The challenge: Make an drink or treat using Clear American Water. Well, I took the challenge a bit further than that and decided to create an entire meal using Clear American. This is the first post of four which includes: starter, main course, dessert, beverages.
It is starting to be cooler in the evenings here so its the perfect time for fall soups. I love trying new soups so this was a great opportunity to try a new recipe.
I needed to make a trip to Walmart to buy items for our meal. I really wasn’t sure what I would make so I just headed to the store to figure it out as I wandered around. See my trip here:
I have never made sweet potato soup, but I’ve made potato soup and figured it had to be pretty similar. After searching through some recipes I can up with my own combination and it turned out pretty good.
Items needed to make sweet potato soup:
Melt butter in your pan and add your flour to make a paste:
Bring back to a boil and cook 5 minutes. (see below for complete recipe)
I served cornbread with the soup.
I used a packet of cornbread mix. Replace the required amount of water with Clear American Pineapple Coconut water.
SWEET POTATO SOUP
1 Tablespoon flour
1 Tablespoon butter
3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
3/4 Cup Pineapple Coconut Sparkling Water
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potatoes
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Cup milk or cream
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a heavy soup pan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter and then add the flour to make a paste, stir continuously until it is a nice light brown color.
Add broth, Clear American Pineapple Coconut water, and brown sugar, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
Stir in the sweet potatoes and spices, bring to a low boil, and cook for 5 more minutes.
Pour the soup into a blender and puree. Return to soup pan.
Add the milk or cream and reheat soup. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with warm cornbread.
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, which is a vendor for Cott Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American® brand beverages. As always, all thought and opinions are my own.