Soup in summertime might seem counterintuitive, but that would be to overlook the chilled refreshing twist that can be put on some of the season's bounty of sweet, fresh fruit, blended into any variety of deliciously refreshing fruit soups.
For a refreshing starter, why not try serving up a delicate melon or strawberry soup, served perfectly chilled, full of the ripe flavours of summer favourites.
Or, try making a tried and tested classic like the robust Spanish gazpacho the main event and if you want to finish on a sweet note, you can always go tropical with a mango and pineapple driven dessert style soup served in a chilled bowl.
We have all the chilled fruit soup recipes you need below. Afterall, sometimes soup really is a dish best served cold.
Fruit Soup Recipes
Eleven Madison Park's Strawberry Soup
Take it from the top with this enticing soup recipe from the New York's Eleven Madison Park on Food52.
Strawberry Soup and Mosto Cotto
Try finishing on a fruity note with this elegant strawberry soup from Francesco Mazzei at Great British Chefs, topped off with a syrupy grape juice. Find the recipe here.
Chilled Melon Soup
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If you have a glut of wonderfully ripe melons to use up, why not try blending them into a sophisticated soup to surprise your dinner guests.
Try putting a refreshing twist on the Spanish summer favourite by keeping those punchy flavours alive, but using refreshing watermelon instead. Find the recipe here.
Yes, technically tomatoes are a fruit so they manage to tip toe into our top list of favourite fruit soups. Find out how to make the best chilled tomato soup here.
Tropical Fruit Soup
If you're want to go tropical, try this exotic summer soup with mangoes, coconut, dragon fruit, pineapple and coconut milk. Find the Escoffier recipe here.
Red Berry Soup
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This vibrant bowl of berries is a spin on a traditional German recipe and is sure to make a splash on your summer table.