Here Are 25 Extremely Refreshing Cold Soups That'll Help You Beat The Heat

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Summer is in full force, and any way to stay cool is more than welcome. Here are 25 recipes for chilled soups that are tasty, creative, and cooler than a breeze on a sweltering day.

1.Chilled Fresh Pea Soup With Crab & Guacamole Salad

Chilled Fresh Pea Soup with Crab & Guacamole Salad

You can make the soup up to 48 hours in advance and the crab salad just before serving, so you can put this meal together if you're under a time crunch.

Recipe: Chilled Fresh Pea Soup With Crab & Guacamole Salad

2.Chilled Vidalia Onion Soup

Chilled Vidalia Onion Soup

Calling all onion lovers!! The ingredient list for this soup is short, but the end result is sweet and creamy. Bonus: It's vegetarian!

Recipe: Chilled Vidalia Onion Soup

3.Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

For a bit of crunch, you can top this vibrant gazpacho with slices of cucumber or jalapeño or both!

Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

4.Chilled Sweet Corn Soup With Coconut Milk

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup with Coconut Milk

The blogger who created this recipe says that "With its balance of sweetness and spice, this soup needs an aromatic white wine that’s in total harmony with those elements." They suggest pairing the soup with a Gewürztraminer or an off-dry Riesling.

Recipe: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup With Coconut Milk

5.Moroccan Carrot Summer Soup

Moroccan Carrot Summer Soup

If you're not convinced that chilled soup is for you (give it a try though!), this spiced carrot soup can be served at room temperature.

Recipe: Moroccan Carrot Summer Soup



Swiss chard, yogurt, and rice come together to create this Assyrian soup that can be served cold or warm.

Recipe: Booshala

7.Mul Naengmyeon (Korean Cold Noodle Soup)

Mul Naengmyeon (Korean Cold Noodle Soup)

Icy cold broth + chewy noodles = a tasty summer cool down.

Recipe: Mul Naengmyeon (Korean Cold Noodle Soup)

8.Chilled Golden Beet Soup With Dill & Beet Greens Gremolata

Chilled Golden Beet Soup with Dill & Beet Greens Gremolata

Aside from the gremolata topping, this soup only has three ingredients, making this a great quick meal!

Recipe: Chilled Golden Beet Soup With Dill & Beet Greens Gremolata

9.Ajo Blanco

Ajo Blanco

This vegan Spanish soup, sometimes called "white gazpacho," is topped with green grapes and mint for a fresh counter to its creaminess.

Recipe: Ajo Blanco

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10.Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

The only piece of kitchen equipment you'll need for this soup is a blender or a food processor. If you want to spice it up a bit, you can blend in a few jalapeños.

Recipe: Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

11.Chilled Zucchini Basil Soup

Chilled Zucchini Soup

Hemp and pumpkin seeds make this chilled soup creamy without using cream.

Recipe: Chilled Zucchini Soup

12.Chilled Raspberry-Chile Soup

Chilled Raspberry-Chile Soup

Looking for a new dessert to enjoy at the end of a meal? Try this fruit soup that has just a hint of heat.

Recipe: Chilled Raspberry-Chile Soup

13.Farmers' Market Chilled Soup With Cucumber Salad

Farmers' Market Chilled Soup with Cucumber

All you have to do to bring this vegan soup together is chop, marinate, blend, and strain.

Recipe: Farmers' Market Chilled Soup With Cucumber

14.Chilled Beetroot Soup With Garlic and Thyme Toasts

Chilled Beetroot Soup with Garlic and Thyme Toasts

This recipe had me at garlic and thyme toasts, which make the perfect dipping vessel for the sweet and earthy soup.

Recipe: Chilled Beetroot Soup With Garlic and Thyme Toasts

15.Chilled Curried Pumpkin Soup “Milkshakes”

Chilled Curried Pumpkin Soup “Milkshakes”

Pumpkin soups are usually associated with the fall season, but this blogger's gluten-free recipe shows that it can be delicious in the summer months as well.

Recipe: Chilled Curried Pumpkin Soup “Milkshakes”

16.Refreshing Hungarian Cherry Soup

Refreshing Hungarian Soup

Feel free to toss in other fruits like apples or pears with the sweet and sour cherries that go into this dessert soup.

Recipe: Refreshing Hungarian Cherry Soup

17.Chogyetang (Chilled Chicken Soup)

Chogyetang (Chilled Chicken Soup)

Vinegar and hot mustard give Chogyetang its tangy flavor. Feel free to customize it by adding pickled radish and carrots, or serving it with noodles.

Recipe: Chogyetang (Chilled Chicken Soup)



You can make this herby dish vegetarian by simply omitting the ham and eggs.

Recipe: Okroshka

19.Chilled Corn and Crab Bisque

Chilled Corn and Crab Bisque

Even though this is a corn-based soup, there are strong seafood flavors due to the addition of fish sauce and a crab or shrimp topping.

Recipe: Chilled Corn and Crab Bisque

20.Cold Tahini & Cucumber Soup

Cold Tahini & Cucumber Soup

This soup is full of fresh herbs ( you can use any combination you'd like), and can be made thicker by simply adding olive oil or toasted bread.

Recipe: Cold Tahini & Cucumber Soup

21.Mung Bean (Chinese Green Bean) Soup

Mung Bean (Chinese Green Bean) Soup

The mung beans are brought to a boil and then slightly sweetened in this simple recipe. The best part? You can also eat it warm when the weather outside eventually gets cold.

Recipe: Mung Bean (Chinese Green Bean) Soup

22.Melon Soup With a Hint of Chilli

Melon Soup with a Hint of Chilli

This sweet-and-spicy soup works great as an appetizer, so grab the shot glasses and some straws!

Recipe: Melon Soup With a Hint of Chilli

23.Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup

Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup

All of the strawberries' great flavor is brought out by combining them with dry Sherry before roasting.

Recipe: Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup

24.Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup With Grilled Scallions

Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions

Between the cool, herb-y soup and the warm, grilled toppings, this dish is anything but one note.

Recipe: Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup With Grilled Scallions

25.Chilled Pineapple Soup Shots

Chilled Pineapple Soup Shots

It only takes 20 minutes for this sweet and savory soup to come together —perfect for those scorching afternoons and sweltering nights.

Recipe: Chilled Pineapple Soup Shots


What's your favorite chilled soup? Share in the comments!