Lassi, a yogurt drink that is common in India, is becoming popular all over the world. It is a refreshing summer drink to combat the heat. I normally just like it plain with no fruit, but once in a while, I will fix it with fruit. It is a great substitute for a light lunch or a mid-day snack. My nieces love it after their band has finished playing at a summer festival.

Mango Lassi (Mango Yogurt Shake)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Lassi, a refreshing, healthy yogurt drink that is common in India, is now popular all over the world.


  • 1 cup yogurt (full cream or low fat)
  • 2 mangoes (large, ripe, skin removed and diced)
  • 3 tbsp sugar (less or more to taste)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice


  • Place all the ingredients in your blender (or use a hand whisk) and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into long-stem glasses or regular glasses. Garnish with a wedge of mango or a few mint leaves.       


When I feel lazy, but still crave a mango lassi, I buy a can of Kesar mango pulp from the Indian grocery store and use that instead of fresh mangoes, but I still prefer the taste of fresh mangoes in the lassi!
To substitute: Use 2 cups of canned mangoes for the fresh. Since it is in syrup, the pulp is quite sweet, be sure to adjust the sugar according to your taste.
You can also substitute almond or coconut yogurt for the milk yogurt.
You can convert this into a milkshake by substituting the yogurt with a cup of milk, almond milk or oat milk. Just make sure both milk and fruit are well chilled, so the milk does not split. Adjust the sugar to your liking. Serve with dollops of ice cream and chopped nuts.    
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: lassi, mango, shake, yogurt

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