Mango Lassi

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Sweet and rich mango lassi, with mango, milk, yogurt, sugar and a dash of cardamom.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Do you like mango lassis? A favorite drink at Indian restaurants, they’re easy to make at home. Lassis come in all kinds of flavors, some are salty, some are sweet, some have mint, some have fruit. A mango lassi is basically a yogurt based mango milkshake or smoothie.

You can use either canned mango pulp or cubed fresh or frozen mango. If you use fresh, you’ll want to use a ripe, sweet mango. If your mango isn’t ripe enough it will be too tart and you’ll have to add more sugar or honey than you would like.

A little ground cardamom sprinkled on top is perfect!

Mango Lassi Recipe

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups

Depending on how ripe and sweet your mango is, or if you are using canned and already sweetened mango pulp, you will need to add more or less honey or sugar to the lassi.

If you have cardamom pods, crush the pods to remove the seeds, then grind the seeds with a mortar and pestle.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped very ripe mango (see how to peel and chop mango), frozen chopped mango, or a cup of canned mango pulp
  • 4 teaspoons honey or sugar, more or less to taste
  • A dash of ground cardamom (optional)
  • Ice (optional)

Method

Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes.

If you want a more milkshake consistency and it's a hot day, either blend in some ice as well or serve over ice cubes.

Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of ground cardamom to serve.

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

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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43 Comments / Reviews

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  1. Susan Davis-Whatley

    I followed the directions and used fresh mango and a little ice. My son LOVED it! I’ll be making it again. Thanks!

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  2. Niven Padachy

    Simple and quick. Was delicious and very refreshing.
    I used mango pulp from a can. (Indian grocery store)
    Did not need any sweetener as the mango pulp was sweet.

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  3. Kathleen

    I just made this with very ripe peaches. No sugar necessary if the fruit is sweet enough. Two servings for DH and me. Very refreshing, thanks.

  4. Emma

    I’m making a special Indian meal for my son’s birthday tomorrow, he LOVES lassi, how many servings does this recipe make please? I’m thinking I may need to double it to make sure there’s enough for a family of 5?

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  5. Sandra

    I made it with fresh ripe mango and no sugar. I loved this so much!!! Thanks for sharing this SIMPLE and easy recipe. I felt so accomplished!

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