Cold Carrot Soup with Jalapeno Coconut Milk

This Cold Carrot Soup might sound unique, but it makes for a delicious (and healthy!) summer lunch. Top with Jalapeno Coconut Milk for a fun twist!

Cold Carrot Soup with Jalapeno Coconut Milk #summer #soup

It’s hard to beat a steaming cup of soup on a cold winter’s day.  But seeing as how it’s early July, I’m not eating too many steaming cups of soup.  But what I am seriously enjoying right now is this Cold Carrot Soup!  

I know it’s natural to assume that soup is always served hot…but think again.  Cold soups often get ignored, and it’s time to give them some attention!  Not only is this Cold Carrot Soup really easy to make…it’s also quite healthy.  

This summer is really heating up, and I’ve enjoyed having a cup of this soup everyday for lunch.  (Don’t get me wrong…I still love my Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork, Smoky Whiskey Burgers, and other delicious summer foods.  It’s just nice to mix it up a bit!)

Cold Carrot Soup with Jalapeno Coconut Milk #summer #soup

In addition to carrots, this soup uses chicken broth and unsweetened coconut milk as its base.  (You could easily substitute veggie broth in for the chicken broth.)  Coconut milk is often found in cans in the Asian section at the market.  

Approximately 1/2 of the 15-ounce can of goes directly in the soup.  The remaining coconut milk should be mixed with the diced jalapeno and then stored in the refrigerator.  Coconut milk becomes very thick when chilled, and this jalapeno-coconut milk mixture will serve as an excellent garnish on top of the Cold Carrot Soup.  

So grab some a bag of carrots at the market and whip up a batch of this soup.  You’ll be surprised at how easy and delicious it is…not to mention healthy, too!

Cold Carrot Soup with Jalapeno Coconut Milk #summer #soup

Cold Carrot Soup with Jalapeno Coconut Milk

This Cold Carrot Soup might sound unique, but it makes for a delicious (and healthy!) summer lunch. Top with Jalapeno Coconut Milk for a fun twist!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 328kcal

Ingredients

For the Soup

  • 1 cup diced shallots approx. 2 large shallots
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 5 cups thinly sliced carrots peeled (approx. 2 pounds)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk approx. 1/2 can
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice 1 lime
  • 1 tsp lime zest 1 lime

For the Jalapeno Coconut Milk Garnish

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk approx. 1/2 can
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced

Instructions

For the Soup

  • In a large sauce pan, saute the shallots, cumin, salt, and pepper in the olive oil over low heat until shallots have softened.
  • Add carrots and broth. Increase heat and allow mixture to simmer for 25 minutes, or until carrots have softened.
  • Remove from heat and add coconut milk, lime juice, and lime zest. Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture until very smooth.
  • Allow soup to chill in refrigerator overnight.

For the Jalapeno Coconut Milk Garnish

  • Combine the coconut milk and diced jalapeno. Store in refrigerator overnight.
  • Prior to serving, place a dollop of the Jalapeno Coconut Milk Garnish in center of each bowl.
  • Sprinkle freshly cut chives on top (optional).
  • Serve cold.

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6 Comments

    1. Hey there, Joan! So I’ve never served this soup hot, but it should totally work. After all, it’s hot when you make it…so you could just serve it right away instead of chilling it. I bet it would be delicious! Stay warm!! 🙂

  1. I made this soup for a garden party this summer and it was a hit! I loved it so much I just made it again and served it hot… OMG so delicious. What a great recipe! Simple yet really delicious with great rich flavours! Thank you David.

    1. Hey Dian! That’s a great question, and it all depends on how you serve this soup. I would estimate (conservatively) that you’ll get about 6 cups of soup here. As far as number of people, that depends on whether you serve larger cups as a main course or smaller cups as an appetizer course. If you’re making this for a party, I would recommend erring on the side of making too much. I’d personally rather have leftovers than not enough! And it’s a tasty soup for sure, so leftovers wouldn’t be a problem at all to finish off. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do! 🙂

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