Easter Sunrise ‘Soup’
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - This Easter “soup” enhanced with blood orange juice is the perfect beginning for that special Easter brunch menu. Greet your guests at the door with this luscious starter course.
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Yields: 6–8 Servings
1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
3 tbsps grated orange zest, divided
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 large scoops French vanilla ice cream
2 cups buttermilk
whipped cream for garnish
pinch ground nutmeg for garnish
fresh mint leaves for garnish
In a blender, add orange juice, 2 tablespoons orange zest, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract. Blend on high speed until ingredients are incorporated well. Add ice cream and blend thoroughly into the mixture. Add buttermilk, 1 cup at a time, blending until liquid becomes frothy and a soup-like consistency is achieved. Transfer soup to a large crystal pitcher, cover and chill for a minimum of 4 hours. Serve soup in champagne glasses and garnish with whipped cream, nutmeg, mint leaves and remaining orange zest.
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