Mango Lassi is a traditional South Asian non-alcoholic beverage. In fact it is one of
the most popular beverages in Northern India. Mango Lassi is also a favorite at Indian restaurants.
The mango lassi drink is a cross between a smoothie and a milk shake and is smooth, creamy, and absolutely heavenly! This drink is such a
refreshing drink to have on a hot summer day. Choose low-fat or fat-free yogurt to cut the calories.
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Mango Lassi Recipe:
Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 min
1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon freshly-squeezed
1/2 cup fresh mango pulp*
1/3 cup cold water
1 to 2 tablespoons honey or sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
9 to 10 standard-size ice cubes
When choosing a mango, pick one that is plump and heavy for its size. Most
importantly, the mango should be fragrant when held near your nose. Canned
or frozen mango may be substituted. If using sweetened mango, reduce the amount
of sugar used. Allow frozen mango to thaw approximately 30 minutes before using.
If using a fresh mango, peel and remove the flesh from the pit; cut mango into small pieces.
Also reserve and use all the juices.
In a blender, add yogurt, lemon juice, mango pulp, water, and honey or sugar. Blend approximately
2 to 3 minutes or until you see a little forming in the mixture. Add the ice and blend until frothy!
NOTE: Some people like to pour the mango mixture over ice cubes instead of blending the ice
cubes in the drink.
The Mango Lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Makes 2 servings.