Strawberry Champagne Soup (Hot or Cold!)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Strawberry Champagne Soup, served hot or as a chilled soup, is the perfect side dish or appetizer for Valentine's Day, baby showers, bridal showers.
- 1 cup champagne or prosecco
- 1 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar divided
- 1 1/2 cup water
- pinch salt
- 16 large strawberries hulled
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- fresh basil for garnish
Combine champagne, 1 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Once bubbling, reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and pour into a high powered blender.
Add the strawberries and salt and blend on high until fully pureed and smooth.
Pour mixture though a fine mesh strainer and back into the small saucepan.
Meanwhile, cook the balsamic and 1/4 cup sugar over medium heat for about 8 minutes until it has reduced slightly and become syrupy.
If serving hot, serve the soup right away garnished with fresh basil, drizzled with 1 tablespoon of the balsamic reduction, and sliced strawberries. If serving cold, chill for 1 hour and then serve garnished the same way.
Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 161mg | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin C: 34.2% | Calcium: 2.4% | Iron: 3.7%