Canned Frozen Shrimp Soup - What?

I have a cookbook from 1968 where several of the recipes call for "1 can frozen shrimp soup". I've never heard of that. I tried looking it up on line and only find Campbells Condensed Cream of Shrimp Soup or recipes for soup using frozen shrimp. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is it still in production, and if not what can I use as a substitute? The recipe doesn't say if it's condensed soup or not. Can anyone help? Thanks so much!!

Kim P
  • Posted by: Kim P
  • July 9, 2019


Smatthews November 11, 2023
Yes I remember my mom using Campbell's frozen Shrimp or cream if shrimp soup in dip!
Jim November 9, 2022
So funny! I remembered a shrimp dip at a a party in 1961 at a classmate's house. She had a shrimp dip made by her mother with frozen shrimp soup. At 76 I still want some more! Since Google has everything recorded I thought I might be able to track down the soup. Alas, it must have been Campbell soup no longer produced. I have to accept it is gone for good. It was great!!
Bren October 9, 2020
Campbell's frozen condensed Cream of Shrimp soup and other varieties of soups not currently found in stores but still available, can be found by googling. I, too, have Campbell's recipes calling for frozen cream of shrimp and I always used C's frozen C of S because it really works best with the recipes. Google Campbell's soups or some variation. The site sets forth various info, i.e. price (approx. $3.50/can), location, online availability, etc. Google search did not disappoint and will give you good information. The soup is still available by can or bulk (10-12 cans/for $40+). Shrimp 'n Shell Casserole was a favorite in the 60's and recipes called for the frozen cream of shrimp but I noticed that later C's recipe books call for other cream soups instead probably because the demand for shrimp soups were not as much in demand.
Leslie W. August 5, 2020
I am myself looking for the cream of shrimp by Campbell's, although I have used it in the past and it is similar to any other cream soup by Campbell's, not sure what to use as a substitute , other than making a cream based soup with shrimp, that's kind of an obvious conclusion but my only option.
Gammy July 10, 2019
Yes, I remember this! Thanks for the memories... I also remember Campbells having a frozen condensed Oyster Stew.
grandrivergirl July 10, 2019
I'm old enough to remember it. It sat in the grocery store freezer compartment right next to the frozen minute steaks.
Jerry July 9, 2019
OK, your question intrigued me so I did my own internet search. I found an Ebay listing of a 1956 advertisement for Campbell's Frozen Cream of Shrimp soup (image attached). I guess this is the way Campbell's used to sell some of their soups. For what it's worth, the label says condensed, so I imagine you could just replace it with the modern non-frozen Campbell's Cream of Shrimp soup.
Kim P. July 9, 2019
Thank you so much! I kept getting thrown by the fact it was calling for a "can", I didn't know they'd freeze canned soup. I really appreciate your help!
Suzzy February 1, 2020
I also have a casserole recipe from the late 60’s calling for the Campbell’s Frozen Shrimp Soup. It was then available in a 12oz. can and was not condensed. I converted to the regular condensed version (not frozen) and added milk to measure a total volume of 12 oz., which was the quantity of the frozen kind. Then I proceeded with other quantities in the recipe. It seemed to turn out fine. Actually, I’m doing it again this month. I hope they haven’t changed the canned Condensed recipe since then. Wish me luck! Haha!
[email protected] June 12, 2020
Suzzy...or anyone :-) Where did you get the Campbell's Cream of Shrimp Soup in a can. I have gone to 3 stores, called 4 and nothing. Walmart on line shows they carry it but out of stock. Any help would be appreciated.
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