Although rich milk is traditional for mango lassi, butter-milk or yogurt may be substituted with equally delicious results. If mangoes aren’t in season, use mango pulp, available in Indian and Latin markets. For the best results, place both mango and milk in the freezer for 20 minutes before starting this recipe. And for a completely nontraditional but absolutely delicious rendition, try the Tropical Fruit Lassi variation.
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
One Pot MealYes
Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Mealbreakfast, brunch, dinner, lunch
Taste and Texturecreamy, fruity, sweet
Type of Dishfruit drink
- 1 large mango, peeled and chopped, or 1 cup mango pulp
- 2½ cups (20 oz.) icy-cold rich milk, buttermilk, or yogurt
- ¼ cup superfine sugar or honey
- 4 mango slices for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients except garnish in a blender. Cover and process at medium-high speed until smooth. Pour into medium glasses; garnish with mango slices, if desired.
Tropical Fruit Lassi: Substitute low-fat coconut milk for the milk, and use any tropical fruit such as mango, papaya, or guava.
2002 Sharon Tyler Herbst