One of our favorite Indian summer drinks has to be mango lassi. What better way to combine the sweetness of mango with yogurt’s tanginess? This is easy to make, fruity, thick, creamy, and refreshing. You can also add your choice of flavorings — cardamom, saffron, or rose water.
What is Mango Lassi?
“Lassi” refers to any yogurt-based drink on the Indian subcontinent. The most popular are sweet lassi, which is sweetened with sugar, and salty lassi, which contains salt and other Indian spices.
Mango Lassi is one of the popular variants that combines sweet mangoes with yogurt. As mentioned earlier, you may add saffron, a drop of rose water for added taste, or even cardamom for additional flavorings.
In my opinion, it’s one of the most significant ways to savor mangoes because it’s rich, sweet, and creamy.
Ingredients at a Glance
Mangoes – To make the lassi, you can use either fresh or canned mango puree. When mangoes are in season, I highly recommend using fresh sweet mango puree. Mango lassi made with fresh puree has no replacement. However, tinned food is acceptable, too, and may be found in any Indian grocery store.
Yogurt (regular or vegan) – You may use any yogurt as per your preference; I have used whole milk yogurt here, but you can use whichever yogurt you wish.
Flavoring – The lassi is flavored with cardamom powder and, in the end, a hint of saffron. If you don’t like cardamom, leave it out. If you want, you can also add some rose water to the lassi.
Sugar – I used sugar to sweeten this lassi, but feel free to use your favorite sweetener. You can also omit the sweetener if you like.
How to prepare Mango Lassi?
Blend mango and yogurt into a smoothie-like consistency in a blender.
Add a bit of cardamom powder for additional flavors, and garnish with saffron, if desired.
Some Expert Tips for Preparing Mango Lassi
- Mango lassi can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. However, it should be used within 24 to 48 hours.
- Add more rose water to the lassi to give it an additional taste. You can also top the lassi with chopped almonds or pistachios.
- It tastes better if the lassi is chilled for at least 2 hours before serving.
- For the finest results, use fresh sweet mangoes; Indian mango varietals such as Kesar, Dusheri, and Alphonso perform nicely.
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
tropical summer refreshing drink to beat the heat. The sweetness of the mango blends amazingly with the tanginess of the yogurt.
- 1 cup frozen Mangoes or 1/2 can sweetened mango pulp
- 2 cups yogurt (regular or vegan)
- Sugar (if needed)
- Pinch of cardamom powder
- Nuts/ saffron for garnishing.
- Blend mango and yogurt together into a smoothie like consistency.
- Add a bit of cardamom powder (optional)
- Garnish with nuts and mangoes if desired and enjoy.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
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