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
- Blend everything.
One of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks! It’s been a long time since I have attempted to make my own. It’s on my list.
Ah! no Kevin me mastaste con esto!!! pardon, This is lovely amazing, to die for, love mangos!!! and the picture is really lovelyxGlori(All I wanted now is mangos, mangos etc.)
Wow, super easy and looks oh, so tasty!
I just had one of these yesterday at an Indian restaurant, and it was fab. You should submit this post to Joelen’s Tasty Tool event: this month the theme is blenders 🙂
Such a refreshing drink; and a fun way to consume a mango :0)
It is interesting that you drink mango lassi when it’s hot – Chinese believe that mango is a ‘heaty food’ hence I avoid consuming it when the weather is too hot. In the west, the concept is the exact opposite! hee.
Your drink looks beautiful, I might try it out!
Proud Italian Cook says
How refreshing that looks Kevin!
I love lassi with spicy Indian food! Yum!
You really cook up a storm, don’t you? And everything is so tidy. Those are good qualities.
The drink looks wonderful. I wish I had one now.
What a beautiful simple recipe. I am going to love this! Thanks for all your great recipes!
Marc @ NoRecipes says
Ooooo I love mango lassi’s. I could drink a whole pitcher of this.
I’ll have to try this combination. I was surprised to see cardamom. Looks so healthy.
Simple and delicious! Perfect for the current weather!
Mmm mango lassi, yum. I used to make what I think is like a banana lassi but it was banana and milk?
Looks so nice and refreshing!
I think your cooking skills just go from strength to strength Kevin, as does your photography. Well done!
Oh Kevin! You really are a genius. That looks so wonderful! My taste buds are tingling after looking at that picture.
again with the complicated directions! 🙂 looks tasty, ’cause that cardamom is good stuff.
taste memory says
this looks delicious….one of my favorites, I’ll have to make this again!
Mike of Mike's Table says
You can never go wrong with a mango lassi. Easy to make and a wonderful drink.
A trip to my favourite curry houses just wouldn’t be complete without a jug of mango lassi. I can never get enough of it.
I have never had a lassi before, but it looks so refreshing and healthy!
I have been curious about these for awhile, but have never made, nor tried one. I didn’t realize they were this easy.
This is my favorite (non-alcoholic!) drink! The first time I had it was at an Indian restaurant – and I was hooked!
my dad loves this drink. i’ve never had one, though i would love to try it since i love mangoes!
Your posting inspired me to go and buy a mango and make the first mango lassi of the year!
Ah….my favourite drink! Looks divine.
cook eat FRET says
i’m making this tonight
This is one of my favorite drinks. Perfect on a hot summer day!