Atole de Fresa (Strawberry Dessert Soup)


Strawberry soup is a fun spin on the dessert course. Ingredients such as vanilla bean and a cinnamon stick add depth and flavor to make this a dish you can serve all year.

Atole de Fresa (Strawberry Dessert Soup)
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 33 mins


  • 4 cup (2 pints) strawberries, sliced

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 cup water

  • cup masa harina (corn tortilla flour)

  • 2 cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cannella or other cinnamon stick

  • Milk (optional)

  • Fresh mint sprigs


  1. In a blender or food processor combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar. Cover and blend or process until smooth; set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine the water and masa harina. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened.

  3. Stir in buttermilk, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla bean (if using), cannella stick, and pureed strawberries. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla (if using). (The soup should be thick, but pourable. If necessary, thin with a little milk.) Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.

  4. Before serving, remove vanilla bean and cannella stick. Using the tip of a small sharp knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean; return seeds to soup. Ladle soup into small dessert bowls. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
2g Fat
47g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 57.3mg 287%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 313mg 7%
Folate, total 34.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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