretty easy to do! Can’t wait to try! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Marie, yep…this is about the easiest recipe you’ll ever make! Hope you love it!

  • Reply Alicia Hensley April 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Jean-Marie Lawrence April 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    This looks delicious. Perfect for a hot summer day!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:04 am

      Jean-Marie, we hope you love it. Happy spring!

  • Reply Kathleen @blueeyedbabies April 19, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    This looks delicious! Perfect for this time of year ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Kathleen, we hope you love it. Happy spring!

  • Reply Agnes April 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Omg, this looks amazing!!

  • Reply Loren April 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    This sounds like a great summer treat! I will have to try this out! Pinned for later ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo Loren
    http://www.thinkelysian.com

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Loren, we hope you love it. Can’t wait for summer!

  • Reply Sarah April 20, 2016 at 4:53 am

    wow it looks beautiful! I love strawberries – i’m excited for Summer now!

    • Reply Elizabeth April 20, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Sarah, I can’t wait for summer either! Hope you love this.

  • Reply Cassie April 20, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Wow, this looks unbelievably amazing! I can’t wait to give it a whirl. I love these types of recipes. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply Sarah April 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Thanks Cassie! Truly, these are the best types of recipes…everything whirled up in a blender and that’s it! Hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Carrie April 21, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Wow! This looks amazing! I absolutely love strawberries!

    • Reply Sarah April 21, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Thanks Carrie! We love em too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Emilee May 23, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I would have never thought to make strawberries into a soup but this looks amazing!

    • Reply Sarah May 23, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Emilee, right? It’s kind of an odd dish, but surprisingly yummy! If you try it, let us know what you think!

  • Reply BB Free July 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    On my meal plan for next week. Thanks!

    • Reply Sarah July 9, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Of course! Let us know how you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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