Dairy Free Cream Of Mushroom Soup

As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I have always loved experimenting with different recipes that showcase the earthy flavor of mushrooms. One of my all-time favorite dishes to prepare is dairy-free cream of mushroom soup. This velvety, flavorful soup is not only a comforting and hearty dish, but it’s also a great way to enjoy the natural goodness of mushrooms without any dairy products. Here’s my take on creating the perfect dairy-free cream of mushroom soup.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound of fresh mushrooms (such as cremini or white button mushrooms)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


To start off, I sauté the finely chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil until they become soft and fragrant. Then, I add the sliced mushrooms and cook them until they release their juices and become tender. This step is crucial as it builds the foundation of the soup’s rich and earthy flavor.

Next, I sprinkle the flour over the mushroom mixture and stir well to coat the mushrooms. This helps to thicken the soup later on, giving it that creamy texture without using any dairy. Once the flour is well incorporated, I slowly pour in the vegetable broth while stirring constantly to prevent any lumps from forming.

After adding the vegetable broth, I bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and let it cook for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Then, I pour in the coconut milk, which not only adds creaminess to the soup but also imparts a subtle sweetness that complements the savory mushrooms perfectly.

Once the soup has reached the desired consistency, I season it with dried thyme, salt, and pepper. I find that the addition of thyme brings out the earthy notes of the mushrooms and adds a delightful aroma to the soup. After giving it a final gentle stir, I ladle the soup into bowls and garnish it with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.

My Thoughts on Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup:

This dairy-free cream of mushroom soup has become a regular feature on my family’s dinner table. The combination of wholesome mushrooms, aromatic spices, and creamy coconut milk makes this soup a true crowd-pleaser. What’s more, it’s a fantastic option for anyone following a dairy-free or plant-based diet, offering all the comfort and satisfaction of traditional cream of mushroom soup without any dairy products. Whether enjoyed on a chilly evening or as a starter for a dinner party, this soup never fails to impress.

Final Verdict:

Creating a dairy-free cream of mushroom soup has elevated my appreciation for the versatility of mushrooms in cooking. This recipe has become a staple in my kitchen, and I highly recommend giving it a try to experience the rich and comforting flavors of this dairy-free delight.

So, if you’re a fan of mushrooms and looking for a comforting, dairy-free soup option, this recipe is a must-try. You won’t be disappointed!