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Cold Soups

Now you can drink soup even in the heat of summer with these refreshing recipes for cold soups, including gazpacho, cucumber soup, strawberry soup, cold tomato soup, fruit soup, cold potato soup, melon soup and more.

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Summer Strawberry Soup

Summer Strawberry Soup

Summer Strawberry Soup

You'll be amazed that just five ingredients can create something so spectacular! This fruity chilled soup is certain to become a new summertime favorite. —Verna Bollin, Powell, Tennessee

Refreshing Gazpacho

Refreshing Gazpacho

Refreshing Gazpacho

When fresh garden tomatoes are available, I make this soup. The recipe looks like a lot of ingredients, but most of them are common pantry items. —Amy Gurganus, Plymouth, North Carolina

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

This dish comes in handy for luncheons in summer since it's so colorful and refreshing. I prepare it a day ahead using garden vegetables. The flavor gets even better as it sits in the refrigerator overnight. -Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
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Shrimp Gazpacho

Shrimp Gazpacho

Shrimp Gazpacho

This refreshing tomato-based soup from our Test Kitchen features shrimp, cucumber and avocados.

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

“This is a delightfully simple, elegant dish. Serve as a side or with pita and hummus for a meal. It’s so refreshing-guests will love it!” Nicole Deelah - Nashville, Tennessee

Chilled Corn and Shrimp Soup

Chilled Corn and Shrimp Soup

Chilled Corn and Shrimp Soup

Hot days call for cool foods, like this refreshing soup. Both filling and flavorful, it uses the best of summer’s bounty. Seasonings can be adjusted to your tastes.—Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

Golden Summer Peach Gazpacho

Golden Summer Peach Gazpacho

Golden Summer Peach Gazpacho

Since peaches and tomatoes are in season together, I like to blend them into a cool, delicious soup. Leftovers keep well in the fridge—but they rarely last long enough to get there.—Julie Hession, Las Vegas, Nevada

Summer Fruit Soup

Summer Fruit Soup

Summer Fruit Soup

"I've served this delightful medley for 37 years, and it has never failed to elicit raves from those eating it," assures Gladys De Boer of Castleford, Idaho.

Chilled Bean Soup

Chilled Bean Soup

Chilled Bean Soup

Betty Nickels of Tampa, Florida combines crunchy fresh veggies with black beans and a splash of hot pepper sauce to create this spicy chilled soup. "I often server this during the warm summer months, when tomatoes are in season," Betty writes. "It tastes best when you let it mellow overnight in the refrigerator."

Quick Chilled Blueberry Soup

Quick Chilled Blueberry Soup

Quick Chilled Blueberry Soup

When I serve this fruit soup on a warm summer evening, my guests are always delighted. Compliments abound for this sweet and creamy meal starter.

Raspberry-Cranberry Soup

Raspberry-Cranberry Soup

Raspberry-Cranberry Soup

Served hot, this beautiful tangy soup helps beat the winter "blahs". On a sunny summer day, it's refreshing cold. I have fun serving it because people are so intrigued with the idea of a fruit soup. Even doubters scrape their bowls clean. -Susan Stull, Chillicothe, Missouri
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