This recipe was hard.
There were several issues with it right from the get-go. First: voltfruit, hydromelon, and that giant version of a radish don’t exist in the real world. Second: The obvious substitutes, based on what the BotW equivalents look like, were a very strange assortment of flavors. And third: Fruit soup is something I am not a fan of. Ever. So finagling a recipe utilizing fruit and a random vegetable was a major challenge to me.
This recipe morphed from an attempted appetizer to a definite dessert soup. Apparently that’s a real thing – I checked. Frankly, I didn’t go crazy for any of the combinations I tried, but, as mentioned earlier, I was pretty limited by the ingredients and by my prejudice against fruit soup. To me it tasted like a melted smoothie until I finally found the right combination to change it to a pureed fruit salad. Which, to me, is way better. So is it decent enough? Absolutely. Is it something I’ll eat all the time? Nope. Was it worth experimenting? Do you even have to ask? Will you like it? You’ll have to let me know!
Creamy Heart Soup
We had to start with the substitutions. Obviously hydromelon is watermelon. They didn’t even attempt to change the name. I made the gambit through all the milk varieties – milk, half and half, heavy cream – and finally landed on whipped cream. Why? Because fruit soup really needed some cream and the whipped kind tasted best. If you need an easy whipped cream recipe check out my Hylian Wildberry Crepe post. The last is voltfruit. When I picked up my first voltfruit on Eventide Island a dragon fruit immediately came to mind – and the idea just stuck. It looks just like it! So that’s what we went with.
We start with dicing our watermelon into large cubes, dicing our radish into small cubes, and scooping the fruit from the dragon fruit. It was actually incredibly easy. Watermelon is cut into slices, the rind is removed in pieces, and then you can easily cut through the delicious insides. The dragon fruit is cut right down the center and the edible portion is easily removed with a spoon. And the radish is diced like, well, everything else.
Add all the ingredients to your blender in this order. Based on your blender there may be a particular order you should add things in. For my blender it was: dragon fruit, watermelon, radish, sugar, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth, stop and add the whipped cream, and then blend until well-mixed.
Once it’s all ready add the mint leaf and stir it around for 30 seconds to a minute. You don’t need to go crazy – that fresh, minty flavor will be there without any additional mashing or dicing. Remove the mint and chill the soup thoroughly, at least one hour. I promise it will not taste as good warm.
Now for the confession. You know the nicely made fruit balls that look like they float so well in the photo? Yeah… they didn’t float at all. The minute I tried to gently place them in they sank to the bottom like a rock. So it took some serious maneuvering and MacGyver-ing to get the photo to look sort of like the Breath of the Wild photo. Hey, that’s the price of a photo! But what does it mean for you? Well, you won’t be able to present the soup the way I did. Unless you want to serve it to your guests with a few lids and coins in the center to keep the fruit from sinking… So whether you want to include fruit balls or not is totally your call. My recommendation: skip it entirely. This soup doesn’t need any more fruit.
If you do choose to add fruit simply take either a melon baller or, if you don’t have one (like me!) then use a round teaspoon and gently cut a circular shape from a slice of fruit. It’s not that hard – I promise! Garnish however you choose and enjoy slurping your dessert!
Link’s Creamy Heart Soup recipe:
- Any radish
- Fresh Milk
Creamy Heart Soup
Creamy Heart Soup with Watermelon and Dragonfruit from Breath of the Wild
- 2 1/2 cups watermelon, seeded and diced
- 1/2 medium dragonfruit
- 1 tsp radish, diced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 1 mint leaf
- 12 small watermelon balls
- 8 small dragonfruit balls
- 4 radish slices, cut into hearts
- Dice the watermelon into large chunks
- Dice the radish into small pieces
- Slice the dragonfruit in half and scoop out the edible fruit
- Add all ingredients to a blender in this order: dragonfruit, watermelon, radish, lemon juice, sugar
- Blend until smooth
- Stop the blender, add the whipped cream, and blend until thoroughly mixed
- Pour the soup into a bowl and add the mint leaf. Stir and mix for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the mint flavor is infused in the soup. Remove the leaf.
- Chill the soup for at least 1 hour.
- Using a melon baller or teaspoon remove fruit balls from watermelon and dragon fruit.
- Slice and shape radish into hearts.
- Garnish the chilled soup with fruit and radish hearts and serve.