Drinking hot soup in the summer months is just impossible – so we’ve found you 5 cold soups you can slurp on to stay cool.
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot? 5 Cold Soups That Will Calm You Down
Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho | Sante Spa Cuisine
Gazpacho is a cold soup of blended raw vegetables, of Spanish origin. Sante Spa Cuisine in Koregaon Park serves their healthy version of this Andalusian classic, in the form of a chilled watermelon gazpacho, with soaked chia seeds and wine vinegar. If you have dietary restrictions, this one’s for you! Not only is it diet-friendly and healthy, it’s also super light and refreshing.
Chilled Pumpkin Soup | L'Apicio
L’Apicio bistro in Aundh is well known for their ‘globally inspired’ fare. Currently, their seasonal menu special is a chilled pumpkin soup with ‘whipped cocoa cream, kale pesto crouton and pepita’ (pepita are roasted pumpkin seeds). This chilled soup is wholesome and tasty and will remain on their menu until the end of the summer months.
Watermelon Gazpacho | L'Apicio
Also on the summer special menu at L’Apicio, is a watermelon gazpacho. Their version of this classic Spanish dish is close to the traditional recipe, with slight variations made to adapt it to locally available produce. Served with a horseradish creme fraiche, it’s delicious and cooling; ideal to stay cool with, when Pune’s temperature is soaring. This soup will also remain on the menu for the duration of the summer, but they will change their seasonal menu when the monsoon begins.
Kaltschale | Cafe Du-Mich
Cafe Du-Mich is a new, open-air restaurant in Mundhwa. Their all-veg menu also features ‘Kaltschale’ – a delightful cold fruit soup, made with a mix of blended fruit juices (pomegranate, orange, pineapple). A German-origin dish, the Kaltschale at Cafe Du-Mich is different from the original (made with wine, beer, and bread) and sounds quite appealing.