Legend of Zelda Health Potion

Actually... is there a Negative Skillet Difficulty here? -1 Skillets? I should make that a thing (I won't).
Actually… is there a Negative Skillet Difficulty here? -1 Skillets? I should make that a thing (I won’t).

Looking for a unique health potion alternative? Put your clicker-finger down; you’ve found it! This wonderful thing you see before you is a chilled strawberry soup you never knew you were dreaming of. What’s better, it’s my variation of the Disney World strawberry soup recipe from the Grand Floridian hotel. Short story time? Short story time:

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away (or Florida, year 2000) Little Leisel and her parents went on a Disney Dream Vacation. Highlights of said trip include (but are not limited to):

  • Snorkeling
  • Tower of Terror
  • Dad sneaking off the cruise ship in the middle of the night to go on a Grand Adventure in the Bahamas. This is also called, “Bribing a local to take you around on the hunt for certain Special Cigars”.
  • my first (and only) toe ring
  • themed restaurants
  • This Soup

Fifteen years later, I still think this soup is the best soup in the world. And I don’t even particularly like soup. I ended up making two batches of this out of convenience (what the hell else do you do with 5 pounds of frozen strawberries?). This can and will outfit a respectable RPG group. Sure, health potions are featured in most every game out there, but today felt like a Legend of Zelda day. Want more Triforce in your day? I think I have just what you’re looking for.

Are you ready for this? I don’t think you are. I don’t think you can handle this. Eff it, let’s go.

Gamers, grab your mats!

From the original recipe:

  • 2 1/2 pounds strawberries (frozen variety, thawed in their own juices)
  • 16 oz. heavy cream
  • 2 oz. sour cream
  • 3 oz. plain yogurt
  • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries for garnish

My additions:

  • 1/4 cup grenadine
  • red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup sugar, OPTIONAL (seriously, try it without the sugar first.)
Minus grenadine, sugar, and food coloring. Those were thought up later.
Minus grenadine, sugar, and food coloring. Those were thought up later.

Wanna see the original recipe?

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I remember my parents talking to the chef that night about the restaurant business. He gave them the recipe.

And I wasn’t kidding about two batches:

Note: Two batches pictured, best way I could find to thaw the berries.
Note: Two batches pictured, best way I could find to thaw the berries.

Add strawberries, heavy cream, sour cream, and yogurt to blender. I really can’t fluff the wording up any more than that – it’s that easy.

This is how ounces are measured in this household. Don't judge.
This is how ounces are measured in this household. Don’t judge.
This isn't even my shot glass. Someone left it at our house and it got assimilated.
This isn’t even my shot glass. Someone left it at our house and it got assimilated.
I can't even make stuff like this up. Four full 4 oz. shot glasses full of the heavy cream, by the way.
I can’t even make stuff like this up. Four full 4 oz. shot glasses full of the heavy cream, by the way.
It should look like the start of something amazing.
It should look like the start of something amazing.

Blend at low speed until well mixed and smooth.

Yes, blender is mandatory.
Yes, blender is mandatory.
Checking the progress. Note: It's not usually a good practice to use a blender without a lid.
Checking the progress. Note: It’s not usually a good practice to use a blender without a lid.

Add food coloring, grenadine, and sugar to taste.

I used about this much of both burgundy and red.
I used about this much of both burgundy and red.
This was totally added just to improve the color. Brings out the strawberry flavor, too.
This was totally added just to improve the color. Brings out the strawberry flavor, too.

Chill, shake well before serving. Add fresh strawberry halves as a garnish. You can’t make it any easier than this.

Little apothecary jar is from Arcade Block.
Little apothecary jar is from Arcade Block.

Now, you could chug it. Or you could stop being a godless baboon and pick up a spoon.Your call, really. There is no wrong way to eat this soup. Hell, I licked the bowl clean the very first time I tried it way back when. If you never make another recipe from this blog, make this soup.

DID YOU KNOW: Skill Up Skillet has reached over 100 followers across, WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter?! I mean, holy shit you guys. That. Is. Unreal. I appreciate each and every one of you so freaking much for being here and making it all worthwhile. You have to let me think of something awesome for the next post as a special thank-you.

Coming Up Next: I’ll think of something special, I promise.

Later: Minecraft TNT Cake for 4th of July! (Yes, there will be sparklers, dammit. Go big or go home.)

Cheers,

Leisel

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13 thoughts on “Legend of Zelda Health Potion”

    1. It’s just beginning here, I’m so glad. They’re my favorite. The actual soup requires frozen strawberries; you should be able to get them from the store in the frozen aisle.
      Fresh ones are just for garnish.

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  1. Strawberry season is over for me but just beginning for my parents. Since they picked 62 pounds of strawberries yesterday, I’ll have to see if they’ll bring me some frozen ones when they visit in August. Which, it turns out, will be just in time for my cousin’s birthday – he happens to be a huge Zelda fan!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. If you ever do make it, send in a picture! I’d love to feature some reader creations.

      …You know what? I’m sick of saying this. I’m gonna make a page dedicated to this message. Please standby.

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    1. Thank you so much! I promise most of the recipes you’ll see here are much easier to make than they look (unless I blatantly say ‘this sucks, everything sucks, I quit’, then it’s probably hard).

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