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What is Mango Lassi & How to Make this Refreshing Drink? All You Need to Know

South Asian countries are rich in delicious cuisines. You can have the aromatic and spicy Korma with naan or biryani if you prefer rice. But that is not where the options end. In the neverending list of mouthwatering dishes — you can find sweet and refreshing beverages too. For instance, the yogurt-based beverage that is quite popular in these countries, and rightly so, known as lassi. Among the many variations of lassi, you are sure to find a flavor or recipe you like. Are you a fan of mango lassi? If it piques your interest, carry on reading to learn how to make mango lassi.

What is Lassi?

Lassi is a traditional yogurt-based beverage that is well-liked in South Asian countries. It comprises yogurt, water, spices, and sometimes even fruit.

There are many variations of lassi, but the mango flavor is a crowd favorite. This creamy blend with mango is super refreshing and cool. You can definitely count on mango lassi to cool you on a hot summer day!

Steps on How to Make a Delicious Mango Lassi

You can go for frozen, fresh, or cubed fresh mango. Always pick a sweet, ripe mango if you want to use fresh mango. You can also add sugar or honey to sweeten the mango lassi to your liking.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to whip up two cups of a creamy mango lassi:

  • 1 cup of chopped mango (ripe, frozen, or canned pulp)
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • ½ a cup of milk
  • 4 teaspoons of honey or sugar, according to your taste
  • A sprinkle of ground cardamom (optional)
  • Ice

After you’ve gathered the ingredients, you can get started on your fresh beverage. Here is how to make mango lassi:

  1. Put the Ingredients in a Blender
    Add the mango, yogurt, milk, honey or sugar, and cardamom (if you desire) to the blender. Let the blender run for 2 minutes. You can add some ice cubes to the blender if the day is incredibly hot. Or just serve the mango lassi with ice cubes!
    Remember, the consistency of the blend should be similar to a thick pancake batter.
  2. Serve the Mango Lassi
    Pour the yogurt blend into two glasses. You can sprinkle the mango lassi with a dash of ground cardamom. Your refreshing drink is ready to serve!
    If you don’t want to use cardamom, you can use other spices, like:

    • Cinnamon
    • Nutmeg
    • Cumin
    • Saffron
    • Turmeric

You can refrigerate the lassi for up to 24 hours.

What Benefits Does Mango Lassi Offer?

Mango lassi not only delights your taste buds; it also offers health benefits. Here are some ways how to make the most of a mango lassi:

  • It is rich in lactic acid and Vitamin D, which means drinking lassi is good for your immune system.
  • Lassi is popular for helping with digestion, as it is beneficial for your digestive health.
  • The yogurt-based drink is rich in probiotics, supporting bacterial balance in the digestive system.
  • It boosts bone health, as it is rich in calcium.

Craving Some Refreshing Drinks?

If you’re in the mood for mango lassi, let Lazeeza Restaurant spoil you. Allow yourself to sit back and try the mouthwatering items on our menu. You can reach us at 281-580-4887.