mango lassis


Mango Lassis

Something about me and Indian people really work well together. It’s unclear to me why, but many of my nearest and dearest friends come from the subcontinent and I don’t question it. I just know that I love their Bollywood dancing, their food (don’t even get me started on samosas), and their drink. Drink singular. Ask me to name anything other than a mango lassi and I’m at a loss, but what else does one need to know when delicious lassis (yogurt-based drinks) are all one really needs. 

This recipe was my first attempt at bringing the best part of dining out at Indian places home. It was a great big success that really couldn’t have been any easier. Me and my kinship with all things Indian are quite proud.

Mango Lassi Ingredients

You’ll need: 2 15-ounce cans of mango slices drained, ½ cup vanilla yogurt, ¼ cup milk, and 1-2 cups ice. 

Trust me on the canned mango. It can be hard to find, but it makes a world of difference considering how chalky and tart fresh mangoes can be. The canned stuff is worth the search.

Making Mango Lassis

Throw all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Turns out a food processor will work just as well too. That’s what I used to make mine because my parents don’t own a blender. I couldn’t believe it either at first, but I suppose I’ve never known Mom and Dad to indulge in frozen margaritas or milkshakes. Anyway, the point of the story is you can use a food processor if you can’t get your hands on a blender. 

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Give things a taste, and add more ice if needed. The sweetness and everything else should be just right and we owe that to the canned mango. 

Mango Lassis for two

These really couldn’t be any easier, so I hope you’ll give them a try. On behalf of my many Indian friends, I wish you happy mango-lassi making. 

mango lassis
  1. 2 15oz cans mango slices, drained
  2. ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  3. ¼ cup milk
  4. 1-2 cups ice
  1. Combine canned mango slices, vanilla yogurt, milk, and ice in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!
  1. Makes 2 tall mango lassis, or 3-4 smaller glasses
Adapted from All Recipes
Adapted from All Recipes
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3 Responses to mango lassis

  1. Looks tasty! I did a recipe that used vanilla yogurt smoothie (from an area farm) and frozen mango. Looks like the combination of canned mango plus the addition of milk creates a smoother consistency.

  2. Obsessed. Clearly part of why we became fast friends? LOL. Mango lassi is a childhood fav of mine and I haven’t had it in quiteee some time, so thank you for sharing this. My mom would be thrilled :)

  3. Teesa says:

    totally sharing this with my mom!

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