Mango lassi, is the most popular lassi in India , especially during mango season and hot summer months. I recall mango lassi being served as an appetizer, to guest's who visited my family home in India. I continued this tradition, when I left my family home to live on my own. Till today, I often serve the recipe below as an appetizer to my dinner guests.
In the summer months, I make this recipe for my children when they return from school. The recipe below, does not include any sugar, the only sugar in this drink is naturally occurring from mangoes and only requires 2 ingredients. It's a good drink to have when you are wanting something substantial. Give this recipe a try and see for yourself.
Making mango lassi in a Vitamix blender makes this drink extra creamy and smooth. This high powered blender really does make a difference when making smoothies like this.
However, if you don't have a Vitamix blender, then make sure you use extra thick yogurt and cut your mangoes in to smaller cubes.
Vitamix Mango Lassi
Here is a three ingredient traditional Indian mango lassi, made without sugar.
All you need are fresh ripe mangoes (use frozen if you don't have fresh), yogurt (coconut or Greek) and a few cubes of ice. The secret to getting your lassi sweet, is to use ripe mangoes that are sweet naturally. That's it. Blend and enjoy.
- 2 fresh ripe mangoes (use 2 cups frozen mangoes, if you don't have fresh. Make sure they are sweet.
- 2 cups yogurt (coconut or Greek yogurt)
- 4 cubes ice
Peel and chop your mangoes
Add your mangoes to a blender bowl, along with the yogurt and ice
Blend on high speed for 30 to 45 seconds
Pour in glasses and serve. Decorate with pistachio and saffron threads if you have handy