Another Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a versatile, easy to make tasty and revitalizing beverage. The ingredients that go to make Mango Lassi are really pretty simple but there is some technique involved to give it that creamy goodness. There is no consensus regarding when Mango Lassi came to be. Some believe that it originated in Punjab while others believe it was popularized by the Mughals during their reign in India. Regardless of its origin, Mango Lassi has become a staple drink in many parts of India and has spread globally with the popularity of Indian cuisine. Today, it is enjoyed by people from around the world and this drink is wildly popular in Indian restaurants and cafes.

This sweet and sour drink is a terrific way to cool down on a scorching hot summer day. It not only helps you beat the heat, it is deliciously refreshing too. Enjoy it as a cooling drink on its own, or pair it with your favorite spicy Indian food to cut through the heat. Serve this as a dessert, a snack, or even for breakfast. To make it a completely guilt free indulgence that will give you a boost of energy, check out the tips in the Notes section. Stay energized and healthy throughout the summer with this filling drink @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 0 mins

YIELDS: Serves 2


  • Ripe mango chunks 1 cup
  • Greek yogurt ½ cup
  • Milk/coconut milk ½ cup
  • Sugar/honey/sweetener 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom ¼ tsp
  • Saffron a pinch


  • Grind the saffron and add 2 tbsp of water. Keep aside for a few mins.
  • In a blender, add the cubed mango, Greek yogurt, milk, sugar, cardamom, the saffron water and a handful of ice cubes.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.
  • Serve immediately in glasses.


Ideally Mango Lassi is made with fresh mangoes and yogurt. But you can also use canned Alphonso mangoes too. In that case omit the sugar since canned mangoes already have sugar.

This drink is a great way to replenish electrolytes and lost fluids. It is a nutritious beverage that is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

This hydrating beverage is helpful in maintaining your fluid intake throughout the summer.

Greek yogurt is a great source of calcium and protein. The probiotics in yogurt promotes a healthy gut and helps strengthen the immune system and promotes digestion.

Mangoes are a good source of vitamins like A and C, as well as minerals and antioxidants. The high fiber content of mangoes aids in digestion and promotes regularity.

To make this recipe vegan-friendly, swap the honey for maple syrup, agave nectar or another sweetener of your choice.

Use coconut milk instead of regular milk for a vegan option. Use vegan yogurt made from almonds, cashews, coconut or peas.

Add a pinch of cinnamon powder to enhance the flavor.

Use frozen mango pulp instead of fresh mangoes to make the Lassi.

Try adding some mint leaves instead of cardamom and saffron to give the lassi a refreshing twist.

Add small chunks of fresh mangoes to the Mango Lassi just before serving for an added texture.

Add some chopped almonds, cashews, or chia seeds to make the Lassi more nutritious.

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or mango ice cream to the Lassi for a more decadent dessert-like drink.

Add a drop of vanilla extract for a unique twist.

Experiment with different varieties of mangoes to change up the flavor and texture. Some mangoes are sweeter than others, while some are more fibrous or tart. But whichever type you choose, the key is to make sure they’re ripe and juicy, so that the lassi is bursting with flavor.

For an older version of Mango Lassi try this.

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