Cool off with this delicious recipe for Mango Lassi! This classic Indian yogurt drink is the perfect way to beat the heat. It's fruity, tangy, and sweet, and it's sure to refresh you on a hot day.
You'll love how creamy, sweet and refreshing this easy mango lassi is!
A lassi is a yogurt-based drink from India that can be either sweet or savory.
This drink was created to cool people off in the hot Indian summers. It's traditionally made with yogurt, water, and spices. The most popular flavors are made with mango, rosewater, or cardamom.
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In fact, mango lassi is a popular variation that's become popular all over the world!
The mango lassi is a refreshing and delicious drink that's perfect for summertime. It's easy to make, and you can find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store.
You simply blend mango with yogurt, sugar, and a pinch of cardamom and you've got the perfect way to cool down during the warmer months!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
The combination of fresh mango and yogurt gives this drink a delicious, creamy texture.
The mango adds sweetness and the yogurt provides a tartness that's perfectly balanced.
Make this Mango Lassi in the summertime as a delicious high-protein alternative to ice cream.
This lassi drink is easy to make and is made with easy-to-find ingredients!
- Mango - You have the option to use fresh or frozen mango, or even mango puree to make this recipe.
- Plain Yogurt - Makes up the base of the drink adding a thick texture along with a tangy taste.
- White Sugar - Sweetens up the drink and enhances the natural sweetness of the mango. You can also use honey as a non-refined sugar sweetener.
- Ice - Helps make the drink super cold and refreshing.
- Cardamom - This optional spice is traditional in lassi recipes and adds a warming flavor to the drink that complements the mango well.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
How to make mango lassi
Wondering how to make Mango Lassi? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Gather ingredients: Measure out the mango, yogurt, and sugar and add them to a blender.
Blend the lassi: Start out by pulsing the blender to break up any bigger pieces, then slowly bring up the speed and blend until smooth.
Garnish and serve: Pour into a glass, then top with a pinch of cardamom. Serve and enjoy!
You can use fresh or frozen mango for this recipe. Frozen mango will produce a more frozen cold consistency while fresh mango or mango puree will be a bit thinner.
If you happen to use very thick yogurt, your lassi may come out too thick. Feel free to thin it out with a little water or milk until desired consistency is reached.
The cardamom is optional but traditional in mango lassis. If you don't have any on hand or don't like the flavor, feel free to leave it out.
If you want a non-dairy version of this mango lassi recipe, you can use coconut yogurt or almond milk yogurt in place of the dairy yogurt.
Serve with a spicy Rajma Masala (Kidney Bean Curry) to cool off.
Enjoy poolside with a Summer Fruit Salad with Tea Simple Syrup.
Bring it in a big pitcher at a summer party along with a Fruit Platter.
Swap the mango for any other fruit - try pineapple, raspberries, blueberries...
Add a shot of espresso to add a kick of energy and creamy coffee taste.
Turn it into a smoothie bowl by pouring it into a bowl and topping it with mango chunks and granola.
Top this mango lassi with whipped cream, sliced mango, chopped pistachios, and a cherry on top for a mango lassi float.
Mango lassis are best enjoyed the same day they're made but will keep in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Simply give it a good stir before serving if any separation has occurred.
Freezing is not recommended as the mango lassi will become very icy and separate when thawed.
Yes, mango lassi is a good source of Vitamin C, calcium, and protein and can be part of a healthy diet.
Yes, you can make mango lassi without yogurt by substituting it with equal parts of water or milk. This will result in a less thick and creamy drink.
Mango lassi is a popular drink originating from India. It's often served as a refreshing beverage or dessert and can be found in many Indian restaurants.
More Mango Recipes
- Mango Syrup
- Mango Compote
- Vanilla Mango Muffins
- Mango Soda
- Oaty Crumble Mango Bars
- Easy Mango Salad with Lime Ginger Dressing
- Mango Puree
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- 2 cups mango chunks (fresh or frozen, or 1 cup mango puree)
- 2 cups plain yogurt 500g
- 4 tablespoons white sugar (or honey)
- 1 cup ice
- Pinch of ground cardamom optional
- Add the mango chunks (or puree), yogurt, sugar, and ice to a blender.
- Process until smooth and frothy.
- Serve topped with a pinch of cardamom and enjoy.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.