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Indian Mango Lassi {With Mango Pulp}

Quick and easy mango lassi recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 10 minutes. This refreshing Indian drink is full of mango pulp or puree, yogurt, cardamom.

This drink is delicious and comes just in time for summer and warmer weather. It is so refreshing, cool, and delicious! And if you love mangoes as much as I do, you will definitely want to check out some of my other mango recipes, such as Mango cake with Mango Frosting and this yummy Tropical Mango Oatmeal.

How to make homemade Indian mango lassi recipe from scratch?

  1. Add in- All of the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Puree ingredients- Until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie– Into 2 cups and serve chilled.

What is lassi?

It is an Indian drink that can be made thick and creamy like a smoothie while others may be salty and more watered down. It is most well-known as a simple yogurt drink made with spices, water or milk/buttermilk, yogurt, and sometimes fruit. Lassis similar to this recipe can be found with or without mangoes and made with just yogurt, milk and sweetener.

Fresh mangoes vs. Frozen mangoes vs. Mango pulp or puree

Any of the above can be used, depending on what you have on hand and what your local grocery store carries. Traditionally, ripe and super sweet fresh Alphonoso mangoes are used.

Lassi ingredients

  • Mangoes– Must be ripe and preferably Alphonso because they are the sweetest, but you can also use puree, pulp, fresh, or frozen mangoes.
  • Milk– Should be cold and preferably full fat for an extra rich and creamy flavor and texture.
  • Yogurt– Should be cold, full fat, plain (not vanilla flavored). I reccommend the Greek yogurt for this recipe, because of the extra rich, creamy, incredible taste.
  • Spices– Saffron and cardamom are the most commonly used spices in this drink, but you can get creative by using other spices and herbs, such as cinnamon or even mint.
  • Sweetener– Typically granulated sugar is used, but other options can be agave, munk fruit, honey, zero sugar sweeteners, or pure maple syrup.

Variations for lassi drink

Try other herbs and spices- Such as mint, basil, saffron, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or even salt.

Add some extracts- Such as lemon, almond, mint, maple, or vanilla for subtle changes in flavor.

Make it dairy free– By using water, coconut milk/water, or other dairy free options. Just keep in mind it won’t be as smooth and creamy.

Add some ice- For an extra hot day and make it more of a slushed out smoothie. Yum!

Try different yogurt- You can switch up the flavor, brand, or type of yogurt you use and see what flavors you can create.

Tips and techniques for mango yogurt drink

Use full fat ingredients– Because this makes the drink extra creamy, gives it a thicker texture, and tastes better overall.

Recipe can be doubled easily– Simply double all the ingredients for a bigger batch and make sure you have enough room in your blender and a party of guests.

Sweetness can be adjusted– This will heavily depend on how sweet your mangoes were to begin with. If they were unripe and tart, more sugar will need to be added, whereas if they were sweet, such as the Alphonso mangoes, you will likely need less.

Make it thinner by– By adding in more liquid like milk or water a little at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

Make it thicker by- Adding in more fruit and some yogurt to get it to a thicker consistency you desire.

Storage

Fridge- Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days, but it might settle so mix with a spoon prior to serving. 

Freezer- Store in an airtight, leak-proof container for up to 24 hours.

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Easy Indian Mango Lassi

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Quick and easy mango lassi recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 10 minutes. This refreshing Indian drink is full of mango pulp or puree, yogurt, cardamom.
Yield: 2 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mango pulp or puree, Cold, This typically comes in cans and can be found in most regular grocery stores and Indian stores, Can be replaced with same quantity of diced ripe and very sweet Alphonso mangoes
  • 1 cup Yogurt, Full fat, Cold
  • 1-2-3/4 cups Milk, Whole or 2%, Cold
  • 1-2 tbsp Granulated sugar, Adjust according to your preference
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

Instructions 

  • Add all of the ingredients in a blender.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 cups and serve chilled.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Different components of the drink might settle. This can easily be fixed by mixing with a spoon, prior to serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 239mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 3003IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 199mg, Iron: 15mg
Course: Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Calories: 231
Author: Abeer Rizvi
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