Mango lassi

Is there anything more tropical feeling than mango?

I think not.

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That’s why on a rainy/thunderstorm-y day this was the perfect afternoon pick me up.

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I’ve already told you how my father grew up in India and therefore inherent in his DNA is how to properly cut a mango. He also makes a mean lassi. I can remember a rainy day in the house we lived in until I was 9, watching Indiana Jones on TV and dad making a lassi for the first time at home. Before that, they had always been a restaurant treat only to be enjoyed a few times a year. I’m pretty sure my parents just hyped them up as “special” so we wouldn’t ask for them all the time because really, there’s nothing special to them ingredient wise. Taste wise, however, d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.

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Paired with a pineapple carrot cake muffin you can call it lunch.

I did.

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And then proceeded to realize that probably wasn’t the best idea before a long run later in the afternoon.

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Oh well, some things are worth the stomach ache.

This is one of them.

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Mango Lassi

Makes 1 large glass

  • 3/4 large mango
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek 0% but, regular plain yogurt will work also)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • pinch of cardamom
  • ice


Combine all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth.

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  1. 1

    Wow – this is the 2nd time this week I have seen a blog about this drink – now I have to make it for sure! There are a ton of mangoes here in Trinidad….maybe this weekend! Thanks!

  2. 2

    Is it really that easy? This is one of my favorite treats when we go out to Indian restaurants. Those visits are few and far between. I cannot wait to try this at home on a more regular basis!

  3. 4

    This looks awesome! And so easy :)

  4. 5

    Mmmmm…this looks like perfection for the end of summer heat we’ve been getting.

  5. 6

    Looks like someone knows how to cut up a mango… and it’s not me. :)

  6. 7

    I have to try one of these! Looks great=]

  7. 8

    You forgot the rose water that dad made me go crazy finding!

    • 9
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      haha yes, I remember that! But guess what? After seeing tons of recipes online, I didn’t see any that called for rose water. So, I’m pretty sure he was making that up ;) And, it tastes just like the “real” ones without it!

  8. 10

    I am so into mangos right now. It’s ridiculous.

  9. 11

    I want this now. Do you think I could use coconut milk?

  10. 13

    no i was not making it up,you just forgot.
    squirrel master.

  11. 14

    I love your parents’ comments on this post!

  12. 16

    Love the recipe. Love the photos!

  13. 17

    This looks so refreshing! I love smoothies, but I agree- they can be so filling that they’re not necessarily the best thing to drink before a run :) This totally looks worth it though!

  14. 18

    Bring the cardamom I’ll bring the rose water, and we’ll make them at the beach!!,…..
    after a bike ride!

  15. 19

    Nice.. I think I can handle more than one glass.. Great photos

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