Chilled Corn and Coconut Soup


The beguiling combination of sweet corn and coconut milk makes a soup that tastes farm-fresh, familiar, and surprising, all at once.


  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped

  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels

  • 1 can (14 ounces) light coconut milk

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • Fresh corn kernels, for garnish


  1. Bring chile, corn kernels, coconut milk, and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer until corn is tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Filling a blender halfway and covering with a kitchen towel, puree soup in batches. Strain through a coarse sieve into a large bowl; discard solids. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Chill soup at least 3 hours or up to overnight. Stir in lime juice. Garnish each serving with fresh corn kernels if desired, and season with pepper.

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