Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk Recipe

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Here you can find my pumpkin soup with coconut milk recipe

This soup is ideal for the guest kitchen.

When I prepare this soup for my loved ones in the fall, it sometimes turns into a pumpkin stew.

What makes this preparation so special?

It’s the combination of coconut milk, curry and turmeric, plus glazed apple pieces, goji berries (superfoods), mint (refreshing) and, if desired, chicken breast or shrimp.

This is simply a hit and super easy to prepare.

As a basis I use Hokkaido pumpkin, learn a lot of tips in the article.

I wish you good luck!

1. Recipe Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

See below for exact quantities. I wish you good luck!

Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 843
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparation Time 25 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Easy guide for preparing creamy pumpkin soup with coconut milk.

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Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk recipe picture
Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


400 g pumpkin (Hokkaido squash or butternut squash)
1 pc onions
50 g butter (or vegetable oil)
2 Slices Ginger
1 pc glove of garlic
40 ml dry white wine (or Prosecco)
500 ml Water
1-2 Cubes Vegetable broth
1 tbsp curry
1 tsp curcuma
1 cup coconut milk
100 ml orange juice
primal salt
black ground pepper
1 tsp Tamari
1 pc Apple
150 g chicken breasts
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp Sunflower oil (or butter)
1/2 bunch mint
4 tbsp goji berries


Hokkaido pumpkin
A beautiful Hokkaido pumpkin

Prepare pumpkin

Wash and dry the pumpkin and set aside on a sturdy board.

clean the pumpkin
clean the pumpkin

Clean pumpkin

Cut the top and bottom of the squash with a sharp knife.

The pumpkin now remains stable on the board.

Thinly remove dark areas of the peel.

You can process Hokkaido pumpkin with the peel.

Halve the Hokkaido squash
Halved Hokkaido pumpkin halves.

Halve pumpkin

Halve the pumpkin with the peel.

seed pumpkin
Remove the seeds from the pumpkin halves with a spoon.

Squash coring

Scoop out the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin halves with a spoon.

Cut pumpkin slices
Cut the pumpkin halves into pumpkin slices.

Squash slices

Cut the pumpkin halves without the pumpkin seeds into pumpkin slices.

Cut pumpkin pieces
Cut pumpkin pieces

Cut squash

Cut the pumpkin slices into small pumpkin pieces.

Sweat the pumpkin
Sweat the pumpkin

Sweat Squash

Sauté the prepared pumpkin pieces in a saucepan with a little butter or vegetable oil for 10-15 minutes over moderate heat.

onion cubes
Finely diced onion.

Prepare onions

Optionally, you can add an onion or shallot for flavor.

Halve the onion or shallot, peel, cut into fine cubes and add to the pumpkin in the pot.

Sweat for about 5 minutes.

ginger and turmeric
Finely chop the ginger and turmeric

Turmeric Ginger

Peel and finely chop the ginger and turmeric.

You can also buy turmeric as a spice and use it instead of fresh turmeric.

finely diced garlic cloves
Peel fresh garlic and finely dice the cloves

Prepare garlic

Peel and finely chop the garlic.

Ginger Turmeric Pumpkin
Sweated pumpkin with ginger, garlic, turmeric.

Sweat ingredients

Add the ginger, turmeric and garlic to the pumpkin pieces and sauté briefly.

Pumpkin in broth
Pumpkin pieces in the broth when cooking the pumpkin soup.

Deglaze pumpkin

Deglaze with the dry white wine and fill up with water – the pumpkin pieces should be well covered.

Season with vegetable broth and curry.

Optionally add the turmeric spice if you didn’t get a fresh one.

Bring the soup to the boil and pour the coconut milk into the boiling soup.

cook pumpkin soup
cook pumpkin soup

Cook soup

Let the soup gently simmer for 25 minutes.

Mix pumpkin soup
Mix the pumpkin soup

Mix soup

Mix the softly cooked soup ingredients with the hand blender.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, orange juice and a little tamari (soy sauce).

Cut apple slices
Prepare apple slices

Apple garnish

Quarter the apple, cut out the core, eighth, cut into pieces and prepare for frying.

marinate chicken
I marinated the chicken breasts with thyme, oil and finely grated lemon zest

Chicken garnish

Slice chicken breasts or season whole chicken breast fillets with salt, pepper and thyme and sear in pan.

After turning, add the apple pieces and cook.

Arrange the soup garnish in the middle of warmed soup plates.

Finely chop mint leaves and mint on a cutting board.

Prepare mint

Pluck the mint leaves and cut them into fine julienne (thin strips).

Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk recipe picture
Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Mix and pour in the soup, decorate with freshly cut mint and goji berries and serve.

Yes, after the curry, the soup can use a little more sugar, I like to use cane sugar and give the soup a balanced taste!


2. Nutritional Values and Calories (Kcal)

3. Secret Ingredient for Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

The soup is definitely an achievement of modern times!

30 years ago nobody thought of adding ginger, coconut, maybe turmeric and curry to the soup.

We owe this positive development to numerous chefs and the associated introduction of Asian cuisine.

In the headline I promised you a secret ingredient, I’ll make three of them right now.

In addition to the coconut milk, please combine with this soup:

orange juice for balanced sweetness and acidity,
some tamari – natural soy sauce for a strong taste,
Turmeric fresh or as a spice brings strength and depth to the soup.

Ingredients Insider tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Squeeze oranges
Squeeze oranges for orange juice.

4. Ingredients Overview Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

Are you standing between carrots and apples in the supermarket?

Here is a quick list for your purchase:

Shopping List:

vegetable department:

–> Hokkaido squash or butternut squash,

–> onions or Shallots,

–> oranges,

–> apple,

–> mint,

–> ginger and garlic .

Other ingredients:

–> butter,

–> dry white wine or prosecco,

–> vegetable broth,

–> curry and turmeric,

–> Coconut milk,

–> chicken breasts or shrimp or tofu,

–> goji berries

You can also use goji berries for your muesli,
I like the taste and the great color of the power berries.

Ingredients tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Madras curry powder
Definitely use spices in the erotic kitchen. This is how taste and pep come into play!

5. Quick Overview of How to Make Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

I made a clear list for you 🙂

You can easily get the soup on the plate as shown in the picture 🙂

5.1 Soup Preparation

5.2 Soup Condiment

–> Apple: Cut in half, cut into quarters and then into slices, sauté briefly in butter.

–> Power berries: Add goji berries briefly to apple and gently warm.

–> Mint: Pluck beautiful tips or cut finely detailed into thin strips.

–> Chicken, shrimp or tofu: Cut into bite-sized pieces to taste and sauté briefly.

5.3 Arrange perfectly

–> First, the soup chowder: center the chowder in the warm soup plates. Build a turret!
–> Pour soup: Pour freshly mixed soup into the side using a beak cup.

Your guests will surely be happy.

If there are vegetarians or vegans, simply leave out the chicken breast or replace it with a few slices or cubes of smoked tofu.

You can serve the soup with a little more to your loved ones as a pumpkin stew for dinner .

With meat, shrimp or tofu, this soup makes everyone happy!

Says chef Thomas Sixt about the possible soup variants
Mix pumpkin soup
Mix the pumpkin soup

6. More Pumpkin Ideas

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Pumpkin soup luck noted! Thanks very much!


    • Hello Bert, I'm happy – best wishes and continued success! Thomas


  • Tried it today, turned out delicious, thanks for this guide. Greetings from Elfriede


    • Hello Elfriede, I was very happy to cook this soup for you 🙂 Enjoy it. Feel free to get in touch if something doesn't quite work out in the kitchen, I'll also answer your cooking questions. Best regards and Thomas Sixt wishes you continued success