This is a great authentic recipe-it is so refreshing! I received the recipe from Hina Jadav, the sweetest Indian lady who loves to cook authentic Indian dishes. Her son Suraj is good friends with my son. While Suraj was over at the house we just so happened to have some mangos sitting on our counter and Suraj had the brilliant idea to call up his mom and get the recipe for Mango Lassi. Two of our mangos were sweet and two of our mangos were sour, so we had to add a few pinches of sugar to the final mix. If using Indian Mangos which are larger, Hina recommends using 2 instead of 4 -5 smaller mangos like we had.
Ripe Sweet Mangos are best and achieve best results.
Peel and seed and slice mangos. Add all ingredients to blender. starting with mango first, and blend till smooth.
- 2 1/2 cups of milk (20 oz)
- 2-3 Tbls plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup water (4 oz)
- 4-5 peeled and seeded small ripe mangos or 2 large mangos peeled and seeded Note: large mangos can found at an Indian Market
- Pinch of salt and sugar to taste and a few ice cubes if needed to chill
If you need to thin it out a bit more you can add more water or milk or even a little ice. The consistency should be that of a milkshake. Add a pinch of salt and sugar to taste-you won’t need much if your mangos are sweet. My tip: Refrigerate to cool, or start with all cold ingredients including refrigerating your mangos.