Beat the summer heat and quench your thirst with this smooth, extra-creamy, and flavorful Mango Lassi. This delectable Indian drink uses only a handful of ingredients, comes together in about 15 minutes, and tastes amazingly delicious and indulgent!
Pair it with your favorite appetizers, invite your loving friends over and enjoy this refreshing drink by the porch!
Summer is here and so are the mangoes and that too in abundance. True to its name – KING OF FRUITS; mango is juicy, tasty, sweet, and super delicious! It has various forms and flavors from bitter to tarty and sweet to very very sweet. While they’re so many fruits around during summer, but mangoes are still considered the most favorite.Mango Lassi
Mangoes can be enjoyed as is or in savory and sweet dishes. Since mangoes are in abundance, I plan to make Mango lassi. It’s everyone’s favorite, and you can make it ahead of time… and it tastes great when cold! Nothing is better to quench your thirst on hot summer days than a seasonally-inspired Mango Lassi.
Now onto the recipe!
Delicious mango lassi is prepared with yogurt and sweet mango pulp. It’s pretty close to mango smoothie which follows the same method leaving out the essence and cardamom and substituting with vanilla flavor.
The mangoes I used were very sweet so I kept my sugar on the low side. Looking for a healthy option to substitute honey for sugar. If you find it too thick, dilute it with more milk or cream and adjust accordingly to one’s liking.
I like to flavor my mango lassi with different essence alternating between rose water, kewra, and mango essence. If I am adding essence to my lassi, I usually leave it out on cardamom because of its strong flavor. Its strong flavor will conflict with whatever essence I am adding.
Add ice cubes and enjoy this very tasty and full of nutrients mango drink. Add mango chunks to give it a chunky texture.
This summer enjoy this rich, creamy, and pleasantly flavored sweet Mango lassi that is very refreshing!! During summer break it’s a must-have for my kids. 🙂 Some other thirst-quenching drinks that I like to sip on include the refreshing Strawberry flavored water, Pineapple mango Pina colada, Sunshine tropical smoothie, and many more!
I sure hope that you give these a try! If you happen to make them then share your yum pictures with me on @facebook. Would love to see your creations!
- 1 cup Fresh Mango
- 1 cup Yogurt
- ¼ cup Milk (to dilute lassi)
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Rose water or any essence (optional)
- Few springs of Mint Leaves
- A pinch of Cardamom Powder (optional)
- Wash, peel and puree the mango.
- Assemble all the ingredients in a blender leaving out mint leaves.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Mango lassi has a thick consistency – but if you want to dilute it add more milk.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!
- Garnish with mint leaves, few strands of saffron or a pinch of cardamom powder and….
- Serve chilled.