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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.

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.

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.
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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

Chilled Spiced Strawberry Soup

Chilled Spiced Strawberry Soup

Chilled Spiced Strawberry Soup

Guests at my garden theme party loved the flavor of this beautiful fruit soup, calling it elegant, surprising and a real treat! Strawberry yogurt, pureed berries and a spicy syrup are blended to produce a fancy first course. —Sara Laker Loda, Illinois

Chilled Cream of Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cream of Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cream of Cucumber Soup

"We grow lots of cukes in North Carolina, and plenty are available from friends if you don't happen to have a garden," writes Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina. "This is a good make-ahead summer soup that is so cool and refreshing. If people like cucumbers, they will enjoy this-even those who say they don't care for cold soup."

Garden-Fresh Gazpacho

Garden-Fresh Gazpacho

Garden-Fresh Gazpacho

Nothing equals the taste of an ice-cold bowl of gazpacho on a hot summer day— I was hooked from the first spoonful! I found this recipe when I was looking for something to make with the abundance of tomatoes from my garden.

Low-Fat Gazpacho

Low-Fat Gazpacho

Low-Fat Gazpacho

This soup often appears on my menu when I'm entertaining. It's a real favorite because I can make it ahead.

Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold Cucumber Soup

I love trying to duplicate restaurant dishes at home. Friends and family tell me they like the results!

Borscht Soup

Borscht Soup

Borscht Soup

After a busy day, I like to unwind by creating something delicious for dinner. This recipe proves great meals can be quick.—Courtney Bird, Papillion, Nebraska
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