We helped heat up your menu this past winter with unique artisanal soup ideas, but let us help you add a little twist to your soup menu options. On a hot summer day, surprise your customers with a familiar taste and texture, but add that twist and serve your soup on the rocks… okay, not on the rocks, but let’s make it chilled!
Soup has been a traditional favorite in the fall and winter months for generations, but as the hot months get hotter, chilled soups are poised to become just as popular. Especially with Millennials leading the way in exploring new and adventurous flavors, the chilled soup trend is expected to grow steadily into 2020.
You can go the traditional route by offering a classic gazpacho, or continue to attract risk takers by following the chefs who are taking it to new heights of creativity by adding ingredients including avocado ice cream and spices. Some new chilled soups proving to be favorites include Chilled Pickled Watermelon Soup with Sugar and Vinegar and Grand Marnier Ginger Cantaloupe Soup. These new fruit-based soups also attract those seeking healthier menu options.
It’s easy to get started with recipes like Cold Cucumber Dill Soup (shown), Chilled Strawberry Soup or explore creating your own signature chilled soups with these tips on suggested fruits and vegetables that work best.
Whether served inside or Al Fresco, help guests beat the heat with these refreshing menu options offering new experiences in brightness, richness, creaminess, thickness and zest!