Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

I’ve been eating the most delicious cantaloupe this week!  Barrie Hill Farms has the sweetest melons I’ve ever tasted.  I’m going to have to ask Morris what his secret is to such amazing taste.  I came home with four of them and I’ve been eating them every day!  I decided a quick and easy soup would be another great way to enjoy them and created this fun little recipe that I hope you’ll enjoy.

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This will take you ten minutes to make and you can let it chill for a couple hours or overnight.  There are very few ingredients in this soup so it’s important not to take any shortcuts on this recipe.   Each one is integral to the final flavour so no cheating, please!

You can put a dollop of yogurt on top when serving or do a drizzle of honey as I did.  To be honest, I was certain the yogurt would sink immediately and make it impossible to get a good photo but it would definitely add to the deliciousness.

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup | Simply Fresh Dinners

I have surprised myself and become a big fan of  chilled soups.  Last summer I made a Strawberry Melon Summer Soup that is still very popular on the blog so if you’ve got extra strawberries, just toss them in and add some lime and you’ll have another lip-smacking treat.  And you’ve got to know this is going to impress your guests, right?  Find some fresh flowers to garnish and they’ll think you slaved all day.

Next up is cantaloupe slushies.  Can hardly wait to see how those turn out!  I just have to figure out what to put in them, ha!

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup | Simply Fresh Dinners

Are you a fan of chilled soups or do you prefer the more traditional hot soups?  I will admit that the only thing remotely appealing to me about winter is the thought of creating some scrumptious new soup recipes!  If you share your favorite types of soup in the comment section below, I’ll try to create a recipe for you.  Cheers!


Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
Author: Robyn
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
  • 1 cantaloupe, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup plain, non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon honey, plus more to garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • fresh basil leaves for garnish
  1. Place all ingredients except basil into food processor and pulse until blended well.
  2. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  3. **NOTE: Cantaloupes and their sweetness are always an uncertainty so check before removing from food processor for taste and add more honey if needed.
  4. Garnish with basil and a drizzle of honey if desired.

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  • Reply
    August 29, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! Your cantaloupe soup is almost too pretty to eat 🙂 This must taste oh-so-good and refreshing – the perfect treat on a hot summer day.

    You are the best, dear Robyn. Hugs to you!

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      August 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Awwhh, you always make me smile with your kind words, Stephanie. Thank you so much! Do you know that you have left more comments here than anyone else? It’s hundreds! lol. I so appreciate your loyalty! Hugs to you. xoxo

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        September 1, 2015 at 6:15 pm

        Wow, hundreds!!! I love visiting your sweet blog, Robyn, and I love getting new recipe ideas from you. I’m telling you, you MUST write a cookbook {{smiles}} I would definitely buy it, my friend!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    August 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Easy and refreshing. It would be wonderful even as a palate cleanser or as a sweet ending to meal. Loving those magnificent photos my friend. I might give it a go with coconut yogurt…for our non dairy friends. Sharing of course!!!

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      August 31, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Ohh, love that idea of coconut yogurt, Bobbi. Maybe some champagne in it? I remember you suggested that with the strawberry melon soup so this might work as well. Love your creativity!

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    August 29, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Beautiful summer soup. I love a good melon and summer soups are so refreshing. Your photos make it so appealing! Hope your weekend is going well. Lots of love to you from W.W. xo

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      August 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks, Wonder Woman. Aren’t melons just the best? Hope to chat with you again soon. The weekend was fabulous and I can’t stand the thought of summer ending!

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    Debbie Harris
    August 29, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Robyn, I have to admit that cold soups have never been appealing to me, but this cantaloupe soup really does sound delicious. This summer I have eaten more cantaloupe than normal, so I need to try this. I was amazed at how easy it looked to make, why I could whip it up in the morning and have it ready for later in the day.
    You amaze me with what you create. I appreciate your open mind and desire to try new things, it is an inspiration to me.

    I love a good bean soup, but try not to eat beans that often.

    As always, it is a pleasure visiting here.

    Bless you~ Debbie

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      August 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Hi Debbie,
      I’m eating tons of cantaloupe too and I’ve got a whole new appreciation for it with the delicious ones available here.
      I’m a mad scientist, Debbie, my mind is obsessed with food, lol. So glad it inspires you. That makes my day!
      Beans? hmmmm, I’ll have to see what I can come up with. Have you seen my Tuscan Bean Soup? It’s yummy 🙂
      Always a pleasure to have you here, sweet lady!

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        Debbie Harris
        August 31, 2015 at 11:31 pm

        I have not, but I will certainly look in to it and give it a try.
        I’m planning on making the cantaloupe soup on Wednesday. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
        Blessings~ Debbie

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    Anita Rivera
    August 30, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Good morning dear, dear Robyn! First of all, your photos are STRIKING! YES YES YES. I still haven’t photographed food and I hope to get around to it, but school is officially starting tomorrow so BYE BYE to light and shadows for a while! And I have never tasted a chilled fruit soup! But with the array of flavors possible, I would imagine this could be lovely on a hot summer night before a light entrée of maybe fish, or is this eaten afterwards, almost as a dessert?

    WELL MY FRIEND! Here we go….school and more school, but memories of summer include your laughter and enthusiasm for all that I love. HUGS TO YOU and I will still be here to watch and lick my chops! XOXOXOOX

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      August 31, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Oh, thanks so much, Anita. I kind of struggled with these ones and they took a long time. Just when you think you know what you’re doing, lol.
      You really should try this one, it can be a dessert too. Or even as one reader suggested – a smoothie! lol
      Your lucky students will be glad to see you, sweet friend. xoxo

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    August 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    This is delicious I know from looking at it. His is on my to do list this week. I wish you would publish a cook book.

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      August 31, 2015 at 11:17 am

      LOL, Susan. An e-book is on my to-do list. Thanks so much. I’d love to hear what you think!

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    August 31, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Wonderful as always! I still haven’t worked my way up to trying a chilled soup, but this one sounds so refreshing, and I love a good canteloupe. What I really like about this recipe is how easy it is, and so few ingredients. And your photos are gorgeous!
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      August 31, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Thanks so much, Marie. It sure took me awhile as well, it seems to go against everything you know about soups, lol, but they’re really fabulous! Thanks for your kind words 🙂

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    August 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Hi Robyn, my husband and I have been eating a lot of melons lately, love chilled soup….this looks delicious. My favorite kinds of soups are green ones, like broccoli and chard or spinach.
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    September 1, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love cantaloupe so I am sure I will love this chilled soup. I will definitely be giving this a try! Thank you,

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    September 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Hi Robyn.
    What a unique recipe. Sound delicious and I never though of making cantaloupe soup before. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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    Kristen @ The Endless Meal
    September 6, 2015 at 11:24 am

    This is such a brilliant idea! I love making gazpachos in the summer, but have never thought of making one with cantaloupe. I’ll be trying this for sure!
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