How To Make Mango Lassi With Mango Juice

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How to make mango lassi with mango juice. In this recipe, pureed mango and yogurt are mixed with sugar and chilled, then served over ice. Mango Lassi is made by mixing fresh mango puree with whole yogurt. Mango Lassi is a delicious & healthy sweet drink, perfect refreshing drink in summer time. Let’s see how to make fresh mango lassi at home.

Mango Lassi

Ingredients

for 1 serving

  • 1 mango
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk(240 mL)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt(245 g)

Nutrition Info

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Preparation

  1. Cut the mango in half lengthwise, around the pit.
  2. Press the mango halves down along the edge of glass to separate the flesh from the skin.
  3. Add the mango to a blender, along with the sugar, milk, and yogurt. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the mango lassi into a glass.
  5. Enjoy!

QUICK AND EASY FOUR INGREDIENT MANGO LASSI

Making a restaurant quality creamy mango lassi is a piece of cake with this Quick and Easy Four Ingredient Mango Lassi recipe!

How to Make Quick and Easy Four Ingredient Mango Lassi

I first fell in love with the yogurt-based Mango Lassi at Disney’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival a couple years back.  It was an incredibly hot day and those mango lassis went down smooth.  Ever since, I’ve been obsessed.  One of my local Indian take-out joints makes an EXCELLENT mango lassi and I’ve been working on creating a version at home.  

My initial attempts for a quick and easy mango lassi were… lackluster.  After several attempts over the course of a couple months, I’ve created a super Quick and Easy Four Ingredient Mango Lassi that rivals that of my favorite local Indian restaurant.   

How to Make Quick and Easy Four Ingredient Mango Lassi

My first attempts included yogurt and fresh ripe mango.  NOPE.  Even with my pretty darn decent blender, I couldn’t get the consistency to be anything better than “stringy” with shreds of the fibrous mango strewn throughout the mixture.  Even though the mango on it’s own was definitely sweet and perfectly ripe, in the drink it didn’t taste nearly sweet enough.  Adding sugar definitely helped the flavor, but the silky smooth texture I was after was still subpar.

Replacing fresh mango with mango nectar was definitely a step in the right direction in the flavor and texture departments.  Unfortunately, it made the drink to thin and runny, not the creamy thick almost milkshake consistency I wanted in a Quick and Easy Mango Lassi.

Using mango nectar with fresh mango was definitely the way to go, then, in my mind.  To get the consistency right, I decided to freeze the freshly chopped mango.  It helped add body to mango lassi without making it stringy (you will need to make sure the mixture is fully blended to get rid of all the fibrous-ness of the mango).  I’ve found my sweetness tolerance level requires the addition of a little sugar.  However, depending on how sweet your fresh mango is, you will need to adjust the amount to your taste.  I also like adding a little pinch of salt to these quick and easy mango lassis.  Just like adding salt to your cookies and other baked sweets, it helps balance the drink and bring out the flavors even more.  

How to Make Quick and Easy Four Ingredient Mango Lassi

Quick and Easy Four Ingredient Mango Lassi


  •  Total Time: 5 minutes
  •  Yield: 4 Mango Lassis 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups (24 ounces) mango nectar
  • 2 cups plain unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped frozen mango
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients until very well combined and smooth.  Taste and add additional sugar, if needed (depends on how sweet your frozen mango is).

Notes

*you can find mango nectar usually with the Mexican foods in your grocery story.  I can usually find the “Goya” brand in either cans or a cardboard container.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a creamy yogurt-based Indian beverage. It is a very popular drink in Indian restaurants and can be made at home in just 5 minutes using a few simple ingredients (gluten-free, can be made vegan).

Mango lassi served in a glass.

About This Recipe

Mango Lassi is a refreshing Indian summer drink made using yogurt as its base. It is a variation of the classic sweet lassi. You can also call it mango yogurt smoothie.

This beverage is made using plain yogurt (dahi) and mango pulp and is flavored with cardamom powder. It is rich, creamy, sweet in taste, and thick but sippable in texture.

It is one of the most popular drinks served at Indian restaurants all around the world and it goes very well with the spicy Indian food.

This sweet, rich, and creamy easy mango lassi recipe comes together in just 5 minutes using a few simple ingredients.

This drink can be made using fresh ripe mangoes in summers when they are in season or with canned or frozen mango puree throughout the year.

Mango lassi is a gluten-free drink and it can be easily made vegan.

Ingredients & Substitutes

Mango lassi ingredients.

Mangoes – You can use fresh mangoes, canned mango pulp, or frozen mango chunks to make mango lassi.

If using fresh mangoes, choose the ripe and juicy ones. My personal favorites are Indian mangoes like Alphonso mangoes or Kesar mangoes. They are available at any Indian grocery store during the summer.

Mexican Ataulfo is also a great choice.

Yogurt – I like to use full-fat plain yogurt (dahi) to make the base of the creamy mango lassi. Having said that, you can also go for low-fat yogurt. Greek Yogurt also works fine.

To make the lassi vegan, opt for plant-based yogurt like coconut yogurt, almond yogurt, etc.

If using homemade dahi, make sure it is not sour in taste.

Cardamom Powder – Cardamom pairs very well with mango. If not ground cardamom, you can flavor the lassi with cinnamon, rose water, or orange blossom water.

Milk – Use milk to thin down the lassi. I like to use whole milk (full-fat milk) as it keeps the lassi rich and creamy but feel free to use skim or low-fat milk.

To make vegan mango lassi, replace it with any plant milk like almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.

Sugar – Traditionally sugar is used to sweeten the lassi, however, you can replace it with any sweetener of your choice like honey (not vegan), maple syrup, or agave nectar. Powdered or liquid jaggery can also be used to sweeten the lassi.

Sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit also work fine.

Adjust the sweetener as per your taste. If the mangoes are very sweet, you might even skip adding it.

Add some fresh cream (malai) or heavy whipping cream to make the lassi creamier.

How To Make Mango Lassi

Make Mango Puree

Start by preparing the mangoes. Choose a ripe and juicy large mango and peel it using a paring knife. Slice the flesh and discard the seed. Cut the mango pieces into cubes and add the cubes to a blender. Blend until smooth.

You will need 1 cup of mango puree to make 2 servings of lassi.

If using canned mango puree, skip this step.

Make The Lassi

Add 1 cup plain yogurt to a large mixing bowl and whisk well using an immersion blender or a wire whisk until smooth and creamy.

Yogurt added to a bowl.
Yogurt whisked in a bowl.

Add ½ cup milk and whisk well until combined.

Milk whisked with the yogurt.

Now add 1 cup unsweetened mango pulp, 2 tablespoon sugar, and ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder, and whisk vigorously until the lassi is smooth and creamy.

Mango puree, sugara nd cardamom powder added to the bowl.
Ready mango lassi.

You can add some more milk if the lassi is too thick.

Check for sugar and add more if required.

Pour mango lassi into serving glasses. Add a few ice cubes to each glass and garnish with saffron strands, almond and pistachio slivers, and mint leaves. Serve chilled.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make mango lassi without yogurt?

Lassi is essentially yogurt flavored with other ingredients. If you want to skip using yogurt, you can replace it with milk, but technically, it will be a mango milkshake rather than a lassi.

Variations 

Ice Cream – Freeze this delicious mango lassi in a tray or churn it in an ice cream maker to make mango lassi ice cream. You can even freeze it in popsicle molds and make mango lassi popsicles.

Pudding – Add some gelatin in mango lassi and set in dessert glasses.

Storage Suggestions

This lassi will last in the refrigerator for about a day. Make sure you store it properly in a covered glass jar.

You can easily freeze it for 3-4 months. Transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze. When ready to drink, thaw on the kitchen counter for 2-3 hours, and then use.

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