Chazz is an Interior Decorator/Consultant/Retailer, amateur photographer, cook, gardener, handyman, currently restoring 1880 Victorian.
Easy Cold Peach Soup Recipe
Nothing says summer like the taste of fresh juicy peaches! Chilled peach soup is the perfect indulgence for a hot summer day (or evening). Serve it as a delicious cool treat all by itself or as a memorable starter course or sweet ending to a summer meal.
Easy to make and no cooking necessary. Plus using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream makes it healthy and virtually fat-free. As an added bonus, this recipe is also vegan as well as gluten-free!
Whether they come fresh from the tree or the market, be sure to use only the best, biggest, most perfectly ripe peaches you can find. Avoid bruised or not-quite-ripe fruit. Local peaches are the best, so you may have to wait for late summer to try this one. I guarantee it is worth the wait!
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Ingredients for 6 to 8 Servings
- 6 Large Ripe Peaches
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Sweet Sherry
- 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, Strained
- 2 Tablespoons Thawed Orange Juice Concentrate
- Optional Fresh Mint, For Garnishing
6 Peaches (There are about 3 to 4 medium peaches per
Pound (yielding about 2 ½ cups of sliced or chopped)
1 Lg Lemon
Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
8 oz Greek Yogurt
(You'll also need a Blender or Food Processor, a large bowl, ladle, and serving bowls)
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Method for Making Peach Soup
- Carefully peel and pit the peaches (see hint below)
- Take 5 peaches and cut into quarters or a little smaller
- Cut the 6th peach into thin slices and put in smaller bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator (to use as a garnish)
- Put the quartered peaches, sugar, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, sherry, and orange juice concentrate into a blender or food processor.
- Process until creamy and smooth.
- Pour soup into a large bowl or container, cover, and refrigerate until VERY cold.
- To serve, chill individual bowls or cups before filling with the cold soup. It will keep it colder longer. Add sliced peaches as a garnish with a sprig of mint.
To peel peaches easily, cut them into halves dip in boiling water for 20 to 30 seconds or until skins loosen. Remove peach halves with slotted spoon and dip in ice water. The skins will slide right off!
To Serve the Chilled Peach Soup
As a first course: Ladle soup into individual soup bowls or other serving pieces (I sometimes like to use freezer/oven safe bowls and chill the bowls in the freezer for a bit first). Chilling the bowls or other serving pieces first will keep the soup colder longer. Be sure your containers are freezer safe if putting them in the freezer prior to serving. Garnish each bowl with a few slices of the 6th peach and a sprig of mint.
As a dessert: Ladle soup into stemmed sherbet glasses or goblets instead of bowls. Garnish and serve.
Think This Recipe is Sweet & Juicy?
May We Suggest . . .
Set your table in style and serve your chilled peach soup or dessert creation with panache.
Serve it in a classic ice cream sundae tulip glass, a champagne flute, mismatched antique bowls, pewter goblets, or martini glasses. You are not restricted to the usual soup bowls.
Did You Know?
Peaches are native to China and first spread to the rest of the world via trade along the Silk Road.
Have You Tried Chilled Peach Soup?
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Chantelle Porter from Ann Arbor on July 06, 2015:
I love this idea for a hot summer night. Plus I love peaches.
Delma on February 23, 2015:
mmmm. my mouth is watering at the very thhugot of it. blueberries seem a long way away its winter here, so our sweet temptations are more like a sticky date pudding. But I like the thhugot of summer fruits makes it all seem warmer
julieannbrady on August 05, 2013:
Gosh, I had never heard of cold peach soup -- sounds like a great dessert offering.
norma-holt on October 31, 2012:
This look like a great recipe and idea for those who can tolerate stone fruit. Might try it with berries as that should also work. Hugs
Magda2012 on October 15, 2012:
First time I heard about peach soup... interesting! thanks for the recipe.
Chazz (author) from New York on October 04, 2012:
@anonymous: Thank you! Appreciate the pin and the complement.
anonymous on October 04, 2012:
This lens made it to my Pinterest board for VEGAN DELIGHTS! You've got some great lenses!
KateHonebrink on August 09, 2012:
Chazz - I come to your articles when I need a good read and some inspiration. Thanks so much for this scrumptious one on how to make peach soup. Perfect, as usual!
Roberto Eldrum on June 18, 2012:
How different! I have never heard of peach soup, but this recipe looks yumm. I have to try it for dessert.
anonymous on March 19, 2012:
Chilled Peach Soup sounds like it would be great tasting.
top101 on March 06, 2012:
I'm more into hot soups but I have to say this looks good.
Funny_Beekeeper on March 06, 2012:
I am bit surprised because this is for the first time I hear about peach soup :) I mean...I like this fruit very much, but I never tried to make a soup out of it. Although your recipe is very detailed I do have one small question before I start making this soup: what kind of unit is Lg (in the meaning of : 1Lg Lemon)? Would you be so kind and explain it to me? Thanks ;)
RetroMom on August 10, 2011:
I can't wait to try to make one. I bet it'll be perfect for summer a truly refreshing soup it will make. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on August 09, 2011:
I've never had Peach Soup but we love peaches so might have to try this one. Thanks.
RecipePublishing on August 07, 2011:
Patricia on July 20, 2011:
I have never had peach soup. Sounds interesting.
Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on July 20, 2011:
This looks really good.
Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on April 07, 2011:
Mmm, this sounds wonderful. I love peaches and will have to try this.
scss on April 05, 2011:
I've never been a big fan of cold fruit or veg gazpacho style soups - UNTIL - five weeks ago I started eating a raw food diet and had to at least try the cold veg (or fruit) soup courses, and *surprise* I actually like them! So this refreshing cold peach soup recipe is now in my file to try when peach is on the daily menu - THANKS!
RinchenChodron on March 17, 2011:
Great recipe - can't wait to try it. I'm lensrolling it to my I love peaches! lens.
clouda9 lm on March 11, 2011:
Well hello and toss me a peach! This soup recipe not only looks and sounds delicious, it's so doable. We have a peach guy that comes 'round each year and I buy up a couple of boxes to put up in the freezer...this is the next recipe on my list! My [Recipes] Angel Blessing today is SWAH and featured on http://www.squidoo.com/my-angel-wings
LouisaDembul on February 28, 2011:
I have never tried Peach soup, but is sounds great for a hot summer day!
GrowWear on February 27, 2011:
Your sure do make peach soup sound and look delicious. :)
Chazz (author) from New York on January 16, 2011:
Thank you all for taking the time to comment and drool along with me during the next 7 or so months!
blessedmomto7 on January 16, 2011:
Sounds wonderful. Too bad it's the dead of winter here. Love the photos.
JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on January 16, 2011:
This looks delicious! I'll give it a try. : )
anonymous on January 13, 2011:
I would love to try this recipe, it sounds tasty. Love peaches!