An il Fustino recipe

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Author: Suzanne Landry

Serves: 6

Chilled Strawberry Soup


1 cup, orange juice
1/2 tsp, vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup, raw cashews - softened in water when starting prep
2/3 cup, vanilla-flavored almond milk
1 pint basket (12 oz by weight), strawberries - washed & hulled
2 tablespoons, fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons, lime juice
3 tablespoons, il Fustino Mimosa Vinegar


  1. In a medium size pot, add orange juice, vanilla, & cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, & simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour into a bowl, toss cinnamon stick, & cool completely (can throw into the frig for 30 minutes).
  3. Put almond milk & rinsed/drained cashews into food processor; blend until creamy & smooth.
  4. Add strawberries & mint & blend again until smooth. Refrigerate until cold (at least 2 hours)
  5. Serve topped with mint sprig & sliced strawberry fanned out, & optionally a bit of reserved cashew cream.