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Mango Lassi Recipe

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This simple Mango Lassi Recipe will remind you of the drink you often get in Indian restaurants. You can easily make that same thing at home with a handful of simple ingredients. Mango, yogurt, honey, milk and an optional touch of cardamom make this so sweet and flavorful – the perfect snack or even breakfast! 

Mango Lassi Recipe in cup.

MANGO LASSI RECIPE

Have you had a Mango Lassi at Indian restaurants  before? 

I often will get one from my favorite local Indian restaurant in town and my whole family just loves them.

I am a mango lover and so are my kids so we just devour a Mango Lassi when we get them. 

I add mango to so many things from this Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw, to Mango and Black Bean Salsa, to this Spring Pasta Salad, to these Grilled Fish Tacos

I decided after a few times of ordering it to try making my own Mango Lassi Recipe and it could not be easier. This Mango Lassi Recipe uses simple ingredients to create the perfect treat. 

You might be wondering “what is a mango lassi?”

The concept actually originated many many years ago somewhere around 1000 BC.

It began either with fine fruits or pure spices.

Mango Lassi Recipe with straw.

It is well known for having Ayurvedic healing properties and gives a calming effect to the stomach and mind too. 

It is still a popular recipe for a yogurt-based drink that originated on the Indian subcontinent. 

It is a blend of yogurt {dahi}, spices and sometimes fruit. In today’s case it has mango pulp added in to create a sweet milkshake like drink.

Sometimes in a mango lassi people use cream or ice cream in place of the yogurt. 

Mango Lassi Recipe ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN A MANGO LASSI?

  • Mango: chunks or mango pulp

  • Yogurt

  • Honey or sugar

  • Milk or water

  • Cardamom powder or cinnamon {optional}

Mango Lassi Recipe in blender

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS MANGO LASSI RECIPE?

Add the mango, yogurt, milk, honey and optional cardamom or cinnamon to a blender.

Mango Lassi Recipe in blender.

Blend for 1-2 minutes stopping to stir half-way during the process.

For a thicker drink you can add ice cubes at the end and blend again.

Serve with silvered almonds or another sprinkle of cardamom or cinnamon.

Mango Lassi Recipe in blender.

IS A MANGO LASSI HEALTHY FOR ME?

This drink contains yogurt which adds protein and calcium to your diet which is good for your bones and helps give you energy. 

The mango is rich in rich in vitamins, mineral and antioxidants making a mango lassi a great drink to sip on. This is one of my favorite drinks! 

TIPS FOR MAKING A MANGO LASSI

  • You want to try and find ripe mangoes when making a mango lassi otherwise the mango pulp will be hard and not sweet. When picking a mango out squeeze gently to judge ripeness. A ripe mango will give slightly when squeezed and will often give off a fruity aroma at the stem.  
  • To thicken the texture or thin the texture of this Indian mango lassi you will want to either use ice {thicker} or milk/water for a thinner drink. 
  • To make this a vegan mango lassi you can use a vegan friendly yogurt- like a soy yogurt, coconut yogurt or almond milk yogurt. 
  • In place of the honey or sugar for the sweetener you can use maple syrup. 
  • If you want to use different fresh fruit instead of mango in this drink you can. I like strawberries, raspberry, pineapple or bananas. 
  • If it isn’t mango season or you can’t get your hands on mango that is fresh you can use frozen mango chunks or mango pulp from a can. 

Mango Lassi Recipe with logo.

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Mango Lassi Recipe with straw.

Mango Lassi Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This simple Mango Lassi Recipe will remind you of the drink you often get in Indian restaurants. You can easily make that same thing at home with a handful of simple ingredients. Mango, yogurt, honey, milk and an optional touch of cardamom make this so sweet and flavorful - the perfect snack or even breakfast! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ripe, fresh mango or you can use frozen mango chunks {depending on the size of the mango it takes me about 2-3 mangoes}
  • 1 cup plain yogurt {you can use whatever you like from whole fat to low-fat or even Greek yogurt for a thicker, tangier lassi}
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or 1-2 teaspoons of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of milk or water {more or less to thin it out}
  • Dash of cardamom or cinnamon
  • Almonds to garnish
  • Ice {optional}

Instructions

    Add the mango, yogurt, milk, honey and optional cardamom or cinnamon to a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes stopping to stir half-way during the process.

    For a thicker drink you can add ice cubes at the end and blend again.

    Serve with silvered almonds or another sprinkle of cardamom or cinnamon.

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