Blender Soups | Basics with Babish

  • Published: 05 March 2019
  • On this episode of Basics, I'm showing you how to make two great soups that you can use your blender for: elote soup and classic tomato soup.

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the Elote Soup:
    4 ears of corn
    1/2 yellow onion, diced
    2 Tbsp butter, plus an additional 6 Tbsp for brown butter
    1 cup chicken stock
    Dash each of paprika, cumin, and cayenne
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    1-2 Tbsp sugar, to taste
    White pepper, to taste
    Kosher salt, to taste
    3 slices crispy bacon
    2 jalapeños, sliced
    1/2 cup cotija cheese

    + For the Tomato Soup:
    1 shallot, finely minced
    1 clove garlic, finely minced
    2 Tbsp unsalted buter
    1 Tbsp tomato paste
    Dash of oregano
    1 28oz can of San Marzano tomatoes
    1 cup water
    1 tsp molasses
    1 slice white bread, crust removed
    Olive oil
    Sugar, to taste
    Kosher salt, to taste
    Heavy cream (if desired)

    + For the grilled cheese croutons:
    Mayonnaise (to coat outer sides of bread)
    Sliced bread of choice
    American cheese
    1 Tbsp butter to grease the pan

    Special Equipment:
    High powered blender

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Comments • 2 019

  • mike wood
    mike wood  3 days back

    But a solid cup of water is a cup of ice?

    • levi levis
      levi levis  5 days back

      Tomato soup is just over-sauced pasta

      • Michael Catalanotto
        Michael Catalanotto  5 days back

        Foolish, noob question alert! ... If I wanted to make a larger batch of this for a gathering, would my immersion blender work as well?.. (So that I can bend it all at once in the pot.)

        • Michael
          Michael  1 weeks back

          wow, marry me

          • Ian Hay
            Ian Hay  2 weeks back

            I was using bread to thicken soup back in the 70`s and I learned that from my mum.

            • Hazy _SKTN
              Hazy _SKTN  3 weeks back

              The tomato soup is delicious.❤ Thanks Babish!!!

              • 97 Bonnie&clyde
                97 Bonnie&clyde  3 weeks back

                Is it better to use a used toothbrush or a new one?

                • Jay son
                  Jay son  4 weeks back

                  3:58 ITS👏ALL👏ABOUT👏PRESENTATION👏

                  • Much Mach
                    Much Mach  4 weeks back

                    3:50 when your mom walks in while you're esting random things from the fridge

                    • cruz lara
                      cruz lara  1 months back

                      Why would anyone dislike this!

                      • KOULUTON AHMED
                        KOULUTON AHMED  1 months back

                        This is how many times he said ( Corn)

                        • themadscientest
                          themadscientest  1 months back

                          I need to try these!

                          • Sara Martinez
                            Sara Martinez  1 months back

                            Could you please make mushroom cream?😍

                            • Jerica Griffin
                              Jerica Griffin  1 months back

                              Love the dairy-free alternative for the tomato soup.

                              • Rithrius
                                Rithrius  1 months back

                                Ok, but what does one spoon of tomato paste add to the party if you're only going to drown the pan with a can of peeled tomatoes only a few minutes later? It seems superfluous. It's like getting your girlfriend to take off her bra 5 minutes before the strippers come in.

                                • Brian Young
                                  Brian Young  1 months back

                                  Did the tomato soup and it went really well. Crowd pleaser and a glowing review from my wife and harshest critic. Thank you

                                  • Sage Erickson
                                    Sage Erickson  2 months back

                                    what's the purpose of taking the crust off of the white bread in the tomato soup?

                                    • Kiju Axel
                                      Kiju Axel  2 months back

                                      Aww, not gonna share how to make borscht?

                                      • Rithrius
                                        Rithrius  1 months back

                                        check out a channel called "Life of Boris" if you wanna learn how to make borsch.

                                    • Insect King
                                      Insect King  2 months back

                                      Can you cook a dish with only as seen on TV products?

                                      • ksqwerty1
                                        ksqwerty1  2 months back

                                        The fuck is with the flute music background

                                        • Aditha _k
                                          Aditha _k  3 months back

                                          2:43 adding a SOLID cup of water🤔🤔

                                          • Winkie Man
                                            Winkie Man  3 months back

                                            I want your stove!

                                            • Jean David Michel
                                              Jean David Michel  3 months back

                                              You should think about making the “HAZELNUT SOUP” from Tangled.

                                              • Flamester7 Tv
                                                Flamester7 Tv  3 months back

                                                What can I substitute for molasses

                                                • Sherry Sink
                                                  Sherry Sink  3 months back

                                                  Hey, Andrew - what if our grocery store doesn't have any ears of corn because it's late fall and totally out of season? Can we use frozen corn as a replacement? Or is there another option? (And about how much corn would that be?) Thanks!

                                                  • Angel Castillo
                                                    Angel Castillo  3 months back

                                                    Bacon? Jalapenos? What kind of elotes do you have in NY?

                                                    • Slagg CS
                                                      Slagg CS  3 months back


                                                      • Nikita Boston
                                                        Nikita Boston  4 months back

                                                        Ran out of the canned stuff so made the tomato soup yesterday for lunch. Fantastic flavor and easy enough to make in a pinch :)

                                                        • jamie lahugh
                                                          jamie lahugh  4 months back

                                                          That tomato soup looks fire!

                                                          • William LaMassa
                                                            William LaMassa  4 months back

                                                            I don’t think the phrase “once all your corn is sufficiently corned” will ever fail to make me smile

                                                            • Faith Scarborough
                                                              Faith Scarborough  4 months back

                                                              Once your corn is sufficiently corned

                                                              • Chris Estabon
                                                                Chris Estabon  4 months back

                                                                Corn and cream? Cream is 45 calories per tbsp. I can only imagine how many are in that bowl.

                                                                • Lilly Nerob
                                                                  Lilly Nerob  4 months back

                                                                  This recipe was so good! Everyone was blown away by how creamy and flavorful it was. Thanks a ton Babish! You saved dinner night!

                                                                  • K9TheFirst1
                                                                    K9TheFirst1  4 months back

                                                                    You know, if you had simply left the sliced sandwich as sticks, you would have had a perfect series of Grilled Cheese Sticks. It might not be exactly new for all I know, but it's new and novel to me.

                                                                    • Kyle Anderson
                                                                      Kyle Anderson  4 months back

                                                                      Basics with Babish suggestion: Meals to take to work.

                                                                      Give us recipes that we can refrigerate overnight and microwave without being at all nasty or boring.

                                                                      • The Goodest Boye
                                                                        The Goodest Boye  4 months back

                                                                        I know this is late but isn't white bread not vegan?

                                                                        • Zoe Y
                                                                          Zoe Y  5 months back

                                                                          More vegan episodes please! I love watching your episodes but it does feel like a sweet sweet torture at some points!

                                                                          • Cường Hoàng
                                                                            Cường Hoàng  5 months back

                                                                            Seem tasty

                                                                            • chanel8861
                                                                              chanel8861  5 months back

                                                                              Can I use an immersion blender?

                                                                              • yeet man
                                                                                yeet man  5 months back

                                                                                It's a Saturday night, old spice bring back potato skins like of u get it 🥵🥵🥵👀👀🥵🔥🔥

                                                                                • Grinchler
                                                                                  Grinchler  5 months back

                                                                                  so tomato soup is basicly tomato sauce blended with white bread?

                                                                                  • Jeff Stiles
                                                                                    Jeff Stiles  5 months back

                                                                                    Mmm. That looks like some delicious tomato soup. Think I will try that.

                                                                                    • Shikhar Srivastava
                                                                                      Shikhar Srivastava  5 months back

                                                                                      Make sure you cool the soup before blending
                                                                                      I learned that the hard way

                                                                                      • London M
                                                                                        London M  5 months back

                                                                                        it's 4:30am and I'm on the verge of tears because I finally have a good, creamy, DAIRY FREE tomato soup that's not essentially just watered down pasta sauce. the dairy allergy struggles are all too real

                                                                                        • Boo Bax
                                                                                          Boo Bax  5 months back

                                                                                          Grilled. Cheese. Croutons.

                                                                                          • Holly Williams
                                                                                            Holly Williams  5 months back

                                                                                            Is there a reason you didnt cover the tomato soup when simmering for (up to) one hour? I dont trust mine to not reduce to a paste :(

                                                                                            • Allen Lewis
                                                                                              Allen Lewis  5 months back

                                                                                              I thought it was going to be even more basic than that... like "Here's some examples of canned vegetables that go well together in a blender! Microwave and enjoy!" I should have known better.

                                                                                              • Gregory Specht
                                                                                                Gregory Specht  5 months back

                                                                                                yo babs(andrew if you prefer) considering the amount of butter/bacon grease and sugar in your life, how do you stay thin?? real question... I need answers