Mango Lassi

My mother received a huge mango the other day from a friend. Half of it went into some mango salsa; the other half into this rich mango lassi, essentially a smoothie made with mango and yogurt. I always order one when out to eat at an Indian restaurant. They’re really quite easy to make.

Mango Lassi Recipe

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups.


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar, to taste
  • A dash of ground cardamom (optional)


Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve. Can sprinkle with a little cardamom.

The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

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  • sam

    Aha – I have some mango in the fridge and some yoghurt too. but no milk but thats ok, I can use water. – how many does this recipe serve? I think I might need to reduce it for one.

  • stephanie

    Can someone tell me, is there a ‘season’ for mangoes? i’ve generally gotten them in Trader Joe’s and they’ve been good, but i’m wondering…

  • Caleb

    I’ve been on a smoothie kick for a while. I usually use frozen tropical fruit from the grocery store, but I always make sure I have some extra frozen mango around. It’s a nice balance. Try adding about a teaspoon of artificial vanilla, or use vanilla soy milk instead of regular milk to help your heart.

  • The Anonymous Mama

    Okay, this is definitely going on the list of things to try this weekend! I’m adding mango to my shopping list right now!

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