With the weather warming up and fresh ripe mangoes on hand I thought that it was a good time to try making a mango lassi. A lassi is a South Asian drink that is made from yogurt, water and spices. Lassis can also contain fruits and or berries such as mangoes, strawberries, etc. Some or all of the water can be replaced by milk to make it a bit creamier. The ratio of yogurt to water/milk controls how thick the lassi is. If you like a thinner drink use more water/milk and if you prefer a thicker drink use less water/milk. If you want a really thick drink try using Greek yogurt. Lassis are as easy to make as blending everything in a food processor. I though that I would continue with my cardamom experiments and added some to the drink. The mango lassi was nice and thick and cool and refreshing. I have a feeling that fruit and berry lassis will be helping me through the hotter days this summer.
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk (or water)
1 cup mango (stoned and peeled)
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1. Blend everything.
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