Creamy Carrot Soup For A Winter Meal

Carrot soup is an easy soup to make on a cold day yet rich enough to be a first course at a holiday meal.  There are many variations to carrot soup, but most use chicken stock and some type of milk for a rich creamy flavor.  Today’s recipe adds fresh ginger for a little zing in the taste.  I like a tablespoon of Greek yogurt on top of my bowl of soup but that  is optional.  My brother-in-law likes a touch of spicy like  a teaspoon of Harissa relish on top of the yogurt. (Harissa is a Moroccan condiment based on tomatoes and chili for medium heat.)





Use the freshest carrots you can find and top with yogurt, croutons, fresh herbs, or a spicy relish . Use what is easiest to find in your area in the winter.  I know I am blessed living in Florida which is a farming state which grows a lot of food in the winter.






Cream of Carrot Soup

Use organic when available, makes approximately 4 servings



Cream of Carrot Soup

Carrot soup is an easy soup to make on a cold day yet rich enough to be a first course at a holiday meal.   Use chicken stock, fresh carrots, whole milk, and a little cumin and ginger.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot soup, carrots, cream of carrot soup
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 minced onion
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (or half and half)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional yogurt, croutons, fresh herbs, or spicy relish


  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat
  • Add onion, garlic, and ginger
  • Saute until onion is translucent (about 8 minutes)
  • Add chicken stock and carrots
  • Cover and simmer about 40 minutes until carrots are tender
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Use immersion blender to blend carrot mix smooth or
  • Cool slightly and blend batches of soup in blender or food processor
  • Heat soup on low
  • Add cumin and milk (or half and half)
  • Serve with yogurt, croutons, fresh herbs or relish on top with crusty bread










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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

19 thoughts to “Creamy Carrot Soup For A Winter Meal”

  1. This looks like a delicious and nutritious soup, Carol. I like the addition of well as cumi for added flavor

  2. I do like the spice additions and think we’d both like the dollop of harissa to add even a bit more. Even here in Florida, it is soup weather isn’t it!

  3. Your carrot soup looks delicious, Carol! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love growing carrots in my garden, but they don’t always look pretty…so I think they would be perfect for this soup. 🙂

    1. Fresh carrots from the garden can’t be beat! Right now I can buy baby carrots at the small local farmer’s market. There is no comparison with store carrots. Happy Sunday!

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