Delicious Creamy Carrot Soup with ginger & coconut milk made in the instant pot in just 30 minutes. This dump-and-go recipe for Instant Pot Carrot Soup is so easy & makes the most comforting soup! 

Creamy Carrot Soup in a white bowl garnishes with cilantro, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds
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As you might have guessed by now, carrots are a favorite in our house. We make carrots in so many ways – Garlic & Herb Carrots, Air Fryer Carrot Fries, and Carrot Muffins.

As a busy mom, this dump-and-go recipe is a lifesaver for those days when I want to serve a healthy meal but don’t have loads of time to spend in the kitchen.

The soup is vegan, gluten-free, and even oil-free, making it accommodating for practically any diet. All it takes is 5-10 minutes to dump all ingredients in the pot, pressure cook, and then use a hand blender to give it a nice, smooth consistency. This recipe is so simple to make it is sure to become a clean-eating favorite!

With just a few ingredients and so little prep time, this is certainly a no-fail recipe.  Not to mention, the soup can easily be frozen in portion-sized containers and enjoyed at a later time- like on a rainy day!

The soup is only mildly spiced yet packed with fresh flavors from the carrot and ginger. Pair it with some crusty bread or a grilled cheese sandwich for a healthy and delicious comfort meal!

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How to make Instant Pot Carrot Soup?

This recipe has just a few basic ingredients, such as carrots, onions, ginger, coconut milk, broth, and spices.

Ingredients such as carrots, onions, ginger and coconut milk

Place all ingredients except coconut milk in the instant pot steel insert.

I did not sauté the onions because why spend the time when it works great even without sautéing?

Give a nice stir, and pressure cook for 10 minutes. When the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.

Finally, open the pot and blend the soup smooth using a hand blender. Then, stir in the coconut milk. Top it with any garnishes of your choice, and enjoy!

I topped my soup with some chopped cilantro, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds.

steps to make carrot ginger soup in the instant pot

Carrots are full of beta carotene, which our bodies use to create Vitamin A; it keeps our skin and eyesight healthy. Consuming carrots through a delicious soup like this one is a sure way to get your daily recommendation of these vital nutrients!

Ginger has numerous anti-inflammatory properties, making this the perfect soup to enjoy when sick.

This soup also has a lot of wonderful spices, such as turmeric, cumin, and coriander, which provide healthy nutrients similar to my other Indian Soup Recipes.

Carrot soup garnished with cilantro in the instant pot

This soup freezes well, so I like to portion it into small containers and pop them into the freezer. When it comes time to enjoy the soup again, defrost it the day before by putting it in the refrigerator and then reheat it in the microwave or on the stove.

It’s so simple and also perfect for when someone is sick, and you need a quick home remedy!

Carrot Soup in a ladle on top of the instant pot

Other variations for this soup:

  • Add Thai curry paste to make this a Thai Curried Carrot Soup.
  • Add half a cup of red lentils along with carrots before pressure cooking to make this a Carrot Lentil Soup.
  • Add other veggies such as beets, sweet potato, squash, pumpkin, or apples.

Oh…and while I love to make soups in the instant pot. This soup can be easily made on the stovetop as well.

Use a large Dutch oven or heavy pot. Sauté the onions and ginger in some olive oil. Then add the carrots, spices, and broth, bring it to a boil, and then reduce it to a simmer until the carrots are softened. Then, transfer to a blender or use a hand blender to blend the soup. Stir in the coconut milk, and enjoy!

A bowl of carrot soup in front of the instant pot

I love dump-and-go recipes, especially when they result in a healthy meal I can serve to the whole family. I know exactly what has gone into the soup since it has so few ingredients, and I don’t even have to think about it while it’s cooking.

Try this fresh, flavorful, easy soup tonight!

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Instant Pot Carrot Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk

Delicious Creamy Carrot Soup with ginger & coconut milk made in the instant pot in just 30 minutes. This dump-and-go recipe for Instant Pot Carrot Soup is so easy & makes the most comforting soup! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 lbs Carrots, about 8-10, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces.
  • 1 cup Onions, sliced, I used yellow onions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Ginger, grated
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk , canned
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar , or honey, optional*

Spices

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients except coconut milk in the instant pot steel insert. Stir them and close lid with vent in sealing position.
  • Pressure cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. When the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open the pot and blend the soup smooth using an immersion blender or regular blender. If using regular blender, you may need to cool the ingredients before blending. Get the contents back to the instant pot. 
  • Stir in coconut milk. Top with your choice of garnishes and serve.

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Notes

Sugar/Honey: I usually don’t add any sugar to the soup. However if the carrots you are using are not sweet, then add sugar/honey for some sweetness. 
Garnishing options: You can top with your choice of garnishes. Some toppings we like on creamy soups. 
  • Black pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Red chili flakes 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Crushed peanuts or chopped cashews 
Make it on Stovetop: Use a large dutch oven or heavy pot. Sauté the  onions, ginger  in some olive oil. Then add the carrots, spices and broth, bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until the carrots are softened. Then transfer to a blender or use a hand blender to blend the soup. Stir in the coconut milk and enjoy!
Other variations for this soup:
  • Add Thai curry paste, to make this a Thai Curried Carrot Soup 
  • Add half a cup of lentils along with carrots before pressure cooking to make this a Carrot Lentil Soup. 
  • Add other veggies such as beets, sweet potato, squash, pumpkin, or apples. 

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1218mgPotassium: 939mgFiber: 7gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 38394IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 3mg

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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  1. I love the soup, it turned out great. I would like to try to make the Thai curry version, how much curry paste do I add?

    1. Hi Sam – Happy ot hear you enjoyed the soup. Add one tablespoon of thai curry paste initially. Then add more as needed to taste.

  2. Delish I went heavier on carrots and ginger, used better than bouillon no chicken broth and the soup is amazing, hot or cold Thanks!

  3. I like this recipe, thank you. Most of the ones on the internet look pretty bland, but the spices make a difference for this Carrot Soup.

  4. My carrot and lentil soup was terribly bitter. The carrots were from a store not known for it’s quality vegetables. Could that bitterness caused by the carrots? I ended up adding sherry and then hot sauce which made it tolerable.

    1. Hi Cindy – That could be the reason, sometimes carrots are bitter which can make the soup taste bitter. Glad you were able to salvage the soup.

    2. I had the identical bitterness issue. I’ve made an identical soup stove top probably 50 times before with zero bitterness but had to use it IP this time. I’m almost sure it’s the turmeric and lack of any sugar. Had to douse it in sweet chili sauce to fix the flavor.

      1. Hi Madisen – I don’t know if cooking the soup in the instant pot would make a difference with bitterness. You can surely add some honey or sugar to the soup to adjust the sweetness.