In this video, you’ll see how to make cream of asparagus soup, the unbelievably easy and classic spring soup. You’ll discover how to tell when the asparagus has achieved a state of perfect doneness. The recipe calls for chicken stock, but you can easily make this vegetarian by substituting vegetable stock. You’ll also see how to develop an extra fine and silky texture from your soup. Finish it off with some heavy cream (or don’t, the cream is actually optional) and a drizzle of Parmesan lemon cream—Chef John will also show you how to make the super-easy lemon cream. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Cream of Asparagus Soup. Mmm, it’s simply the perfect soup for springtime!