Cold Soup Recipes to Make for Hot Summer Days

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When the temperatures rise, don’t skip meals; make cold soup recipes instead. Many don’t know about cold soup recipes beyond gazpacho. Chilled soups may use sweet or savory ingredients. Serve them as appetizers or light meals. When the Texas Hill Country heat rises, whip up one of these chilled soups to keep yourself and your kitchen cool.

Pea and Mint Soup

Cold Soup Recipes Pea and Mint Soup

Photo: Pinterest/Not Enough Cinnamon

You likely know the icy sensation your taste buds get from eating mint. But, have you thought to pair mint with peas? Not Enough Cinnamon created a pea and mint soup recipe you may serve either hot or cold. During the summer, try this soup chilled for a refreshingly different dinner.

Cold Cucumber Buttermilk Soup

Cold Cucumber Buttermilk Soup

Photo: Pinterest/Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Just a Little Bit of Bacon eschews bacon in favor of fresh summer cucumbers and buttermilk in this cooling recipe. Among cold soup recipes, this one takes advantage of the creaminess of buttermilk, which rarely gets the appreciation it deserves. If you love the tang of Greek yogurt, you’ll like the flavor of buttermilk in this recipe.

Thai Gazpacho

Cold Soup Recipes Thai Gazpacho

Photo: Pinterest/I’m Bored Let’s Go

Many serve gazpacho during the hot summer months. This tomato and cucumber soup uses the bounty of fresh produce from gardens and markets. If you tire of the standard gazpacho, try I’m Bored Let’s Go’s Thai gazpacho. While this recipe incorporates the tomatoes and cucumbers found in traditional gazpacho recipes, it takes a twist with the other ingredients such as coconut milk, lime, and fish sauce. This chilled soup makes a great way to change up your summer meals while keeping the entrees cool and light.

Chilled Mango Raspberry Soup

Chilled Soup Recipes Mango Raspberry Soup

Photo: Pinterest/It’s Yummy Bec Heflin

A listing of cold soup recipes would be incomplete without a chilled fruit soup? The summer brings numerous fresh fruits that blend well with yogurt or milk to create thick, creamy, cooling soups. Bec Heflin created this chilled mango raspberry soup that only requires a blender to make. Frozen fruit saves time and effort in the preparation, and the vitamin-packed fruit and minimal ingredients make this recipe both healthy and fast.

Avocado Bisque with Shrimp

Avocado Bisque with Shrimp

Photo: Pinterest/ifoodreal

Think avocado just goes in guacamole and on toast? Prepare iFoodReal’s avocado bisque cold soup with shrimp. Make this using leftover shrimp, and you won’t feel hungry in an hour. Try this the next time you are looking for cold soup recipes that fill you up with protein and vegetables.

Zucchini and Basil Soup

Zucchini and Basil Soup

Photo: Pinterest/Love and Lemons

Zucchini abounds during the summer. This plant produces heavily when the zucchini on its vines ripen. When you see zucchini on sale, stock up to make this luscious summer soup from Love and Lemons that uses both zucchini and basil. The brilliant green color attests to the vibrancy of the vegetables you use. Though you cook some ingredients, serve this soup chilled or at room temperature for the best flavor.