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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!
- 1 cup chopped very ripe mango (see how to peel and chop mango), frozen chopped mango, or a cup of canned mango pulp
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 teaspoons honey or sugar, more or less to taste
- A dash of ground cardamom (optional)
- Ice (optional)
Add ingredients to blender:
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.
Pour contents into a glass and sprinkle with a tiny pinch of ground cardamom to serve.
The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Turmeric Mango Lassi from Local Haven