Mango Lassi
Mango Lassi
5 from 9 votes
Everyone’s favourite creamy and dreamy Indian restaurant classic – mango lassi. What better way to combine the sweetness of mangoes with the tanginess of yoghurt? This sweet and rich mango lassi is made with fresh honey mangoes, whole milk and, sugar for a refreshing summer drink.
Mango Lassi

Mango lassi, a delightful concoction originating from the Indian subcontinent, is a creamy and refreshing yogurt-based drink infused with the tropical sweetness of mangoes.

This classic beverage is not only simple to make but also bursts with flavor, making it a perfect treat for any occasion.

Crafting a mango lassi is akin to capturing the essence of a sunny day in a glass. Its origins trace back to the rich culinary traditions of South Asia, where mangoes reign supreme as the “king of fruits.”

This recipe gracefully marries the creamy texture of yogurt with the luscious sweetness of ripe mangoes, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors that dance on your palate.

Despite its exotic origins, preparing mango lassi is surprisingly easy, even for novice home cooks. With just a handful of ingredients and a blender, you can whip up this delectable drink in a matter of minutes.

Whether you’re craving a cool refreshment on a hot summer day or seeking a flavorful accompaniment to your favorite spicy curry, mango lassi is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Expert Tip: For an extra indulgent treat, top your mango lassi with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of ground cardamom before serving. It adds a luxurious touch to this already delightful drink.

Ingredients

Mangoes: Ripe mangoes provide a burst of tropical sweetness and vibrant color. Mangoes are not only delicious but also rich in vitamins and antioxidants, adding a nutritious boost to your mango lassi.

Sugar: A touch of sweetness from sugar enhances the natural flavor of mangoes, creating a perfectly balanced sweetness in the lassi. Adjust the amount of sugar based on the ripeness of your mangoes and your personal preference.

Yoghurt: Creamy yogurt forms the base of mango lassi, imparting a smooth and luscious texture. Yoghurt adds a tangy note to the drink while also providing probiotics, promoting gut health and digestion.

Milk: Milk adds creaminess to the lassi and helps achieve the desired consistency. Whole milk is preferred for its richness, but you can opt for semi-skimmed milk for a lighter alternative without compromising on taste.

Ice Cubes: Ice cubes are essential for achieving the perfect chill in your mango lassi, making it incredibly refreshing. They also help to thicken the drink slightly, resulting in a smooth and creamy texture that’s utterly indulgent.

Expert Tip: Use ripe mangoes for the best flavor. Look for mangoes that yield slightly to gentle pressure and have a sweet aroma at the stem end.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair your mango lassi with a spicy curry for a delightful contrast of flavors. The creamy sweetness of the lassi helps to balance out the heat from the curry, creating a harmonious dining experience.
  • Serve mango lassi as a refreshing drink alongside your favorite Indian dishes, such as biryani, tandoori chicken, or samosas. Its cooling properties make it the perfect complement to spicy and flavorful cuisine.
  • Enjoy mango lassi as a standalone treat on a hot summer day. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of mango for an extra touch of elegance.
  • For a fun twist, turn mango lassi into popsicles by pouring the mixture into popsicle molds and freezing until solid. These homemade popsicles are a deliciously cool treat for kids and adults alike.
  • Host a mango lassi party and set up a DIY lassi bar with various toppings and mix-ins such as chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or a drizzle of honey. Let your guests customize their lassi creations for a fun and interactive experience.

Expert Tip: Adjust the sweetness of the lassi according to your preference. If the mangoes are very sweet, you may need less sugar, whereas if they are tart, you may want to add a bit more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of mangoes should I use for mango lassi?

Ripe and sweet mangoes work best for mango lassi. Look for varieties such as Alphonso, Kesar, or Ataulfo mangoes, which are known for their rich flavor and creamy texture.

Can I use frozen mangoes instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can use frozen mango chunks if fresh mangoes are not available. Just make sure to thaw them slightly before blending to achieve a smooth consistency.

Is it necessary to chill the smoothie glass before serving?

Chilling the glass in the refrigerator beforehand is optional but highly recommended. It helps to keep the lassi cooler for longer, enhancing its refreshing qualities.

Can I make mango lassi ahead of time?

While mango lassi is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. Give it a good stir before pouring to ensure the ingredients are well combined.

How long does mango lassi last in the refrigerator?

Mango lassi is best consumed fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. However, the texture may slightly change over time, so it’s best to enjoy it as soon as possible for the optimal taste and consistency.

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Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

by Nabeela Kauser
Everyone’s favourite creamy and dreamy Indian restaurant classic – mango lassi. What better way to combine the sweetness of mangoes with the tanginess of yoghurt?
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 2
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the empty smoothie glass into the refrigerator to ensure that the lassi is cooler and make it more refreshing
  • Peel the fresh mangoes and cut into small chunks discarding the stone in the middle and add into a blender along with the sugar, yoghurt, ice cubes and milk – whole milk is best as the mango lassi will be tastier although semi-skimmed milk can be used for a healthy alternative
  • Blitz until of smooth consistency and pour into the smoothie glass
  • Serve immediately and enjoy on its own or on the side with a spicy curry!

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Notes

Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 66mgPotassium: 580mgFibre: 3gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 2456IUVitamin C: 76mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 211mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Dessert, Drinks, Indian Desserts, Lassi, Mango, Milkshake, Recipe, Summer
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