Creamy Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Creamy spicy Curried Sweet Potato Soup with ginger, curry powder and coconut milk. This soup is naturally sweet, vegan, has pleasant heat and spice of curry and is ready in Instant Pot in no time!

Creamy Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk
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Creamy Curried Sweet Potato Soup with ginger, curry powder and coconut milk. This soup is naturally sweet, vegan, has pleasant heat and spice of curry and is ready in your favorite Instant Pot with just 10 minutes of Pressure cooking. Gluten Free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free. 

With ginger, thyme and curry powder.. this sweet potato soup packs a punch of curry flavor and is supper healthy.  Every sip will warm you head to toe. For me, it is the perfect winter-night-dinner fix with a crusty bread on the side. 

So, let's cook some Sweet Potato Soup today!

Healthy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Today's Sweet Potato Curry Soup is special for three reasons; 1) it gets natural sweetness from apples. No refined sugar or sweeteners. 2) gets creaminess from coconut milk. Dairy free and vegan. 3) Has healthy curry flavor with ginger and thyme. Not only flavorful, these herbs and spices are good to warm you from within, help fight flu season and harsh winter weather. 

Look at how creamy this soup is? Almost like a Sweet Potato Bisque! But healthier and vegan. High five!

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup prepared in Instant Pot

This Sweet Potato Curry Soup recipe completes my hat-trick of coconut curry recipes on the blog. Honestly, I'm obsessed with curry and coconut milk combo. Curry and coconut milk make unmistakably delicious combination which is also healthy, good-for-you and dairy-free. All of previous recipes - Instant Pot Creamy Thai Curry Lentils, Coconut Curry Shrimp have distinct and different curry flavor but are low-fat and dairy-free. 

Tip: If you ever need to make a curry-in-hurry? Simply reach for ginger, garlic, onion, curry powder and coconut milk. With a protein of your choice, these simple 5 ingredients can yield a flavorful curry without need to follow any recipe.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

If you like Curry with coconut Milk? Try more recipes from the blog:

Thai Butternut Squash Soup
Chicken Khao Soi
Laksa Soup
Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

Creamy vegan Sweet Potato soup no sugar or no dairy

Sweet Potatoes always make to my kitchen table. Be it Sweet Potato Waffles, Fries, Sweet Potato Salad, Pie or this delicious soup!

Sweet Potato Curry Soup Recipe

What is your favorite way to enjoy Sweet Potato? Write a comment below and share with me.

Have a wonderful start of the week!


Creamy Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

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Creamy Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: American () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 1.5 Quart - Serves: 5
Nutrition: 250 calories per serving (No. of servings depends on serving size.)



  • 1. Sauté Aromatics Heat olive oil in Instant Pot at Saute Setting. Add onion, garlic, ginger and cook stirring often until onions are soft and have started to brown slightly at the edges. (4-5 minutes)
  • 2. Add Curry and Herbs Add curry powder, thyme and saute for 2 more minutes stirring often.
  • 3. Pressure Cook Add rough chopped sweet potato, cored and peeled diced apples, 3 cups of water or stock (if using. See Note 1) with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Place the lid of Instant Pot. Seal and set vent to "sealing" position. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick Release, open the lid.
  • 4. Puree Soup Add coconut milk. Puree the soup with immersion blender to smooth consistency. Or Work in batches and puree soup in stand mixer/blender. Add back to pot. Mix in 1/2 tbsp of the lemon juice, black pepper. Stir well. Taste and adjust salt, and add more lemon juice (if needed). (See Note 2) Additional Notes: I end up adding 1/2 tsp more salt to bring out the flavor of soup.
  • 5. Garnish Soup and Serve Ladle hot soup into serving bowls. Garnish with toppings of choice. I recommend one or all - black pepper, walnuts, fresh herbs such as cilantro, dill, or parsley, chives. Serve and enjoy!
Savita's Notes:
  1. For more depth of flavor, replace water with vegetable stock or water with a vegetable bouillon. If you are okay with soup not vegan, try soup with low-sodium chicken stock.
  2. Always adjust seasoning to taste. I recommend adjusting lemon juice and salt as per taste after blending the soup. Seasonings bring out the flavor of curry and coconut milk.

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16 Responses

  1. Loved this! Perfect flavor blend. I subbed applesauce for apples (1/2 cup=1 medium apple) and my sweet potatoes were already steamed, mashed and frozen. I also put in 2 carrots. Wonderful.
  2. Hi there, could you use a slow cooker for this recipe? If yes, how long to cook for?
    I've never made this soup in Slow Cooker. But if I have to make it, I would use stove and sauté pan for Step 1 and 2. For Step 3, use slow cooker and cook for 4 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender (easy to puree). Remaining recipe remains the same. If prefer thicker soup, only use 1/2 of liquid suggested and adjust later. I hope it helps.
  3. This soup is my everything!! Very easy to make and the taste is excellent! Sometimes I add shrimp or spinach or shredded chicken. I am not vegan but have so many dietary restrictions that this soup is a lifesaver!!!! I make it every two weeks! Yummm!!
  4. This was delicious! I never thought to use apple in a soup but really liked the flavor.
  5. Delicious! The apple added a nice fresh flavor! And I loved the spices in this soup.
  6. WOW! I have never imagined turning out a humble potato soup into such deliciousness! Such a great and creative idea it is! I will make it for sure!
  7. I'm interested to give this a try. Love added apples and ginger. Such a lovely summer soup.
  8. Love love loved the addition of apple in this curried sweet potato soup recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!
  9. What a delicious and vibrant looking soup. Perfect for a cold winter day.
  10. Do you have instructions for stove top if no instant pot?
    Hi there! All steps will be same for Stove Top except the Step 3. What I mean to say is, for Step 1, sauté aromatics in on stove in a heavy-bottom deep pot. In Step 3, add 1 cup extra stock and boil covered(with lid on) on medium-high until sweet potatoes and apple are tender. Follow rest of the steps as-is. I hope this helps. Let me know if this answers your question.
  11. Probably the best soup I've ever made. Thank you!
    I'm glad you enjoyed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
  12. Delicious, creamy & colorful. I love sweet potato soup paired with coconut milk, perfect for fall & Thanksgiving holidays!
    Thanks! Indeed, the flavor and color of this soup is perfect for holidays and festivities.