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

    Grab your spoons!

    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

    6. Booshala


    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
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    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

    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)

    18. Okroshka


    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!