Soupe de Pêches Blanches

This is probably one of the best (and easiest) recipes to prepare and enjoy. This chilled peach soup from Mimi Thorisson is light, sweet, refreshing and perfect for sanctuary from a sunny afternoon. Grab some Chilton County Peaches from the market (starting tomorrow) and some ice cream from Country Girls Creamery or G&M Goat Farm and you are set.


  • 10 white peaches
  • 1 organic lemon – you will need the zest (chopped into small specks) and the juice
  • 300 g granulated sugar
  • 200 ml white wine
  • A small bunch of mint leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod – slit lengthwise


Peel the skin off the lemon and slice them into tiny specks.

Plunge the peaches in boiling water for 10 seconds. Peel and cut them in half.

In a large saucepan, combine the wine, sugar, cinnamon stick, vanilla pod (slit & vanilla beans scraped off), lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a boil and add the halved peaches for 3 minutes.

Set aside to cool. Sprinkle with mint leaves, cover and refrigerate 3 hours minimum before serving.

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