Restaurant Style Mango Lassi
Magnificent Mango Lassi
One of my favorite Indian summer drinks has to be mango lassi!
This sweet and creamy Indian beverage is traditionally made with juicy mangoes, yogurt and a pinch of cardamom and sometimes saffron.
I keep things super simple when I make mango lassi and use canned mango pulp. This is get from my local Indian store and it’s easily available on Amazon.
The smooth texture and fruity taste of mango lassi will transport you to exotic lands with every sip.
Not only is it a perfect drink to cool down on a hot day, but it is also a great addition to any brunch or party menu.
Get ready to experience the taste of India with this delicious mango lassi recipe!
What is Mango Lassi?
Firstly, what is lassi?
“Lassi” refers to any yogurt-based drink in India. The most popular are sweet lassi, which is sweetened with sugar, and salty lassi, which contains salt and other roasted Indian spices.
Mangoes are very popular in India and especially during summer when they are in season. Over the years people have found various mouth-watering ways to enjoy mangoes and mango lassi is one of them. It’s filling, it’s nutritious and it’s addictively delicious!
Mango lassi has gained popularity worldwide as it’s a huge Indian restaurant fave!
In my recipe, you literally need ingredients to make this amazing drink- canned mango pulp and yogurt! That’s it.
If we want, we can always add a pinch of cardamom or a few strands of saffron, but it’s not essential.
So let’s get started, shall we? Let me show you the easiest and most delicious drink you’ll ever make!
Canned Sweetened Mango Pulp – I like the Swad Mango Kesar variety but any variety will do.
Yogurt (regular or vegan) – You may use any yogurt as per your preference; I have used whole milk yogurt here, but you can use low-fat yogurt or vegan coconut yogurt.
Flavoring – The lassi is flavored with cardamom powder and, in the end, a hint of saffron. If you don’t like cardamom, leave it out. If you want, you can also add some rose water to the lassi.
How to prepare Mango Lassi in 2 minutes flat!
Take your blender and dump a can of the sweetened mango pulp.
Add to it a 32-ounce tub of yogurt.
Blend into a smooth, creamy dreamy deliciousness!
Pour and enjoy!
Pro Tips for Your Mango Lassi
- Mango lassi can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. However, it should be used within 24 to 48 hours.
- If the above two ingredients feel too thick when blending add some milk to loosen up the mango lassi a bit.
- Of course, fresh mangoes can be used if you can get the variety that has low fiber and you’re in the mood to peel and cut the mangoes. But definitely, fresh fruit is always good to eat! If you use fresh mangoes, you might need to add some sweetener.
- You can also use frozen mangoes-they work very well but again you might need to add some sweetener.
Keep in mind too that fresh or frozen mangoes won’t provide the vibrant mango lassi color that you are used to seeing in restaurants.Print