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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

Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

I enjoyed a cool berry soup at a restaurant several years ago. The manager gave me some of the ingredients and none of the amounts, so I tinkered with what I had to get this refreshing rendition. —Phyllis Hammes of Rochester, Minnesota

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
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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

Quick Gazpacho

Quick Gazpacho

Quick Gazpacho

Gazpacho is common fare here in the Southwest, and its variations are numerous. This one is simple, inexpensive, healthful and delicious. It works well as an appetizer, brunch dish or accompaniment to any meat entree. I prefer to make the tomato base the night before, but I've also made it early in the morning for serving with that night's supper.

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.

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.

Chilled Bean Soup

Chilled Bean Soup

Chilled Bean Soup

Betty Nickels of Tampa, Florida combines crunchy fresh veggies with black beans and a splash of hot pepper sauce to create this spicy chilled soup. "I often server this during the warm summer months, when tomatoes are in season," Betty writes. "It tastes best when you let it mellow overnight in the refrigerator."

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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