Soup is Too Spicy


I made a soup with some hot sauce and it is way too "spicy hot". How can I balance out the spicy heat?

Lucia from Long Island, NY


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By Bonnie (Guest Post) 11/14/2006

You can add some milk to the soup and it should help tone it down a bit.

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By Hannah (Guest Post) 11/14/2006

You can also mix cream into it or if you don't want to change the soup, you can serve it with yogurt to cool down your tongue!

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By (Guest Post) 11/14/2006

Dilute it down and then add more of the other ingredients to bring the original taste back.

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By nancy80501 (Guest Post) 11/15/2006

If I get "heavy handed" with my chili, I just add a little sugar and that cools it off nicely. (I use hot sauce as well as chili powder in my chili) Maybe it will work for your soup, too.

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By kw (Guest Post) 02/05/2009

You can add some instant potatoes or diced potatoes to the soup. It will help, good luck.

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By Jane Gibbons 1 04/06/2010

I made a pot of Mulligatawney and I thought it was ruined, it was so spicy. So I sliced a large potato into thin slices and cooked until it was tender. After I pureed the soup, I served it with a large spoonful of creme fresh. It was delicious and no one complained! The potato improved the texture as well

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