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):
- 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
- 1/4 cup grenadine
- red food coloring
- 1/2 cup sugar, OPTIONAL (seriously, try it without the sugar first.)
Wanna see the original recipe?
And I wasn’t kidding about two batches:
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.
Blend at low speed until well mixed and smooth.
Add food coloring, grenadine, and sugar to taste.
Chill, shake well before serving. Add fresh strawberry halves as a garnish. You can’t make it any easier than this.
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.
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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.)