Best Homemade Mango Lassi Recipe

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Nothing makes summers in the Indian subcontinent more special than mangoes. These delicious, mouth-watering fruits are an intrinsic part of the Indian culture and you will see them being devoured in ways more than one- right from desserts, juices, jams, jellies, chutneys, smoothies, and the like. One such delicacy that is not only popular but unequivocally loved around the world is mango lassi. Made by blending ripe mangoes, yogurt, sugar, cardamom powder, and heaps of ice cubes, mango lassi is an Indian drink that can easily be made at home. Want to know how? Let’s find out.

How To Make Mango Lassi?

Simply put, mango lassi is a smoothie that is made of mango and yogurt. These are the two basic ingredients that have to be present. The natural sweetness of the mangoes goes perfectly well with the mild tartness of the unsweetened yogurt, creating a delectable and soothing drink in the end that you just can’t resist. The rest of the ingredients used in the drink is variable. You can add whichever spice you like-cardamom or cinnamon powder. You can also choose your favorite kind of yogurt, right from thick Greek yogurt to a low-fat one. As far as mangoes are concerned, you can use either frozen, canned, or fresh ones. So let us look at the simple steps to make this delicious drink at home.

A flat lay picture of mango lassi drink in glasses and mangoes on tropical leaves

Creamy and Thick Mango Lassi Recipe

A deliciously creamy Indian drink that is easily made at home using just 5 ingredients in less than 5 minutes.
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Course: Drinks, Beverage, Summer Beverage
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: mango, mango lassi, mango yogurt smoothie, mango smoothie
Appliance: Blender
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mangoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups yogurt unsweetened
  • 1 cup milk optional
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 5-6 ice cubes

Instructions

  • To make mango lassi, add the mango pieces, yogurt, sugar, cardamom powder, and ice cubes in a blender and blend them together. If you find the consistency to be too thick, you can dilute it a little by adding milk. Blend the ingredients altogether till you get a smooth consistency.
  • Once done, taste the lassi with a spoon and add milk or the other ingredients as per your preference. 
  • Serve the cool lassi in glasses once you get the desired taste and consistency. You can garnish the drink with mint leaves, saffron, or dry fruits like pistachios and almonds. 
    A close-up shot of mango lassi or smoothie in big glasses with curd, cut fruit pieces and blender

Notes

  • You can make a vegan variant by using unsweetened plant-based yogurt and vegan milk to manage the consistency. 
  • You can use powdered jaggery or honey instead of sugar if you like. 
  • You can also use canned mango puree, incase ripe mangoes are not available.
  • If your mango isn’t sufficiently ripe, the lassi will turn out to be too tart and you’ll have to accordingly add more sugar or honey than you would like. 

The other mango recipes that you can try out are:

If you try our recipe, let us know how it turned out. While we may not be able to taste it, we’ll love to know your experience.

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Ishani Bose has worked as a reporter/features writer for several leading newspapers and organizations in India. It was her love for food, health, and wellness that brought her to Organic Facts. She is also passionate about mental health and enjoys writing about it to educate more and more people about the same. She is an avid Instagrammer who knows the latest social media trends. When not writing or cooking, you’ll find her reading, traveling, soaking herself in music, arts, and culture in every way possible. Ishani has completed an online program on “Introduction to Food and Health” by Stanford University, US. Furthermore, she has completed an online course on “The Science of Wellbeing” by the Department of Psychology, Yale University.

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