BROTH: The soup works best with a lighter vegetable broth, but you can also substitute in chicken broth or water. Keep in mind whatever liquid you use will add that specific flavor or no flavor for water. CREAM: This recipe works well with coconut milk or cream. The cream is my favorite, but the coconut milk works almost as well and is a good alternative for those who don’t consume dairy. You will want to use the full fat version and not a coconut milk dairy alternative. BLENDER: You can also use a regular blender. If so, be very careful and blend soup in batches to avoid over filling.