7 Cold Summer Soups

On hot and steamy summer days, aside from a cold shower or popsicle, a chilled, refreshing soup is a fantastic way to cool yourself down. Though gazpacho probably comes to mind for most people as the only cold soup out there, there are actually many different options available. From a spring soup of peas and mint to a late summer zucchini and curry combination, we've created seven fantastic recipes for you to choose from. 


Chilled Pea and Mint Soup

Sweet peas and mint are a classic English combination, and the ingredients combine to create a very simple chilled soup for warm weather dining...

— Valaer Murray


Chilled Butternut-Coconut Soup

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a bowl of cold soup.

— Molly Aronica



Cold Zucchini Soup with Curry & Mint

The favorite — make that only — cold soup in my recipe repertoire, this dish is a summer staple. 

— Maryse Chevriere


Two Melon Soup

When the weather gets hot, nothing beats a chilled soup. 

— Allison Beck



Spicy Avocado Soup Shooters

This spicy and creamy soup is best served as an hors d'oeuvre with grilled shrimp or pieces of jumbo lump crabmeat on top. 

— Yasmin Fahr





Vichyssoisse de Courgettes

Cold soup. Some people like it, some don't. It can be a pretty wonderful, refreshing experience for the palate. 

— Arthur Bovino



People do all kinds of awful things to this classic Andalusian soup. I've had it made with ketchup, cream of tomato soup, and hot sauce. 

— Colman Andrews