I chance upon this easy peasy soup or dessert when I watched one of those Hong Kong cooking variety shows on TV many years ago. I made a few variations and this version can be easily done in about 15 minutes. I like the soothing effect of this warm soup. Sometimes if I'm having dry cough or slight sore throat, a bowl of this soup really helps to relieve the dryness, scratchiness or irritation in my throat. But of course, this tangy sweet soup can be served as dessert too ... any time of the day ^-^!
So, here's my sharing Green Apple & Aloe Vera with Honey Soup
Serves 2 - 3
2 green apples
200g - 250g aloe vera (if unable to find/buy fresh ones, use canned) * here, I'm using canned aloe vera.
800ml - 900ml water
1) Wash the green apples, cored, cut into small pieces or wedges. (peel or unpeel the apple skin is entirely your preference).
2) Pour water into a cooking pot and bring to boil. Add the green apples and aloe vera. Continue to boil on medium flame for 10 minutes. Off the flame.
3) Serves warm. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of honey to the bowl of soup. Add more if you prefer more sweetness.
If you like to have a bowl of cold dessert, chill in the fridge for a few hours. Refreshingly tasty ! Enjoy and have a great day !
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up (September 2014 Event: Apple) organized by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids), Doreen (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Kit (I-Lost in Austen).
Karen, can i have a bowl of this nourishing dessert from you ? :)ReplyDelete
Aloe Vera is well known for its anti inflammatory properties and rich in vitamins. Many years ago, i made my own face cleanser using fresh aloe vera, love its cooling feel.
Surely! Grace, you used aloe vera to make your own face cleanser ?! Wow ! I only know how to eat them ... ha ha !Delete
Hi Karen! I saw a similar recipe somewhere but I can't remember where hah..hah... I thought that it was strange to have apple (and also aloe vera) in soup. I am not used to the idea and what I need is a sip of your soup to convince me!ReplyDelete
Ha ha ! Phong Hong, just a sip not enough for lah! I have 2 more variations : Apple + aloe + dried fig + rock sugar. Apple + aloe +bitter & sweet ppricot kernels + rock sugar. But takes longer time to boil. This honey version is fastest and tangy sweet.Delete
With the Little Thumbs Up month, you are so diligently using apples in your bakes and dessert dishes. My mum used to make this dessert for us....either with apples or pears.ReplyDelete
Hi Mel, I actually use apples more for Chinese style soups & desserts than bakes.Delete
Nourishing!!I also want a bowl..hahahaReplyDelete
Fion, come come !Delete
Hi Karen , this is such a awesome recipe ! I was hoping that someone will share an apple soup recipe with LTU . Glad that I can use canned aloe vera as I can't fresh aloe vera over here . Thanks again for this recipe ;)ReplyDelete
Hi Kit, thanks. I use apples in cooking Chinese style soups. Hope you like this quick, easy & nourishing soup :DDelete
This looks so refreshing and soothing! I need a bowl of this for my throat!ReplyDelete
Good morning Mich, pls help yourself ^-^!ReplyDelete
You sure know how to pamper yourself with this nourishing soup... Can join Fion and come to your house? :p
Sure sure ! Pls come ! Hee hee ...Delete
Hi Karen, I love this soup, healthy and cooling :DReplyDelete
Hi Ann, yea agree taste refreshing especially in warm & humid weather ^-^!Delete
Hi Karen, I saw a recipe with Aloe Vera and Apples but too lazy to make them. I can get fresh aloe vera from my neighbours but just not in the mood for this. Maybe can get a bowl from you, lah. Healthy dessert.ReplyDelete
Kimmy, how nice you can get fresh aloe. I could only spot fresh aloe occasionally in wet markets & supermarkets here.Delete
Karen, I would love to have a bowl of this nourishing apple & aloe vera honey soup please, I love it chilled! ;pReplyDelete
Come join me, Cheryl !Delete
Good morning Karen,I wonder whether I still can have a small bowl of this yummy and nourishing dessert ? I know I am late! Too bad:(ReplyDelete
Hi Karen, this would be so lovely and soothing for the throat! What a nourishing dish!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this Chinese dessert. I am always looking out for Chinese desserts that can relieve minor ailments. Wonderful!ReplyDelete