Summertime Melon Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


6-8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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'.


  • 5 cups seeded cubed watermelon
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 to 4 cantaloupes, optional
  • Additional fresh strawberries, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine watermelon and strawberries. Puree in batches in a blender, adding the sour cream, milk and sugar to the last batch. Pour into a 2-qt. container and mix well. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
  2. To serve soup in cantaloupe bowls, cut cantaloupes in half; hollow out melon and seeds, leaving about a 1-1/2-in. shell if desired. Cut a decorative edge if desired. Add soup; garnish with a strawberry if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 71 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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