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17 Best Cold Soup Recipes For Hot Summer Days

Last Updated on October 11, 2023

This post will take you on a tasty and cooling journey of the Best Cold Soup Recipes for summer or whenever the craving strikes!

Enjoy the heat with these delicious vegan treats that will satisfy your cravings without adding any animal products to your diet. 

You’ll find a carefully compiled collection of chilled soups, from silky gazpacho to zingy cucumber avocado blends, all bursting with brilliant flavors and healthy ingredients.

You can keep cool and vegan while enjoying the season’s best produce with these recipes for hot summer days.

Refreshing Cold Soup Recipes To Fill Your Tummy And Cool You Down

1. Gazpacho

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Famous for its vibrant tastes and light texture, Gazpacho, also known as Tomato Gazpacho, is a classic Spanish cold summer soup.

You can beat the heat with ease by opting for this dish, which is perfect because of its cold, slightly sweet, and tangy flavor.

It is a refreshing chilled tomato soup and a healthy summertime appetizer that is often made with ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar.

2. Salmorejo

Salmorejo is quite similar to Gazpacho, except it’s creamier and thicker. It is typically garnished with diced ripe tomatoes and crispy pieces of vegan bacon.

Salmorejo can be enjoyed year-round as a light appetizer or side dish, but it is best enjoyed in the warmer months.

Indeed, one of the best things about chilled soup recipes is that they are earthy and yummy.

3. Watermelon Gazpacho

The sweet and juicy aromas of watermelon are a welcome addition to the traditional Spanish Gazpacho, making for a deliciously unique take on the classic soup.

Blended with olive oil and vinegar, juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and watermelon form a chilled soup that is both refreshing and colorful. 

4. Green Gazpacho

A twist on the traditional Spanish cold soups, Green Gazpacho is bright green in color and has a robust herbaceous flavor.

Green veggies and herbs, including spinach, cucumbers, yellow tomatoes, tomatillos, and fresh herbs, like basil, parsley, and cilantro, are typically used to make this dish. 

If you’re searching for a lighter to the classic Gazpacho, try the Green Gazpacho instead. Who knows? It might be your go-to soup.

5. Cucumber Yogurt Soup

A cold cucumber soup, perfect for vegetarians, is a delicious way to cool yourself on a hot day.

The recipes are perfect: cucumbers are blended with sour cream or Greek yogurt (replaced with vegan yogurt), then seasoned with garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Other optional ingredients include dill, mint, and fresh mint.

Chilled Cucumber Soup is a wonderful way to relish a healthy bowl of deliciousness while also experiencing the refreshing crispness of chilled cucumbers.

6. Chilled Sour Cherry Soup

To counteract the sourness of the cherries, Chilled Sour Cherry Soup is sweetened with sugar, and sometimes a squeeze of lemon juice is added.

Cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla are sometimes added to recipes for an even more complex flavor.

This sweet and sour soup is renowned as the perfect summertime meal as it is served chilled and is an ideal escape from the heat.

7. Chilled Avocado Soup

This Chilled Avocado summery Soup is a rich and decadent way to enjoy the avocado’s signature buttery and nutty flavor. 

The end result is a velvety and light soup that is perfect for hot summer days as an appetizer or lunch.

It is indeed both aesthetically pleasing and nutritious due to its bright, gorgeous green color and smooth texture.

8. Chilled Corn Soup Pickled Corn

Incorporating the tart flavors of pickled corn kernels, corn’s inherent sweetness shines through in this refreshingly simple soup.

This soup, with fresh corn kernels, vegetable broth or cream, and various herbs and spices, is a must-try.

This recipe is excellent for a hot summer day or any time you want to savor the flavors of fresh corn in a new and fascinating way, thanks to the contrast between sweet corn and sour pickled corn.

You can also try Sweet Corn Gazpacho if you want another type of corn soup.

9. Zucchini Soup

Fresh zucchini, a type of summer squash, is the key ingredient in a soothing and luscious soup known as Zucchini Soup.

Zucchini is commonly prepared by first sautéing it with onions and garlic, followed by a slow boil in vegetable stock.

Because of its low-calorie count and high nutritional value, Zucchini Soup is a year-round favorite that can be enjoyed hot or cold.

You can rely on it to be the star of the show with its richness. You can also enjoy this soup with vegan yogurt and asparagus.

10. Vichyssoise (Potato and Leek Soup)

Nobody can resist potato and leek soup! The creamy texture and subtle tastes of Vichyssoise have made it a famous French cold soup.

Commonly served chilled, this soup is made with chilled potatoes and leeks.

Some people like to add nutmeg, almonds, or chives to their Vichyssoise for extra depth of flavor, but salt and black pepper are the staples if you want to keep things simple.

Due to its refined flavor and velvety consistency, it is a much-loved cool soup. 

11. Chilled Pea Soup

Pea Soups are perfect comfort food made with fresh peas. To enhance the mild sweetness and delicacy of the peas in chilled pea soup, fresh herbs like mint and basil are commonly used as additions. 

Chilled pea soup, with its fresh, eye-catching green color and exquisite flavor, is an excellent choice for any meal, whether it’s the main course or just one of several courses. 

12. Creamy Roasted Beet Soup

Creamy Roasted Beet Soup is a delectable and visually stunning take on traditional Beet Soup (borscht) that is sure to impress your guests.

To counteract the sweetness of the chilled beets, they’re typically blended with a sour condiment like lemon juice or vinegar. 

Indulge in a bowl of this velvety Roasted Beet Soup for any occasion; it’s perfect for parties and weeknight dinners alike due to its stunning combination of deep flavors, vibrant colors, and creaminess with a light smoky aroma. 

13. Mango Gazpacho

A tropical and delicious spin on the classic Spanish cold summer soup, Mango Gazpacho soups are the perfect summertime treat.

They have all the refreshing qualities of gazpacho with the rich sweetness of mangoes.

Those looking for a new and intriguing flavor experience will find Mango Gazpachos to be a refreshing and tasty choice when the weather is simply too hot, thanks to their delightful combination of classic and tropical ingredients.

14. Fruit Soup

Fruit soup is a refreshing and delicious soup made from a variety of fresh fruits.

The exact fruits used may vary depending on your preferences and seasonal availability, but common options include berries, melons, peaches, apples, and citrus fruits. 

15. Chilled Peach Soup

A chilled bowl of Peach Soup is a refreshing way to enjoy the natural sweetness of peaches.  The natural peach flavor comes through in each bite, making this a delightful and savory dessert. 

It’s excellent for any occasion where you’d like to savor the fresh peach flavors in a special and wonderful way, thanks to the dish’s gorgeous peach tone and delicate flavor.

16. Cold Carrot Soup with Jalapeno Coconut Milk 

The sweetness of carrots, the spice of jalapeños, and the richness of coconut milk come together in this refreshingly unique cold soup.

Carrot soup or may be called coconut soup, gets its signature silky texture from being blended to perfection with either vegetable broth or coconut milk.

Jalapeño peppers are commonly used as a garnish or mixed into the soup for a spicy sensation.

Flavor-wise, things get lively and interesting when you combine sweet carrots and fiery jalapeños.

17. Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

This chilled soup is a great way to enjoy the sweet and juicy aromas of cantaloupe on a hot day.

If you’re in need of a quick and easy appetizer, no-cook needed, that’s also light and refreshing, this is the one. 

Mints and watermelons can also be found in this recipe. Or maybe some vegan buttermilk if you want to be more creative. 

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17 Best Cold Soups For Hot Summer Days!

Check out our top cold soup recipes that are perfect for a hot summer day. From gazpacho to vichyssoise, we've got you covered.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
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  • Those looking for a new and intriguing flavor experience will find Mango Gazpachos to be a refreshing and tasty choice when the weather is simply too hot, thanks to their delightful combination of classic and tropical ingredients.

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