Cold soups are great year-round. Not only are they easy to make, but they're also amazingly customizable, ultra comforting, and of course, the perfect thing to dip crusty bread into. If you've never tried a chilled soup before, you're in for a treat. Ready to get refreshed? Check out these recipes.
Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho with Shrimp
Sweet-tart pineapple adds a nice balance to a classic gazpacho. Garnish with shrimp tossed with cilantro and macadamia nuts for a meal.
This soup is sweet and savory; it's the perfect cold meal for a summer evening. Make sure to serve it well chilled.
Savory Honeydew and Almond Gazpacho
For a smoother, more velvety texture, strain this soup through a fine sieve before serving.
Sweet Corn Soup with Peaches
This soup captures summer's best flavors: sweet corn, juicy peaches and fragrant basil.
Traditionally made with tomatoes, this refreshing twist on an old favorite can be served as a dessert soup at the end of a hearty meal.
Chilled Peach Soup
Serve this refreshing summer soup in cups or bowls, garnished with fragrant sprigs of mint.
Cold soups like this one are welcome refreshers in the summer months. Garnish with a bit of crumbled feta or goat cheese.
Provençal Tomato Soup
This versatile soup is delicious served either hot or chilled. You can even make it a main course by adding a few cups of cooked chickpeas.
Cold Grilled Heirloom Tomato Soup with Crab and Chives
This refreshing soup makes for an excellent lunch or light dinner. Look for fragrant heirloom tomatoes in late summer.
There is nothing like a cup of icy cold gazpacho for a perfectly refreshing summer lunch on a blistering hot day.