Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

During my recent trip to Europe, while eating breakfast at the hotel, among all juices, smoothies and other drinks was this glass pitcher with luscious looking concoction. The sign next to it said “Mango Lassi”. If it has mango, it’s got to be good, right? This, of course, applies to mango lovers, which I happened to be. I was intrigued and I had to try it. As you can already predict, I wouldn’t be writing about it if it wasn’t good. I have to tell you more – it was that good that I had to replicate it at home myself, so my family could enjoy it as well.

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Apparently, Lassi (pronounced [ləs-siː]) is a popular, traditional, yogurt-based drink from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. In the past month or so I tried a few different variations of this drink and this is the one that I will re-use from now on. This one is a combination of a few different recipes I tried and fine-tuned it in my opinion to perfection!

The key to achieving the most delicious mango lassi it to use the fresh, ripest mangoes you can find. The ripeness of the fruit will contribute to a beautiful golden color and an irresistible aroma and flavor of the drink.

Mango Lassi

Ingredients:

3 ripe mangoes
1.5 cups flavored or plain low fat yogurt
1 cup warm low-fat (1%) milk
1/2 cup pineapple coconut ice cream
2 tablespoons honey
pinch of ground cardamom
pinch of saffron threads
1 teaspoon rose water
2 mango wedges or slices (for garnish)

How to make Mango Lassi:

1. Start by placing a pinch of saffron threads in warm milk. Set aside.

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2. Wash and peel mangoes.

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3. Slice mangoes.

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4. Place mango slices (reserve a few for garnish) and all other ingredients into a blender and process till everything is smooth and frothy. I use”Smoothie” setting on my Vitamix and it does a wonderful job.

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5. In just a few minutes you will have a divine drink. Poor into glasses, garnish with reserved mango slices and serve. If not using immediately,  transfer into a glass container and refrigerate.

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Combination of silky, ripe mangoes, creamy yogurt and a bit of ice cream are the keys to getting the decadent texture of this drink just right.

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This drink is so versatile! Have it for breakfast, drink it for desert after a meal or enjoy it anytime you feel like it :)

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Cheers!

Enjoy :)

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Delicious mango lassi that boosts a beautiful golden color and an irresistible aroma and flavor.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe mangoes
  • 1.5 cups flavored or plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 cup warm low-fat (1%) milk
  • ½ cup pineapple coconut ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of ground cardamom
  • pinch of saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 2 mango wedges or slices (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Start by placing a pinch of saffron threads in warm milk. Set aside.
  2. Wash and peel mangoes.
  3. Slice mangoes.
  4. Place mango slices (reserve a few for garnish) and all other ingredients into a blender and process till everything is smooth and frothy. I use”Smoothie” setting on my Vitamix and it does a wonderful job.
  5. In just a few minutes you will have a divine drink. Poor into glasses, garnish with reserved mango slices and serve. If not using immediately, transfer into a glass container and refrigerate.

 

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