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Cold Soup? Don’t Knock It! Here’s 44 Tasty Cold Soups To Try!

If you are looking for unique and delightful cold soups, you have come to the right place. I have scoured the internet and collected 44 magnificent cold soup recipes.

When was the last time you had a lovely bowl of cold soup?  

Can’t remember? 

Well, it is time to fix that.  

Some chilled soup recipes may be seasonal depending on the ingredients, so keep that in mind as you read. 

Some are deliciously sweet, with others being satisfying and savory. 

All are refreshing, whether served as an appetizer or as part of the entree paired with a salad or sandwich.  

Cold soups are different by design from hot soups.  

I have found that a recipe for cold soup tends to focus on one (sometimes two) main ingredients, with the seasonings tailoring specifically to it rather than more and more items that you could add to the soup. 

Almost every recipe for chilled soup is pureed in a blender or with a hand immersion blender for silky smoothness. 

These recipes come in handy when you do not want to heat your kitchen or need to use up fruits and veggies that are quickly approaching an over-ripe state. 

Also, many cold soups are vegetable-based, such as the Ajo Blanco and Chilled Fennel And Grapefruit Soup.

However, if you are into light meal or starter, pick #40

Additionally, you can serve some cold soup recipes warm as well, so YAY for flexibility in a recipe! 

Do not underestimate the power of a delicious topping beautifully placed on the chilled soup before serving! 

Cold soups can often be thin, but this one is hearty with corn and snow crab meat. 

Simple but elegant is a great way to describe the richly textured soup. 

Almond milk serves as the base. 

Choose your seasonings to flavor to your liking, spicy or not. 

Lime juice is added at the end before chilling. 

Crabmeat, avocado, and cilantro are beautifully added to the serving bowls.

Cucumber chilled soup is beyond cool and refreshing. 

This gazpacho combines cucumber with garlic, onions, almonds, and a bit of apple cider vinegar, and before you say that does not sound like a good combo, trust me, it works when it is all blended! 

Serve with beautifully sliced radishes on top.

Apricots provide the sweetness in this recipe for cold soup

Regular ones will do, but black velvet apricots are juicier. 

Crush the apricots and put them in the food processor for a bit. 

Next added will be fresh lime, sherry vinegar, pepper. 

Chill for a while and just for fun, serve with minced red onion and an ice cube!

Consider this Russian Okroshka Soup for one of the most beautiful chilled soups around. 

Many variations are available, but this one begins with cooked and diced potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, radishes, and scallions. 

It gets exciting when unsweetened Kefir and mineral water are added, plus fresh dill and mint. 

After chilling, it is served with dollops of sour cream on top. 

Lovely and unique.

Consider this Russian Okroshka Soup for one of the most beautiful chilled soups around. 

Many variations are available, but this one begins with cooked and diced potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, radishes, and scallions. 

It gets exciting when unsweetened Kefir and mineral water are added, plus fresh dill and mint. 

After chilling, it is served with dollops of sour cream on top. 

Lovely and unique.

There may be no other natural color more vibrant than beets. 

This recipe for cold soup for beet gazpacho is eye-catching with its deep beetroot color! 

Throw in some cucumber, onion, garlic, and fresh dill, and it is hearty! 

Triple win! 

Pro-tip is to cook the beets the day before, chilled before making. 

Garnish with avocado, diced beets, or yogurt. 

It is stunning!

Another vegetable is front and center in this chilled soup, carrots! 

Another beautiful bowl with an orange hue and lovely green garnishes of hemp seeds, pepitas, or microgreens. 

The carrots are combined with lemongrass (or lime zest), coconut milk, red curry paste, garlic, sherry vinegar, and olive oil. 

A high-speed blender makes the soup that needs to chill for several hours.

Fresh ingredients always give the best outcome with a recipe for chilled soup. 

But if they are not available, it is not a deal-breaker by any means.

For this sweet corn soup, yellow cherry tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, garlic, jalapeno, 
onion and corn are combined and salted, then left to sit out on the counter for an hour or so. 

Lastly, blend it up till smooth and serve with cilantro.

What I love about this list of cold soups is that even if ingredients are repeatedly used, the end product looks different. 

It is all about knowing what flavors and seasonings to combine! 

Here we start with a base of Greek yogurt, dill, garlic, and salt. 

Milk is then added to thin it out. 

They are beautifully presented with a fresh mint sprig on top.

This chilled soup starts by cooking onion and garlic in “butter” in an ovenproof skillet! 

Then add pears, lemon juice, cinnamon, maple syrup, and plant-based milk. 

Broil for a bit, allow to cool a bit, and blend. 

Chill and garnish with sliced green onion. 

It is just a fabulous blend of sweet and savory!

The following recipe for cold soup is a dip-turned soup. 

No cooking is required here; just blend chickpeas, cumin, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil. 

After the water is also blended in, it will need to be strained. 

Season, chill and garnish with diced tomato, shallot, cucumber, mint, and feta cheese.

This chilled soup is a gazpacho with raw veggies. 

In this case, the chopped veggies of tomatoes (Sungold tomatoes for a yellow soup), bell pepper and onion are marinated in a vinaigrette of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper for 30 minutes. 

Afterward, blend, strain, and chill. 

The topping is a little “salad” of cucumber, red onion, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. 

Bright and beneficial to the body!

Disney knows how to do food on an epic scale, so you can be assured this strawberry cold soup recipe will be fantastic! 

What could be more impressive than strawberries, heavy cream, sour cream, and yogurt blended on low till smooth? 

Chill and use fresh strawberry halves or slices as a garnish. 

In my opinion, this recipe for Russian cold soup is a combination of okroshka and beet gazpacho, both listed above. 

This recipe makes ten servings which is a lot, so half the recipe if you do not want that much. 

Boil and shred beets. 

Add water and buttermilk, adding salt and sugar to taste. 

Finally, the sliced green onions, dill, and diced cucumbers.

Chill and garnish with half a boiled egg. 

Pretty in pink!

Pineapple is so delightful, and when added to this recipe for chilled soup, it combines with the cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, and salt for a zesty, pick-me-up gazpacho. 

Let the blender do all the work incorporating the flavors evenly throughout the soup. 

Chill in a glass container (not metal). 

Garnish with additional cilantro, chopped pineapple, or cucumber. 

Zippy and delightful!

For a cultural flair, this chilled Korean soup is unique. 

Seaweed rehydrated (if you like), water, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and salt are how the broth starts. 

Julienne cuts of the cucumber are then added to the broth. 

Finally, add green onions, red chili pepper powder, and sesame seeds. 

Chill and add ice when serving.  

If you need a quick and refreshing option for summer, this Cold Avocado Soup might be for you! 

All you need is two ripe avocados, half an English cucumber, plain 2% yogurt, and low sodium vegetable broth.

For spices, you’ll need lime juice, cilantro, salt, and garlic powder. 

Combine these ingredients in a food processor. 

Then, strain it for an extra smooth spoonful.

Serve chilled, and be sure to use all the soup within 24 hours, so the avocado doesn’t brown.

This summer soup has a sweet flavor and creamy texture. 

Cooking the cold corn soup is more involved than other summer soups, so only use this recipe if you have time! 

Create the corn stock with ears of fresh corn and water. 

Then add onion, leeks, garlic, butter, celery, salt, and cream to make the broth. 

Lastly, finish it off with coriander seeds, black peppercorns, a bay leaf, and sprigs of thyme. 

After cooking the corn soup, blend, strain, and chill the mixture. 

Enjoy this sweet and creamy cold summer soup at your next backyard dinner!

Zucchini is traditionally cooked, but it can be eaten raw. 

This recipe calls for raw zucchini, onion, and vegetable broth as its base. 

Spices include salt, pepper, olive oil, and the option to add heavy cream. 

Overall, this soup has a velvety texture and, as a plus, is a vibrant green color!

A take on a classic gazpacho, this recipe makes a huge batch. 

Store it in an airtight container to use throughout the week! 

This recipe calls for watermelon, red bell peppers, red tomatoes, green onion, English cucumber, and garlic. 

The spice list includes olive oil, red wine vinegar, basil, and sea salt. 

Blend this, and you’ve got a fantastic cold soup for warm days!

Cold Peach Soup is a great light meal for a hot summer day. 

The main ingredients are peaches, dry white wine, a simple spiced syrup, and cornstarch. 

Cinnamon, cloves, sugar, and water combine to make the simple spiced syrup. 

Top with whipped cream for a dessert soup perfect for summer nights. 

You can also let this mixture sit for a bit longer in the refrigerator and use it topping on other desserts like ice cream or cheesecake.

Serve this soup as a refreshing and cooling soup in a cute glass for the perfect summertime appetizer. 

The recipe calls for a summer melon, whole milk or Greek yogurt, lime juice, virgin olive oil, sea salt, and mint leaves. 

Pick a summer melon, like Leopard, Galia, or Crenshaw for the best taste. 

Blend and then strain for the perfect texture. 

Serve chilled!

This Spanish cold soup recipe is great as a main course in the summer months. 

Its main ingredient is almonds, specifically unblanched. 

Along with the almonds, the recipe requires garlic, sherry vinegar, salt, and Spanish olive oil. 

After blanching the almonds, you simply blend the mixture then cover it to chill. 

When you serve this chilled soup, add in a few ice cubes!

Many chilled soup recipes are no-cook. 

However, this one is an incredibly simple recipe. 

Blend the cucumbers, lemon juice, plain greek yogurt, garlic, fresh dill, olive oil, parsley, and salt. 

Once blended, pour into bowls and serve immediately. 

Be sure to set your blender on the puree setting for the best texture.

No summer dinner is complete without a refreshing classic gazpacho! 

This recipe is gluten-free and vegetarian. (Ed. Note: Please read the recipes thoroughly to ensure the ingredients meet your dietary requirements.)

In a blender or food processor, combine the ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, minced shallot, peeled garlic, olive oil, sherry vinegar, salt, and smoked paprika. 

Blend until it is smooth. 

Place in a dish and chill for more than 2 hours. 

Serve with homemade croutons!

A Vietnamese staple for breakfast, this sweet mung bean soup is perfect as a dessert soup on hot days.

The recipe is rather simple after the mung beans are soaked. 

Combine mung beans, vanilla extract, cold water, unsweetened coconut milk, and sugar to taste. 

The mixture is prepared hot on the stovetop but is stored cold and is served chilled. 

Feel free to add tapioca beads or vanilla ice cream on top!

Another Asian-inspired chilled soup is mul-naengmyeon.

This recipe is for icy cold noodles in the chilled broth. 

You should make the broth the night before so it can thoroughly chill!

It requires naengmyeon noodles and the broth they come with, Korean pears, kosher salt, English cucumbers, sugar, apple cider vinegar, ice cubes, toasted sesame seeds, and a hard-boiled egg. 

Though the process of making this soup can be tedious, it is worth it in the end for a unique main course for your summer dinners.

This dish is a quick and straightforward recipe for when you are tired of the summer heat. 

All you need is a ripe cantaloupe, orange juice, greek yogurt, honey, salt, and white wine vinegar. 

Puree the ingredients with an immersion blender or food processor. 

Blend until smooth and serve right away. 

Garnish with fresh herbs like mint or basil.

Some summer soups may feel more like drinks to you, and this is one of them. 

However, it is still a soup due to the texture of the puree once it has been made. 

For a boozy summer soup, process strawberries, sugar, and salt. 

Cover for two hours to chill. 

Add champagne just before serving!

Another variation on a classic gazpacho is the Green Tomato Gazpacho or the gazpacho Verde. 

Blend green tomatoes, green bell pepper, cucumbers, white onion, garlic cloves, avocado, parsley, mint, salt, lemon juice, and sherry vinegar. 

If the mixture comes out too thick, add a little water. It will thicken even more as it cools. 

This is a very colorful new way of making gazpacho that you are sure to enjoy on a hot day. 

Add a drizzle of olive oil to garnish.

Spain has a heavy influence on chilled soups. 

This Cherry Gazpacho is no different! It is made with cherries, tomatoes, peppers, and onion. 

It is best made in a food processor. 

Serve chilled with a little goat cheese as its topping. 

We love this recipe because it is a new way to make gazpacho without compromising the traditional aspects of the dish!

Chilled pea soup is the perfect cold soup for a summer day. 

It has a delicate flavor and is a beautiful hue of green. 

Along with peas, you will need vegetable broth, yellow onion, garlic, turmeric, minced thyme, salt, pepper, and olive oil. 

This Lithuanian-inspired dish is sure to impress on a hot summer day. 

You will need buttermilk, water, boiled beets, cucumbers, eggs, scallions, lemon juice, salt, sugar, and chopped dill. 

You have to combine the ingredients in a hot pot and let it get warm to mix properly. 

Chill for a few hours, and be sure to serve cold! Wait to add the eggs until serving, so they don’t soak up the pink color from the beets.

Keeping with the European theme, this Finnish Cold Blueberry Soup is a great summer soup reminiscent of farmer’s markets in Finland. 

Though it is a cold country, there are plenty of vibrant berries that grow there!

This recipe calls for blueberries, water, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom, coconut cream, and salt. 

After boiling the ingredients together on the stovetop, be sure to mash all the berries and then store them in the refrigerator. 

Serve cold or at room temperature topped with cream.

Another dessert soup, this Mango Ginger Soup, will go great with a long, hot summer night. 

You can let it sit in the refrigerator for longer if you prefer it more thick than creamy. 

Blend fresh mango, onion,  buttermilk, ginger, and lime.

Chill for at least an hour.

A British classic, this Leek & Potato Chilled Soup are some of the best recipes for chilled soup. 

You will need to cook this soup hot and then let it chill before serving. 

Be sure to use an immersion blender while blending hot ingredients. 

Add in leeks, celery, carrots, butter, and olive oil in your pan. 

Then add the potato and let it simmer for a half-hour. 

Blend the soup to a coarse consistency, transfer it back to the pan, and add spices. 

Then chill before serving.

This is similar to a gazpacho, but it is blended instead of chopped. 

You will need tomatoes, white bread like ciabatta without the crusts, sherry vinegar, grated garlic, kosher salt, and olive oil. 

Pulse the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. 

Strain the soup and place it in a bowl to chill. 

At a minimum, chill for one hour or at most overnight. 

Serve very cold!

A Hawaiian-style cold soup is exactly what you need during the warm summer months! 

Cook this soup in a stockpot, then blend for the best texture. 

Serve at room temperature or chill overnight and serve cold the next day. 

You will need shallots, garlic, lemon and lime zest, vegetable broth, soy sauce, fresh basil leaves, edamame, coconut milk, ginger, lemongrass, and a type of chile for a hint of spice.

Fennel has an earthy taste, so if you are looking for an earthy flavor with a slightly tangy flavor, this is for you! 

You will need fennel, olive oil, water, grapefruit juice, and a pinch of sugar. 

This is a simple recipe, but you have to cook it on the stove and store it overnight for the finished product.

This is the perfect cold soup to pair with a summer salad or main dish. 

You will need coconut oil, onion, ginger, turmeric, salt, lime juice, and lime zest, coconut milk, one Yukon gold potato, and of course, fresh corn kernels. 

Cold coconut corn soup pairs well with many toppings, so go crazy on the topping and top it off with anything you like! 

This is a creamy soup that keeps for about three days. 

Jade Soup is a bright green vegetarian soup filled with flavor. 

It is perfect for a light dinner or an appetizer. 

You will need leeks, vegetable stock, olive oil, garlic, red potato, salt, black pepper, zucchini, spinach, arugula, parsley, chives, and basil

This long list of green ingredients is what gives it its beautiful color and earthy flavor. 

After thoroughly cooking the vegetables on the stovetop, blend the mixture and let chill until time to serve.

Another soup with vibrant green hues, earthy flavor, and smooth texture is the watercress and spinach soup. 

Add together onion, potato, watercress, olive oil, spinach, chicken stock, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a pan on the stove. 

Heat until all vegetables are cooked. 

Move over to an immersion blender and puree until smooth. 

Chill overnight. 

Before serving, run it through a sieve one more time for the ultimate velvety texture.

Chilled Polish Sorrel Soup is a classic Polish dish. 

It is a simple recipe. 

All you need is sorrel, water, paprika, beaten eggs, and sour cream for garnish. 

Cook the sorrel on the stove until it is soft. 

Add the hot mixture over the beaten eggs and whisk until thoroughly combined and thick. 

Strain it, then cool it until you are ready to serve. 

Add a dollop of sour cream on the top, and you’ve got the perfect summer soup!

The bottom line

These recipes are incredibly easy to make and store. 

For many recipes, the only kitchen tool you need is a food processor and immersion blender. 

The ingredient list is often short, which makes summer soups the perfect meal for a busy summer day. 

I sincerely hope you try one or three of these cold soups. 

Each included recipe for chilled soup is an experience for the table and the taste buds.

The BEST Cold Soups

The BEST Cold Soups

Want the best cold soup recipes? Check out our 44 cold soups—they're all comforting and delicious!

Ingredients

  • Chilled Corn & Crab Soup
  • Chilled Cucumber Gazpacho
  • Refreshing Apricot Gazpacho
  • Pea & Mint Soup
  • Russian Okroshka Soup
  • Chilled Beet Gazpacho
  • Carrot Coconut Soup
  • Chilled Sweet Corn Soup
  • Chilled Greek Yogurt Soup With Cucumbers And Dill
  • Vegan Cold Pear Soup
  • Chilled Hummus Soup
  • Farmers Market Chilled Soup With Cucumber Salad
  • Disney World's Strawberry Soup
  • Russian Cold Soup (Holodnik)
  • Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho
  • Korean Cold Cucumber Soup (Oi-Naengguk)
  • Cold Avocado Soup
  • Cold Corn Soup
  • Cold Zucchini Soup
  • Watermelon Gazpacho
  • Cold Peach Soup
  • Chilled Melon Soup
  • Ajo Blanco
  • No-Cook Cold Cucumber Soup
  • Classic Gazpacho
  • Chilled Mung Bean Dessert Soup
  • Mul-Naengmyeon
  • Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
  • Strawberry Champagne Soup
  • Green Tomato Gazpacho
  • Cherry Gazpacho
  • Chilled Pea Soup
  • Cold Beet Soup
  • Finnish Cold Blueberry Soup
  • Mango Ginger Soup
  • Leek & Potato Chilled Soup
  • Salmorejo
  • Cold Coconut Edamame Soup
  • Chilled Fennel & Grapefruit Soup
  • Cold Coconut Corn Soup
  • Dilled Avgolemono Soup
  • Cool Jade Soup
  • Chilled Watercress & Spinach Soup
  • Polish Sorrel Soup (Zupa Szczawiowa)

Instructions

  1. Pick one or more options from our 44 cold soup recipes!
  2. Combine them to make your new favorite dish.
  3. Enjoy your home cooked meal!
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