A cold soup can be the perfect answer to a hot day, a hot kitchen, and in fact, you still need to eat! These refreshing cold soup recipes are a must-have for a hot summer day!
Delicious cold soup recipes are usually quick to make, and once stored in the fridge, they provide a simple dish that can be easily enjoyed to beat the summer heat.
A cold soup can also be served as an elegant entertaining first course or main course that can be prepared ahead and then decorated with pretty ingredients and tasty extras like fresh herbs.
This a collection of the best ones that you can rely on. They are all a perfect summer’s treat; where some can be served hot, they are all utterly delicious iced on a warm day.
What Soups Can Be Served Cold?
Easy answer – any hot soups can be served cold that you like the idea of, but there are some simple soup recipes that are far better suited.
Fruit-based salad vegetables or vegetables with a high-water content are exceptionally good as they are light, refreshing, and have a crisp texture.
Best Cold Soup Recipes
1. Watermelon Gazpacho
A gazpacho is a Spanish soup that can have many variations. This fruit soup is just that, a variation on a stunning traditional dish, and this one is based on watermelon and not the usual bread.
With garlic, onions, pepper, English cucumber, and fresh tomatoes, it still has a deeply savory kick that balance so well.
2. Thai Mango Gazpacho
Another variation on the Spanish soup, but this creamy soup uses mango.
A pretty sweet base, but this one will give you a huge tropical twist in the best way with a blend of garlic, fresh mint, jalapeno, pepper, and onion.
You can add many extras, such as fish sauce and Thai basil, to find the perfect balance for your tastes.
3. Strawberry Soup
This a sweet, light, refreshing appetizer that you will find perfect for many occasions during the summer.
The good thing about this is that it uses a lot of strawberries!
So if you have gone a little mad at the farm pick-your-own or have a large patch of strawberries in your garden, this will be a delight to use them!
4. Two Zucchini Soup
These two soups will leave you spoilt for choice if you love zucchini. Both could be served hot, but I would suggest giving these a go cold, as the taste is amazing!
Zucchini is matched with either a basil and lemon base or a spicy Thai one with lots of coconut and chili.
5. Creamy Avocado Pea Gazpacho
Another Spanish-inspired cold soup to be served ice cold. This one has the creamy addition of avocado, coconut, and peas, giving you a thickened texture instead of bread.
Lime, cilantro, and cucumber will give this cold soup a light and refreshing touch.
These simple lettuce salad recipes would make the perfect side for this gazpacho!
6. Chilled Peach Soup
This combination of cucumber and peach may seem odd, but it’s light and refreshing, and with the balance of garlic, it feels deeply good for you.
Basil is made into an oil to drizzle over this soup, and you’ll love the savory element of this.
7. Almond and Pineapple Cold Soup
Nutty, fresh, and filling, this soup has the base of bread and nuts, so it will keep you full but still give you a fresh taste.
It’s quite an elegant soup, so take a look if you are after something to show off a little, as the ideas for serving look amazing!
8. Polish Cold Beet Soup
This is a tangy, fresh, and amazing soup you will love. With kefir and yogurt, this soup will give you a good boost of gut health.
Adding chives, dill, and lemon will give your taste buds a good workout, and it’s a really fresh soup that can be enjoyed during the warmer months.
9. Cucumber Mint Gazpacho
Cucumber and mint are a classic combination, and this soup is certainly a classic. The color has been softened by adding plain yogurt, adding a fresh but creamy twist to this well-known soup.
10. Chilled Blueberry Soup
Just the color of this soup will have you feeling energized. Bright purple and gloriously summery, the anthocyanins will fill your body with some feel-good plant chemicals.
This soup has the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg, and this blends well with the sweetness.
11. Cold Cucumber Soup
I was dubious when I tried my first cold cucumber soup, but this is thick and delicious! It’s helped by the tip of salting the cucumber first, which removes some of the water.
The addition of lime and cumin gives this a really tasty twist.
12. Chilled Potato Soup
This may not sound the best, but this is so good! It’s based on a classic French soup called a vichyssoise, which sounds so much better.
Either way, it’s made from potato and leek, is deliciously light and fresh, and must be added to a cold soup collection.
If you are looking for low calorie vegetarian recipes, this is it!
13. Watermelon Gazpacho
When it’s uncomfortably hot, but you know you need to eat, this soup is the recipe to whizz together. It’s quick and refreshing but wonderfully spicy and savory to hit the spot on a hot day.
14. Vegan Gazpacho
This soup is perfect for those following an animal-free diet and provides a versatile soup if there are meat eaters at the table.
Some options in this recipe provide some protein-boosting ingredients that will keep everyone around the table happy and full.
15. Creamy Avocado Soup
This rich, thick, and utterly delicious soup will become a clear favorite with the whole family.
It is made by blending avocado, parmesan cheese, and milk and then a touch of lime and jalapeno to freshen it up.
16. Strawberry Mint Gazpacho
You really do need to try this soup if you can’t believe a blend of strawberries, tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno can work.
It’s cold and savory with a tasty sweetness that will have your taste buds dancing.
17. Persian Cold Yogurt Soup with Raisins
This intrigued me so much that I had to add this soup to the collection. It’s surprisingly fragrant with dill, mint, rose petals, and walnuts and quite different.
Thickened with Greek yogurt and freshened with cucumber, it’s a real delight.
18. Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup
This is another option for a potato and leek soup with the vegan addition of coconut milk. It has the added benefit of being an Instant Pot recipe.
This dish is one of the best low calorie soup recipes if you are on a low cal diet!
19. White Gazpacho with Grapes and Almonds
A fresh cucumber and grape soup, thickened with almonds, is blended with lemon and garlic and produces an addictive recipe. This will be a keeper if you like a fresh and healthy soup.
20. Yellow Tomato Gazpacho
This gazpacho is made with yellow tomato and will surprise you when you taste it.
You may be a little taken aback when you taste the deep tomato flavor but see the gloriously golden yellow color, which is not quite expected!
21. Cold Avocado Soup
This is as simple as they come. Made with cucumber, avocado, and yogurt and blended with cilantro, lime, and garlic, a quick whizz and lunch is served.
If you have extra avocados, this Avocado wrap with cucumbers would pair nicely with this soup!
22. Summer Gazpacho
With a summer gazpacho traditionally made with bread, it’s good to have a gluten-free version of this cold classic.
Made from tomatoes and a choice of different peppers, this is thickened and delicious without the bread addition.
23. Russian Cold Soup
What makes this Russian, you may ask? This will be the choice of fermented toppings you could add to the top of this filling soup, like kombucha or kefir.
It’s made from chicken, egg, radish, cucumber, and potatoes. What a different soup to be making this summer.
24. Spicy Cold Cucumber Soup
This one will wake you up and make your mouth water on a hot day.
This soup uses a roasted jalapeno which deepens the sweetness of the pepper and makes it more mellow – perfect for the mild taste of a cucumber.
25. Vegan Tomato Gazpacho
Macerated with basil and smoked paprika, this is a slightly different take on a traditional gazpacho that may quickly become a favorite. Perfect for a vegan diet too!
26. Creamy Chickpea Gazpacho
This recipe takes the traditional gazpacho, but instead of using bread to thicken, it uses chickpeas. Genius!
It’s gluten-free and also provides a good boost of protein, so a great idea to change an old idea.
27. Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Homemade Croutons
I included this soup as it is as delicious hot as cold. Plus, the crouton recipe is a real inspiration to make and worth the little effort required. You won’t go back to shop bought.
28. Fresh Pea Gazpacho
The color of this soup alone will fill you with a fresh and chilled feeling you will love on a hot day. It’s so pretty and could be used as an elegant dinner appetizer to refresh your friends or family.
This fresh gazpacho is a great healthy low calorie meal for picky eaters as well!
29. Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
This is gloriously simple, healthy, and also really easy to make. There are only a few ingredients and no added sugars or oils, just good food done well.
The cantaloupe and oranges will provide some natural sweetness and vitamin C.
30. Avocado Papaya Gazpacho
An exotic blend of creamy avocado and sweet, zingy papaya will take you to tropical shores in this savory gazpacho.
This full-on flavor soup has lime, cilantro, tomatoes, and peppers, and the papaya’s sweetness balances well.
31. Swedish Blueberry Soup
This traditional soup is full of plant phytochemicals that your body will love. The color really is something, and this soup is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone.
The addition of cardamon and cinnamon goes really well.
32. Mango Gazpacho Soup
With mango, turmeric, golden tomatoes, and sweetcorn, this chilled soup shines like a beautiful sun from your bowl.
It’s a delicious picture of taste, and the toppings lend themselves to a work of art you can eat.
33. Zucchini Yogurt Chilled Soup
This chilled soup allows you to bake, fry or steam your zucchini first, and it’s a great way to use up any leftovers you have prepared for another dish.
The precook of the zucchini deepens the flavor, and you will be hard-pushed to find a better version of this soup elsewhere.
34. Cold Strawberry Soup
This sweet, refreshing soup is a blend of strawberries with a hint of orange, which is a great balance of taste.
It’s so pretty to look at and can be a wonderful option for an entertaining dish you can decorate.
This recipe uses mint leaves which also lifts the taste, and it’s a great, cost-effective way to use up a generous season of strawberries.
35. Chilled Tomato Soup
This version of gazpacho is simple and has a wonderful serving suggestion to serve in small glasses.
This would be a fun way to serve to guests if entertaining but also an easy pour option from the fridge when you really need something cooling but deeply savory.
This tomato soup also is a great healthy fall soup!
36. Instant Pot Asparagus Soup
If you want to use your Instant Pot for a summery recipe, look no further.
This soup has a base of potatoes and vegetable broth that gives the asparagus a smooth and tasty finish. The result is something quite different and certainly one to try.
37. Cold Zucchini Soup
The good thing about these soups for summer is the speed they can be made and then stored in the fridge.
Nobody wants to be sweating off onions and cooking when the temperatures outside are soaring, and this recipe is a great version of a simple steam-and-blend soup.
38. Chilled Peach Soup with Cucumbers
Yes, this is quite a different combination you need to try.
The peach lends a sticky sweetness to the fresh cucumber and is a great idea for a summer, chilled soup. The yogurt and vinegar additions perfectly balance this really pretty and tasty soup.
39. Mango Melon Cold Soup
If you’re after the perfect entertaining dish for a hot summer event, you need to look at this recipe!
The soup is served in the melon skin and would be a great option to wow guests with. The mango and melon have a mild addition of fennel and mint, making this a very elegant and grown-up dish.
40. Garlic Soup
If you love garlic, you will love this. Even if you aren’t a big fan of garlic, you will probably love this too, as the main ingredients are almonds, bread, and grapes!
It’s like a white version of the Spanish gazpacho and is certainly worth a go if you fancy a rest from tomatoes.
41. Mango Chilli Cold Soup
Mango and chili together are the perfect combination on a hot day. The fiery notes of the chili will cool you, while the mango brings sweetness to this tropical dish.
Coconut milk and ice cream are the ingredients that turn this into a cold soup to serve as a dessert, the perfect finish to dinner on a hot summer’s day.
41 Best Cold Soup Recipes for Hot Summer Days
Cool, creamy, and so delicious! These cold soup recipes are the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.
- 1. Watermelon Gazpacho
- 2. Thai Mango Gazpacho
- 3. Strawberry Soup
- 4. Two Zucchini Soup
- 5. Creamy Avocado Pea Gazpacho
- 6. Chilled Peach Soup
- 7. Almond and Pineapple Cold Soup
- 8. Polish Cold Beet Soup
- 9. Cucumber Mint Gazpacho
- 10. Chilled Blueberry Soup
- 11. Cold Cucumber Soup
- 12. Chilled Potato Soup
- 13. Watermelon Gazpacho
- 14. Vegan Gazpacho
- 15. Creamy Avocado Soup
- 16. Strawberry Mint Gazpacho
- 17. Persian Cold Yogurt Soup with Raisins
- 18. Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup
- 19. White Gazpacho with Grapes and Almonds
- 20. Yellow Tomato Gazpacho
- 21. Cold Avocado Soup
- 22. Summer Gazpacho
- 23. Russian Cold Soup
- 24. Spicy Cold Cucumber Soup
- 25. Vegan Tomato Gazpacho
- 26. Creamy Chickpea Gazpacho
- 27. Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Homemade Croutons
- 28. Fresh Pea Gazpacho
- 29. Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
- 30. Avocado Papaya Gazpacho
- 31. Swedish Blueberry Soup
- 32. Mango Gazpacho Soup
- 33. Zucchini Yogurt Chilled Soup
- 34. Cold Strawberry Soup
- 35. Chilled Tomato Soup
- 36. Instant Pot Asparagus Soup
- 37. Cold Zucchini Soup
- 38. Chilled Peach Soup with Cucumbers
- 39. Mango Melon Cold Soup
- 40. Garlic Soup
- 41. Mango Chilli Cold Soup
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious cold soup recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients, you might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
- Get your shopping list going and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
- Get cooking and make your next Cold Soup Recipe!
Which one of these recipes was your favorite? Let me know in the comment section or on Pinterest!