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Make Your Own Mango Lassi

A favorite drink at Indian restaurants, they’re easy to make at home. Lassis come in all kinds of flavors, some are salty, some are sweet, some have mint, some have fruit. A mango lassi is basically a yogurt based mango milkshake or smoothie. You can use either canned mango pulp or cubed fresh or frozen mango. If you use fresh, you’ll want to use a ripe, sweet mango. A little ground cardamom sprinkled on top is perfect.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped very ripe mango (see how to peel and chop mango), frozen chopped mango, or a cup of canned mango pulp
  • 4 teaspoons honey or sugar, more or less to taste
  • A dash of ground cardamom (optional)
  • Ice (optional)

Method 

  1. Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes
  2. If you want a more milkshake consistency and it’s a hot day, either blend in some ice as well or serve over ice cubes.
  3. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of ground cardamom to serve.
  4. The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours