My Vichyssoise or Delicious & creamy cold soup

VichysoisseSWhen the weather is getting hotter, I recommend you spend an evening making a large batch of this beautiful soup. It is both healthy and tasty, and well loved by all family members. I like to use vegetable stock, this means the dish is completely vegetarian and all my friends can enjoy it as well.

The soup can be served hot or cold. I would cool the soup for at least 4 hours before serving. That’s why I like to make this dish a day in advance.

This soup is also beautiful als a small course at a dinner party or for a high tea. Just serve the soup in a dainty tea cup or a small glass instead of a large plate.

Vichyssoise (6 portions)

  • 2 leaks, sliced and thoroughly cleanVichyssoiseMed, including the green part
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, diced
  • 500 – 750 ml vegetable stock
  • 150 ml cream
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • To serve:
    • Greek yoghurt or sour cream
    • Chopped spring onion or chives
  1. Fry off the potatoes, onion, leaks and garlic until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add vegetable stock until all ingredients are submerged.
  3. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked.
  4. Blend the soup to a smooth puree, add stock if you want a thinner soup.
  5. Stir in the cream and season to taste. Remember that cold soup will need stronger seasoning.
  6. Serve your soup with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or sour cream and some chopped chives or spring onions.


On hot summer evenings I enjoy a plate of this cold soup with some fresh bread. The best thing is that all you have to do is serve it up, no mess or fuss, just a cooling and healthy dinner.

Homemade ice tea

In the summer I like having a fresh batch of ice tea in our fridge every day. I make the tea early in the evening, let it cool and then refrigerate it. We use the (Korken) bottles from Ikea for this.IcedT2

I make different iced tea every day. I am just listing some inspiration for you below. The process is always the same:

  1. Combine all ingredients with 1 to 2 liters of boiling water (depending on the size of your bottle).
  2. Add extra sweetener to taste, remember that cold drinks will need more flavoring!
  3. Stir and let it stand for at least 30 minutes.
  4. After cooling, transfer to a bottle or container and refrigerate.
  5. Serve with some fresh ingredients such as citrus slices or fresh spices.

Lemon mint

  • 1 lemon in wedges
  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • 2 tbsp of honey


Rooibos iced tea

  • Rooibos tea bag
  • ½ orange in wedges
  • ½ lemon in wedges
  • 1 tbsp honey

Tropical ice tea

  • 1 lemon in wedges
  • ½ orange in wedges
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 2 tbsp sugar