5 Tips to Enjoy More Warm Soups This Winter
Tip: Use herb infusers to add delicious (and health-improving) herbs to soups
Herbs can add a rich depth of flavor to any soup, not to mention they come with added health benefits that can help you stay healthier through the bitter winter. If you don’t want herbs floating throughout your soup, your best bet is an herb infuser; herb infusers keep the herbs together so they don’t float around, while still allowing them to infuse your soup with tasty goodness. Herb infusers come in all shapes and sizes, such as the vibrant Chili - Herb Infuser; the Hike Mike - Herb Infuser, a stainless steel infuser with a fun gimmick; and the drumstick shaped Pulke - Herb infuser.
Tip: Make large batches and freeze the leftovers for easy warm soup
If you love to enjoy soup throughout the season, you don’t have to spend all week bent over a hot stove. Instead, make larger batches every time you make soup and freeze the leftovers! Soup will last about 3 months in the freezer, so you can have easy access to warm soups whenever the temperature drops.
Tip: Switch up your bowls for convenient soup mugs
If you’re looking to change things up, why not ditch the bowls for a more convened soup mug? You can either sip your soup or dip a spoon in, depending on your preference! If you love tomato soup, you’ll definitely want the Tomato Soup - Giant Soup Mug to go with your favorite tomato soup.
Tip: Save vegetable scraps for a healthy vegetable stock
If you love making soup but you don’t want to spend tons of money on vegetable stock, you’re in luck: you can make your own stock with vegetable scraps! Every time you cut up vegetables throughout the week, set aside the scraps and stick them in the fridge or freezer. When it’s time to make some stock, cook the vegetable scraps in a pot, add water, and boil for at least 30 minutes to get the flavor out. You’ll save money and get to enjoy homemade stock at the same time!
Tip: Add a bit of dairy to give soup extra creaminess and flavor
If you’re looking for a creamy winter soup with great flavor, head to the dairy aisle! A bit of dairy can add a nice creamy texture to just about any soup. The best dairy options for creaminess are milk, cheese, and even heavy cream. Just make sure that dairy is room temperature before you add it to your soup to avoid curdling. To make sure that your ladles don't sink in your rich soup, get a floating ladle, such as the Nessie-Ladle or Swanky Floating Ladle for some adding cuteness in your kitchen.