Mango lassi

I can’t recall sipping sweet, delicious mango lassi while I was growing up in Bangladesh. We couldn’t buy mangoes whenever we wanted. They were expensive. Not only that, but we could also only buy them during certain seasons. Fortunately, we had some mango trees in our backyard! I used to climb them to pick fresh mangoes. It was so much fun!

Lassi is made from yogurt, milk (or water), spices, and fruit. I believe that mango lassi is popular since it tastes like a milkshake. Additionally, it’s low fat and very satisfying on a warm summer day!

Whenever I wander down the fruits aisle at the grocery store, I make sure to pick up a couple of fresh, ripe mangoes. While I normally eat it by itself, I wanted to enjoy something sweet after eating spicy curry.

To make this drink, you will need:

  • 1 cup fresh ripe mango, diced
  • 1/2 cup yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 cup milk (1%)
  • 11/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom, plus few more pinch for garnish
  • Small pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream (homemade or from can)

If your mango isn’t ripe enough or it tastes sour, you may have to add more sugar!

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until mixture is creamy. Pour into two small wine glasses or glass of your choice, top with ready whip. Use as much as you like. Sprinkle a bit of ground cardamom on top of whipped cream.

Serves: 1-2

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