The combination of sweet and fresh flavors creates a thick and savory soup made from a mix of vegetables and sweet potatoes. A Carrot and Sweet Potato soup uses bits of onion, garlic, carrots, orange-fleshed sweet potatoes cooked in a chicken broth mixed with milk or half-and-half and then pureed to make a rich and creamy soup. Distinctive in flavor, this soup provides a rich sweet potato taste that is balanced nicely with the addition of the carrots. The texture of this broth and milk-based soup can be lightened by adding more broth or milk, but it can also be thickened if the liquid ingredients are reduced. A thicker soup provides a very hearty and filling soup that can become a main dish for lunch as well as a side dish for lunch or dinner.