Don't miss these refreshing treats on summer days.

Cool Soups
A pretty bowl of ice makes a fun serving idea for small glasses of Tropical Fruit Medley.
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They are soothing, pretty, and easy on the palate. Make any of these soups up to three days ahead to keep on hand. Chilled Cucumber and Cantaloupe Soups work best as first courses. Chilled Strawberry Soup and Tropical Fruit Medley are terrific not-too-sweet dessert choices. Serve in an assortment of glasses or teacups the next time you entertain.

"Cool Soups" is from the August 2007 issue of Southern Living.