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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

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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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."

Herbed Gazpacho

Herbed Gazpacho

Herbed Gazpacho

For a unique first course, serve this colorful soup from Carole Benson, Cabazon, California. Chilled V-8 juice is the base for this soup that's chock-full of generous chunks of chopped tomatoes, green pepper and cucumber. "Garnish each bowl with shrimp for a fancy finish," suggests Carole.

Chilled Asparagus Soup

Chilled Asparagus Soup

Chilled Asparagus Soup

This is a delightful soup that's perfect for hot weather. The curry seasoning comes through just right.

Swedish Fruit Soup

Swedish Fruit Soup

Swedish Fruit Soup

Our children expect me to make this sweet soup for the holidays. It's a delicious dessert served with pound cake and whipped cream...or offer it as a fruit compote for brunch.

Garbanzo Gazpacho

Garbanzo Gazpacho

Garbanzo Gazpacho

This chunky chilled soup is terrific in warm weather, but our family loves it so much I often prepare it in winter, too. I made some slight changes to suit our tastes, and the fresh flavorful combination has been a favorite ever since. —Mary Ann Gomez Lombard, Illinois
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