This cool, creamy and refreshing mango lassi uses only 5 ingredients, is naturally sweetened, vegan and perfect for enjoying with spicy foods.
Growing up in a Middle Eastern household, we always have plain, unsweetened yogurt in our house.
Whether we mix it with cucumber and mint for a quick yogurt sauce or stir it into a quick fruit salad, I love using plain yogurt to add acidity and creaminess to balance dishes.
We happened to have ripe mangos sitting around recently so I decided to make mango lassis for my boys to try. Traditionally served in Indian restaurants to balance the spicy cuisine, plain yogurt is a great way to beat the heat because it literally coats your tongue. Water, on the other hand, simply spreads the heat throughout the mouth only prolonging the agony of overly spicy food.
To make this mango lassi, you simply blend together juicy mango cubes with plain, unsweetened yogurt, ground cardamom, water and ice. If you don’t have cardamom on hand, a little cinnamon or nutmeg works great too.
While mango is the traditional fruit used for a lassi, I love using this recipe with ripe peaches and nectarines as well. Heck, any fruit would be great, to be honest.
Frequently asked questions:
How long does a mango lassi last in the refrigerator?
Up To 3 Days
How long do ripened mangos last?
Up to 5 days
What is cardamon?
It’s a spice used for sweet and savory dishes.
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Easy Mango Lassi Recipe (5 Ingredients)
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 1 cup fresh mango (cut in cubes)
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Divide between four glasses.
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