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A single white soup bowl filled with carrot ginger soup topped with an herb mousse.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Course: Appetizer or Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make carrot ginger soup, how to make chilled carrot soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chill: 4 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 219kcal
Carrot Ginger Soup is truly a spectacular dish that is wonderful served chilled, room temperature, or warm. The herbed mousse puts it over the top and can also be made in advance. This soup is truly as gorgeous as it is delicious.
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  • Blender or immersion blender
  • Hand mixer


For the Carrot Ginger Soup

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped, about 1 cup
  • 2 lbs carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 6 cups carrot juice fresh
  • ¼ cup ginger juice fresh
  • orange zest from 1 orange
  • orange juice about 2 tbsp, from 1 orange

For the Herbed Mousse

  • 8 oz crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp oregano fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp chives fresh, snipped, plus more for garnish


Make the Soup

  • If juicing the carrots and ginger, do this first and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan/skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sliced carrots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the honey, salt, and pepper. Cook until the carrots are very soft, about 15 more minutes.
  • Add the carrot and ginger juices and bring to a simmer. Stir in the orange zest and orange juice. Taste and add more salt, if desired.
  • Purée the soup in a blender (transferring the liquid very carefully) or in the skillet with an immersion blender. If not serving hot, allow to cool somewhat before serving. If serving cool or chilled, transfer to a large container with a tight-fitting lid and place in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours for slightly chilled, or overnight for fully chilled. Serve with a dollop of herbed mousse and a sprinkling of chopped chives on top.

Make the Herbed Mousse

  • In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to incorporate the fresh herbs into the crème fraîche for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Store in the fridge, covered, until ready to use, up to 1 day.


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Fresh carrot juice can be found in the refrigerated produce section of many well-stocked supermarkets or at fresh juice establishments.  We find it at Whole Foods and Central Market.
See the blog post for a link to the juicer we use to easily juice carrots and ginger.
If you can't get fresh ginger juice, add 1 tbsp of minced fresh ginger to the carrot slices and onion while sautéing.  After adding the fresh carrot juice, use a box grater to grate about 1/4 cup of fresh ginger into the mixture. 
Our favorite way to serve this soup is slightly chilled.  It's wonderful fully chilled and also warm, too.  If the soup is fully chilled, then let sit out for about 1 hour for slightly chilled or warm in a large skillet to heat through. 
The soup will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week and freezes beautifully for up to 2 months.
This soup is delicious and gorgeous, but also extremely healthy and high in immunity-boosting attributes. 


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 911mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 52806IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg