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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

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
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Starry Fruit Soup

Starry Fruit Soup

Starry Fruit Soup

"If you want to make a soup that your children will love, try this cool and refreshing summer blend," recommends Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. The impressive star design is simple to create with sweetened sour cream.

Strawberry Dessert Soup

Strawberry Dessert Soup

Strawberry Dessert Soup

From Sharon Delaney-Chronis in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin: When I first prepared this change-of-pace soup for a party, everyone called it a hit! My husband always likes it warmed up, but I prefer my soup chilled. Any leftovers, we drizzle over frozen custard for a fresh, fruity topping. — Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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.

Black Bean Gazpacho

Black Bean Gazpacho

Black Bean Gazpacho

"I first tried this colorful chilled soup at my best friend's house during one of the hottest summers I can remember," recalls Shelley Graff of Philo, Illinois. "Its garden-fresh flavor really hit the spot!"

Cajun Gazpacho

Cajun Gazpacho

Cajun Gazpacho

Horseradish, spices and slightly sweet balsamic vinegar give this gazpacho its Cajun flair. Served chilled, it’s one of the best starters you can have in the heat of the summer.—Denise Klibert, Shreveport, Louisiana

Fresh Fruit Soup

Fresh Fruit Soup

Fresh Fruit Soup

Entertaining is a big part of a military wife's life—my husband was a career Army man—so my soup got much use! It's a great cool-down after Mexican food, but I've also served it with butter cookies at a baby shower. —Jenny Sampson, Layton, Utah

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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