Crema de Calabaza o Ahuyama is a Colombian pumpkin soup. This is the perfect soup to make during the fall, it's comforting and delicious.
Crema de Ahuyama o Calabaza (Pumpkin Soup)
- 1 pumpkin about 3 to 4 pounds, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large carrot peeled and diced
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ cup chopped onions
- 1 scallion chopped
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Salt and pepper
- 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- In a large pot over medium heat, warm the butter. Add the carrots, onions, garlic, scallions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 7 minutes.
- Add the cumin, cinnamon and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add the pumpkin, honey, salt, pepper and broth, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 25 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth.
- Add the milk and heavy cream and cook for 5 minutes more. Ladle the soup into bowls and drizzle with cream. Serve warm.
Today I want to start by saying thank you to all of you for your wonderful comments on my post "My Life Lately" 🙂 You are amazing guys!
If you’ve been visiting my blog for a while now, you'll have noticed that I like to make and eat soups. Today I want to share with you a Pumpkin Soup (Crema de Ahuyama o Calabaza) that is popular in Colombia and I made last week.
The smell of pumpkin simmering with carrots, cinnamon, honey, garlic and onions gave a wonderful fall feeling to the entire house. This creamy, colorful soup is very easy to make and even better the next day. It would make a delicious first course for dinner on a chilly fall evening.
Have a nice day everyone!
Miss Meat and Potatoes
Yay! I have missed your posts and hope all is well with you. This soup looks very special with the wonderful star of the season - pumpkin. And cumin and cinnamon together...lovely! Thanks for sharing and have a great week.
I love pumpkin soup too but hate the peeling of the pumpkin! I ended up just roasted with skin on and scoop up later when cooked. YUmmy!
I love soups all year round. My husband on the other hand prefers them only in cool months (sigh). Your pumpkin soup looks delightful. It's a fabulous way to feed your belly.
P.S. Thanks for guest posting. It was hit. Your recipes and photos rock.
Love all the flavors in this soup! The spices you paired with the pumpkin are really perfect.
Could I use canned pumpkin puree?
Thanks for all your delicious recipes Erica!
I hope you're feeling well.
Renee- I think so!
Erica adoro la crema o sopa de calabaza, y esta se ve absolutamente deliciosa, me gustar÷ia una ahora mismo, xx gloria
Thank you all for the comments!
Soup is the all time comfort food for all! and of course yours is one of my favorites with a little chipotle sprinkled on top 🙂 Someone said their child did not like spice, and I must have feed my children from the womb, because my son cannot live without it like me 🙂
I am also a soup person. Like what you did here with ingredients.
Another wonderful soup - don't stop, you're an endless source of ideas for me.
that swirl of cream is such a simple touch, but it makes the whole thing so gorgeous!
First off - Congratulations on your second pregnancy. Hopefully the second trimester goes better. Your family is very lucky to have such great cook for mom/wife.
I was missing my mom's "sopa de ahuyama" and your timing with this post could have not been better. thank you!
es la primera vez que reviso tu blog y me encanta! Hice la sopa de ahuyama y quedo deliciosa. Seguire tus recetas de ahora en adelante. Felicitaciones!
I came to your website by chance and started looking around and I am blown away by all the recipes. Either my husband has mentioned the recipes or I have had the opportunity to taste them while visiting his family in Colombia. Would you know where I could get comino molido or color here in the US? I brought some back during our last visit to Colombia but am running really low.
I buy my cumin and color at the spices aisle at my local supermarket.
Esta crema huele delicioso!! Deje todo cocinando mientras caminaba los perros, y cuando regrese ya estaba lista. Perfecta para este día frío y oscuro!! Gracias Erica!! No puedo esperar mas para probarla!! =)
Y el chicken broth para que es ? O en que parte se agrega