MANGO LASSI

MANGO LASSI

Throughout India, creamy, chilled lassis are the go-to beverage for cooling off during the warmer months. To make them, milk or water-thinned yogurt is blended with ingredients such as Rooh Afza, a scarlet-colored syrup tasting of rose petals and pine, or—for this recipe—ripe mangoes, resulting in a refreshing drink that’s as thick as a milkshake.
Throughout India, creamy, chilled lassis are the go-to beverage for cooling off during the warmer months. To make them, milk or water-thinned yogurt is blended with ingredients such as strawberries or—as in this recipe—ripe mangoes, resulting in a refreshing drink that’s as thick as a milkshake. This recipe first appeared in the tablet edition of our August/September 2014 special India issue.

Ingredients

2 cups plain, full-fat yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
12 cup whole milk
14 cup sugar
12 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1″ pieces, plus more for garnish
Vanilla ice cream or heavy cream, for topping (optional)

Instructions

Purée yogurt, ice, milk, sugar, vanilla, and mangoes in a blender until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with 1–2 tbsp. ice cream or heavy cream if you like; garnish with additional mango.