This chilled fresh cold pineapple soup with basil and cojita cheese is a delicious summer soup that is perfect for a hot summer day. If you are looking for a fun way to cool off, this fruity soup can be made in just minutes.

Two small bowls of chilled pineapple soup.

This pineapple gazpacho is filled with fun flavors from dates, basil, limes, coconut, and the juicy ripe pineapple. What are you waiting for if you haven’t tried a cold soup? It is not only nutritious but refreshing on a hot day.

If you love cold soup,  don’t forget to check out my popular cold soup recipes!

Why This Recipe Is Great:

  1. Refreshing and Cooling: This cold pineapple soup is refreshing and light. It is the ultimate summer soup!
  2. Quick and Easy: Make this soup in just minutes. No cooking is required.
  3. Hydration: Many cold soups have high water content, which helps keep you hydrated on those hot summer days.

If you want more summer recipe inspiration, check out my gluten free recipes for summer.

What Is Cold Soup?

I have been making cold soup recipes for a long time now. They are the perfect summer soup! Chilled soups can come in a variety of flavors based on if you use savory vegetables or sweet fruits.

You can even combine the two for a unique cold soup! Pair this cold pineapple soup with an even-balanced white wine; it is magic! If you know me, you know I LOVE wine! I write a lot about wine and pairings on Fearless Dining.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Pineapple – Fresh or frozen pineapple is best.
  • Banana – Ripe Banana adds potassium and flavor.
  • Guava Juice – If you can’t find guava juice, apple juice will also work.
  • Lime Juice – Fresh or bottled lime juice adds some zing and flavor contrast.
  • Dates – This adds just a tiny bit of sweetness. Be sure to remove the pits before adding them to the blender!
  • Basil – Fresh basil adds some unique, refreshing flavor.
  • Coconut Cream – This adds a rich creaminess to the soup.
  • Cojita Cheese – I love a touch of salty, savory cheese on top. It helps prevent this chilled fruit soup from getting too sweet.

My picky one even loved this soup. Of course, I did not tell her there was fresh basil (something green!) or dates in this soup. Sometimes it is better to keep those secrets to myself. If you prefer a hot soup, you will want to check out all of my amazing gluten free soup recipes!

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How To Make Cold Pineapple Soup:

Cutting the top off of a pineapple.

Step 1: If you are using fresh pineapple, place it on a cutting board. Remove the top, bottom, and rind with a sharp knife. Next, use this Pineapple Cutter to remove the pineapple from the core.

If you have never cut a pineapple before, you can watch this tutorial on how to cut a pineapple.

πŸ”‘ Sandi says: If you prefer, you can use frozen pineapple. There is no need to thaw it.

Step 2: Cut the pineapple into chunks and place it into the blender.

Pineapple chunks in a blender.

Step 3: Add the basil, coconut cream, guava juice, dates, lime juice, and banana to the blender. (You are adding everything except the cojita cheese.)

Step 4: Blend at high speed until the mixture is smooth. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours and serve cold with cojita cheese sprinkled over the top. Enjoy it cold!

Recipe FAQ:

Can you use canned pineapple?

I do not recommend using canned pineapple. It is usually packed with syrup or some sugar, and it will take away from the flavor.

How do you store chilled pineapple soup?

Store the chilled pineapple soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep fresh for up to 4 days.

Can you freeze pineapple soup?

Yes, you can freeze this pineapple soup. Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container.

You may also love this 3-Ingredient Pineapple Sorbet!

The top view of two small bowls of chilled pineapple soup.

More Summer Recipes to Try:

Two small bowls of chilled pineapple soup.

Chilled Pineapple Soup with Cotija Cheese and Basil

Sandi Gaertner
This chilled pineapple gazpacho soup recipe is a refreshing summer soup.
4.86 from 35 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Gluten Free Soup Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups pineapple (1 whole pineapple with core removed)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (juice from 1 whole lime)
  • 3 tablespoons guava juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 dates (remove the pits!)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • Β½ cup coconut cream
  • ΒΌ cup ripe banana

Garnish

  • 1 tablespoon cotija cheese

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a Vitamix or blender.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Garnish with cotija cheese.

Notes

  1. Use fresh or frozen pineapple. I do not recommend using canned pineapple.
  2. Store this cold soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep fresh for up to 4 days.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 52mgPotassium: 324mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
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This post was updated from an old July 2017 post with more recipe details.

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32 Comments

  1. I’m an avid wine drinker. Luckily, when I DO open a bottle, the hubs and I are usually able to finish the bottle before it goes bad. This preservation system sounds interesting, tho.

    Oh and the pineapple soup sounds divine.

  2. I haven’t tried pineapple soup before but your recipe sounds so amazing, I want to make it! It sounds perfect for summer.

  3. Wow! The recipe for cold soup sounds very interesting! I would never consider making a soup with pineapple! I bet it’s very tasty!

  4. 5 stars
    I love cold soups and chilled white wine. I will have to try this recipe. I have pinned it so I can find it later. Thanks!!

  5. You know, I adore the taste of pineapple but I can’t get past the texture. I’m interested in this unique soup but was curious to know if you can feel the pineapple when you’re eating this soup? Trying to figure out the best course of action when making this at home. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Amber, This soup is super smooth so I don’t think the texture would be an issue…but often our body is trying to tell us something when we have such a strong reaction to a food. I say try it with watermelon instead of pineapple πŸ™‚

  6. That wine preserver is amazing. Such a good idea. Eveything you have here looks so devine. Mouth is watering now thinking about your soup πŸ™‚

  7. This soup sounds so interesting,the fruity flavors would work so well. And so prefect for hot summer, bookmarking it, will definitely try it.

  8. Def a must try recipe!And that preservation kit? It’s totally something that I need since I am not much of a drinker. Two glasses and I am done. LOL

  9. First of all, I am with you on the no wine left behind mission lol. I love it as well. I have never had a gazpacho before but this does sound very interesting. I love pineapples so I may just have to give this a try!

  10. 5 stars
    Cold soups are incredibly popular over here in Hungary with cherry soup ruling the roost, this sounds really really good!

  11. 5 stars
    That sounds delicious, I love anything with fresh pineapple. Have you ever worked with silan? I wonder if it work since I have that around and not dates.

    1. Hi Juli, I am not sure about the silan. I would say try it and write back and let us know how it turns out :-).

  12. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh! Your gazpacho sounds like dessert! Love it. The wine preservation kit is just what I need. I want the champagne one too!