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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.

Cool Raspberry Soup

Cool Raspberry Soup

Cool Raspberry Soup

An exquisite combination of spices and a rich berry flavor make this beautiful soup so refreshing. It's a lovely and tasty way to begin a luncheon. Your guests will rave about the special treat. —Janet Mooberry, Peoria, Illinois

Chilled Sorrel Soup

Chilled Sorrel Soup

Chilled Sorrel Soup

This is a tart, refreshing cold soup with lovely spring green color. I especially like serving sorrel this way.—Sarah Seltzer, Sacramento, California

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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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. We're now retired here in the Utah Rockies. Both of our sons are grown.

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

Summer Gazpacho

Summer Gazpacho

Summer Gazpacho

Served as an appetizer or a light summer lunch, this very refreshing cold soup is definitely representative of Southwest cooking. The recipe is versatile, too-you can add or subtract various ingredients according to your own tastes.

Danish Fruit Soup

Danish Fruit Soup

Danish Fruit Soup

I've been making this colorful dessert since 1961, and my whole family just loves it. It's a great way to enjoy fruit in winter.

Summertime Melon Soup

Summertime Melon Soup

Summertime Melon Soup

Valerie Black reports from Fairfield Bay, Arkansas that her summertime soup always elicits a sweet response. "Guests never fail to request the recipe," she reveals. "To make it look even better, I often serve it in cantaloupe 'bowls'.

Simple Gazpacho

Simple Gazpacho

Simple Gazpacho

"Simple-as-can-be" best describes this hearty cold soup from Chris Brooks of Prescott, Arizona. "You just chop and combine the ingredients, then chill," she advises. "It tastes great with crunchy croutons or breadsticks."

Chilled Summer Berry Bisque

Chilled Summer Berry Bisque

Chilled Summer Berry Bisque

A blend of yogurt and spices thickens this cold blueberry soup and tempers the sweetness. It makes an attractive and healthy first course for a summer menu.—Arlene Knick, Newport News, Virginia

Ziploc Starry Fruit Soup

Ziploc Starry Fruit Soup

Ziploc Starry Fruit Soup

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