This delicious Mango Lassi is the ultimate summer drink that comes together easily with just a few simple ingredients – tastes amazing!
Have you ever had a mango lassi? It’s a popular drink at Indian restaurants and surprisingly enough, they’re super simple to whip up at home with just a few simple ingredients.
Lassis can come in a variety of flavors – you can find sweet lassis, salty, fruity, or some are even rich and salty. This mango lassi is basically a yogurt/smoothie made with mango.
It is delicious!
Where do Lassis Come From?
Lassis are a very ancient drink that started in the area of Northern India and Easton Pakistan. A lassi is a blended drink with yogurt, fruit, spices and milk.
Historically, a lassi is touted as a drink that has Ayurvedic healing properties – not only does it or can it, calm the mind but it can also calm the stomach. Therefore, the purpose of a lassi was to help aid digestion.
Lassis come in many varieties – salty, sweet, fruity, even chocolatey. A fresh fruit lassi is a perfect way to cool off in the hot summer months.
Fresh or Frozen?
If you are making this mango lassi, the recipe specifies a fresh mango – if you can’t find a ripe, sweet, fresh mango, you will want to use a frozen.
Add sugar or a little honey (more or less to taste), depending on your preference.
Other Spices to Try
This recipe calls for pistachios and almonds as a garnish – but you can go a step further and try any of these spices on your lassi, too:
- or, spices like paprika, cayenne, or even saffron
If you try this recipe, be so kind as to rate the recipe and leave a comment. I’d love to know if you enjoyed it and how you adapted this to your tastes!
- 2 C ripe mangoes peeled and chopped
- 4 Tbsp honey or sugar more to taste
- 1 C plain yogurt
- 1 C milk regular or plant based
- pistachios and almonds for garnish
- 1 C ice cubes
- In a blender, combine the chopped mango, yogurt, milk, sugar, and ice cubes.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Garnish pistachios , almonds and mango chunks if desired Serve chilled and enjoy!