mango lassi

On my last recipe post I went on about the diversity of India and the endless regional cuisines found there. And now I'm posting about a drink easily found in every Indian restaurant in America (or at least Southern California + Tri-state area.) The mango lassi!

But I couldn't resist. Mango season is quickly approaching, I think, either way they're becoming cheaper here. So naturally since I have some mangoes in hand, making this drink is a perfectly delicious way of getting a serving of fruit. If you haven't had it before, you're really missing out. It's the perfect drink to sip on to cool off on a hot summer day. Or in my case a hot April day, as it's been hitting above 90 degrees (32.2 °C) this week.

***Basically, you'll want to have a 1:1 ratio of mango to yogurt for the texture typically found in restaurants. If you like your lassis a little thicker, like me, you can cut down on the yogurt. Conversely, you can also add a tablespoon or two of milk to thin it out. ***

***You can also add crushed ice if you fancy***

***I pictured two different types of mango, but didn't end up using the smaller, yellow mangos as it was my first time buying them, and the taste was just too different for me***

Approx. 2 cups of lassi
1 1/2 cups chopped mango (for me, this was 1 massive mango)
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt (remember, this depends on the amount of mango you have-- 1:1)
1 tablespoon brown sugar/ to taste

1 + tablespoons milk
Pinch of ground cardamom

Peel and chop the mangos. Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. So easy a caveman could do it. 

Hopefully your mangos are ripe and super sweet and 1 tablespoon of sugar is sufficient, if not you can obviously add more. But adding too much sugar will overpower the flavor of the yummy mangoes.

I like to serve mine over ice. Cheers!


  1. best summer drink ever, hands down. i've never tried it with brown sugar though--i'm assuming it just adds a more full-bodied flavor?

  2. i love mango lassi!!! but i never thought about making them til now!!! thanks for sharing the recipe i bookmark it and cant wait to try!

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  3. It looks so refreshing! love the ingredients!

  4. I definitely need to try this! Mangos are so delicious but I can't have a lot of it :/ Dang that common mango allergy!
    Anyways, great post :)
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  5. Mmmm, I absolutely love mangos, but after having the fresh ones from the Philippines, it's so difficult for me to like any of the mangoes we find here in Idaho...bleh. Lol but this looks sooo good, I may just have to try this!

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  6. Mango lassi is such a refreshing drink! Thanks for this one! xx

  7. oh yum! that's definitely something for me! sounds like a simple smoothie actually and I'm pretty sure I will have to give it a go when I'm feeling better. right now the weather is stupid (+5°C) and a stupid flu is harassing me, double boo :(

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  8. I might have to try it out. Even if it's winter. And even if I don't know where to buy mangoes. I'm not even sure I like mangoes but the pictures are so pretty I kinda want some either way.
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  9. I LOVE lassi. One of the good things about having a large Asian population in the UK is certainly the foods and drinks. Readily available and delicious.

  10. I love Indian cuisine and this looks yummy! <3

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  11. Ive always seen mango lasso on menus here but never tried it out, your recipe sounds divine, so fresh and fruity, I have to make it when mangoes are back in season. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me...Have a great Friday!

  12. Ahh I love mango lassi! Thank you for the recipe :)


  13. I love to try your recipes because I also love Mango. Have a nice weekend.

  14. I appreciate your kind words, Have an awesome weekend doll!

  15. I have never had one before, but I love mango and it sounds delicious!

  16. I've never had one either, but I'm interested to try now. I bought lots of mangoes the other day (love them!!), have been eating them every day since.


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