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Chilled Melon Soup

Looking for something to put pizazz in a summer luncheon? Try this pretty, refreshing soup with a kick of cayenne pepper to get the conversation going. —Mary Lou Timpson, Colorado City, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 mint sprigs


  • Place the orange juice, yogurt and cantaloupe in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Add the honey, salt, nutmeg and cayenne; cover and process until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with mint sprigs.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 82 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

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  • Lauralouise
    Jun 12, 2010

    I have not made it yet, but when summer really hits here in Colo. Spgs. I will. I cannot understand the reviews saying that it sounded like the recipe called for chilies. There is a difference between chilies and chilled. I hope people will read the recipe once again. BD

  • Toni51
    Jun 12, 2010

    Goodness gracious, vieux. The recipe title is CHILLED Melon Soup, because it is CHILLED before serving, not because it has chilies in it.

  • vieux
    Jun 11, 2010

    I would make this again with severe modifications. Your title suggests the use of chilies. Shouldn't you use the bloody things? No one will detect 1/8 tsp. This is a decent recipe but to use a descriptor such as kick of cayenne? 1/8 tsp? Your friends are tasting a boring cantaloupe and orange juice with ...... nothing. Pump up the cayenne or chili of choice to at least 1/2 tsp or better, add some sea salt and play. sorry but as it is... boring

  • tkarinas
    Jun 11, 2010

    Chilled melon soup is a good, easy meal to make and one my family makes when we want a simple soup to eat. It's delicious and definitely going in my recipe box.