Authentic Pakistani Mango Lassi

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Note to self: If you’ve never had lassi before you’re totally missing out. Lassi, or in this case mango lassi is a sweet, rich Pakistani yogurt based milkshake. In my parents home we had a couple of mango trees in the backyard and every summer we would have an abundance of fruit. There was nothing in the world like a fresh mango from your own backyard. They were always so sweet and delicious and wouldn’t even compare to the mangoes you buy from the grocery store. And whenever mango season would hit we would give a lot away to family, friends and neighbors but we still would have so many leftover. So much so that we would end up peeling, cutting and stockpiling them in the freezer. And whenever guests would come over or it was a special day we would make mango lassi. Now I know mangoes aren’t always in season so this is an alternative for when you can’t get your hands on a freshly ripened mango. In this recipe I’m using mango pulp, which can be bought in any Indian/Pakistani marketplace.

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This recipe is super delicious and a really good cool refresher for a hot summers day and is good for 1-2 people depending on how thirsty you are!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup of mango pulp (can substitute with fresh ripe mangoes)
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until all combined.
  2. Add crushed ice into a glass and pour Lassi.

Note: If you like your Lassi a bit thinner in consistency, you can add more milk and mango pulp. You can adjust the sweetness as well by adding or taking away sugar.

Serving size: 1-2 people

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