Mango Lassi II
An Indian yogurt drink - smooth, creamy, and absolutely heavenly!
An Indian yogurt drink - smooth, creamy, and absolutely heavenly!
I enjoyed the lassi, but found it to not be mango-y enough, so I added 1 extra mango. =) I prefer my lassi to be more 'refreshing' and less thick, so I also added a splash of milk. I am, admittedly. very picky about lassi, since I drink it wherever I find it, and I live in the Bay Area, so it's quite prevalent! Thanks for the recipe!Read More
I don't like adding that much sugar, usually substitute part of the sugar for honey. I also like adding a little lime juice to the mixture.
WOW! I don't give anything 5 stars unless it truly is fabulous. I love Lassi (particularly mango or strawberry). I used strawberries instead of mangoes and it was absolutely DELICIOUS! NOTE: With regards to the sugar - it is just the right amount!
I've never had a Mango Lassi before nor have I ever heard of them, so I have no idea what they're *supposed* to taste like. I made this only for Hubs this morning as I'm not a fan of yogurt based drinks. Since I used Greek-style vanilla yogurt I reduced the sugar by half, which turned out to be just right. He described this as rich, creamy and pleasantly sweet with a mild mango flavor. He found it refreshing and rated it four stars. I, however, found it tasted more or less like thinned out yogurt - I'd rather have a cup of yogurt!
Very much like the mango lassi we love at our local indian place.
YUMMY!!!! It's thicker than the ones I've had in Indian restaurants. YUMMY!!!
Very good! A little sweet so maybe next time I would use a little less sugar. Other than that, no complaints here!
I enjoyed the lassi, but found it to not be mango-y enough, so I added 1 extra mango. =) I prefer my lassi to be more 'refreshing' and less thick, so I also added a splash of milk. I am, admittedly. very picky about lassi, since I drink it wherever I find it, and I live in the Bay Area, so it's quite prevalent! Thanks for the recipe!
Very good - not quite as creamy as the lassi I'm used to, but it had a pleasant taste to it.
Mmmm...This goes together so fast and is so good...Try with Curried chicken& basmati rice.
I love mango lassi and have made them many times. I find it difficult to get really good mangoes at grocery stores, so now I just get canned mango pulp from my indian grocer. It tastes better and makes making this so much faster and less expensive. Also I find mixing in a blender puts too much air into the drink and gives it an odd texture. I use 1 part yogurt to 1 part mango pulp to 2 parts milk. I sweeten to taste, add a dash of rosewater and stir that enough for the sugar to dissolve. I pour it into glasses with a few ice cubes, stir and serve. This turns out just like the restaurant beverage rather than drinking thick pulpy yogurt.
This is really tasty! I cheated and used frozen mango instead of adding ice :) I didnt use a 1/2 cup sugar. I just did it to taste which was about 3 Tablespoons.
I used this recipe more like a list of ingredients. I used much less sugar just because my mangoes were really ripe. Delicious! Making again tomorrow =)
I was floored by how good this is. Half the sugar was good enough for these particular mangos.
2011-05-31 We've been making this for several years. Very refreshing and easy to make.
Wonderful drink! I cut down on the sugar a bit but otherwise followed recipe precisely. Awesome texture. My girls devoured this, which is always a good sign.
All we could taste was yogurt. Too sweet and 2 cups of yogurt is WAY TOO MUCH and Nobody in my family liked it and won't be making this again.
This was good, but I do not think I'd want to make this again, or at least very often, just because it's difficult to blend w/essentially no liquid. I had to do a lot of scrape/blend back & forth to get it to start mixing well, and I'd dumped the ice in first (only way my blender will crush it) which started getting liquidy as I went. In the end I managed to mix the holy heck out of it and not have even any fibrous stuff, but it took a while. I only had one mango - this was my first experience with fresh mango as well - so I filled in with 1-1/2 cups of Trader Joe's chunked frozen. (Cheaper anyway.) I used vanilla yogurt since I rarely have plain on hand. That's a lot of sugar. I didn't think it was too sweet. The fresh mango was very ripe but it still seemed to need sweetening. It's just more a matter of shoving that much sugar in me than a concern about the taste.
Tasty, but a bit too sweet. I guess it depends on the kind of mango/puree you use, but I'd bring the sugar down by 1/4 cup. I used a mango smoothie (Jet brand) used by restaurants for smoothies, so maybe that was why. Next time I'll use the frozen mango chunks from the freezer section. My favorite mangoes aren't in season - but are usually sold in Asian markets - the elongated, orange, smooth-skinned kind that peels easily when sliced.
This is wonderfully refreshing! I usually don't have fresh mango on hand, and so I use 3 cups frozen mango that I buy in bulk. We love it so much, that it has become a regular fixture at our Saturday morning breakfast table!
This is so good!! I added 1/2 cup of milk, and I had frozen mango chunks so I used 2 1/2 cups of those to equal about 2 mangoes! Loved it!!
I try to omit sugar when possible and find that if you ripen mangoes to the very wrinkled stage, then this recipe is very good without sugar. Thanks!
This was good, but the mangos made it taste incredibly chalky. At least the kids enjoyed. 4 stars because I know it is not the recipe's fault!
PERFECT! I love mango and pretty much any drink that is prepared in a blender but this is going to be one that I make a lot! For convience I used Dole all natural frozen mangos that are already peeled and cut into small chunks. Still tasted great!
I really just used this recipe as a guide. Because other reviewers complained about the lassi being too watery, I initially blended the mangoes with just one cup of yogurt. It was quite thick, so I added more yogurt bit by bit until it was the consistency I was looking for. Also, I just dropped the ice cubes in as I don't think my blender would have ground them up properly. This is so delicious and refreshing! Thanks, Yonna!
I have to cut the sugar some depending on the sweetness of the mango. Today's mango was really sweet & ripe so I didn't need as much sugar as called for. It is all a matter of taste. This is a great recipe. I love it because I can store what I don't drink in the fridge and it is good the next day also.
Wow! I picked up a big, juicy Mango from Whole Foods. It was so sweet & good by itself . . .I knew this was going to be a great smoothie. I used organic yogurt & sprinkled in a little Cardamon. It was so, so fresh & good!!
Yummy. The kids really loved it. Great way to use perfect mangoes.
My son loves to order a mango lassi at our fav. nepalese restaurant, but for some reason, it never occurred to me we could make them at home. Don't know why, as we are always making smoothies . Anyway, came across this recipe and it is delicious! I used frozen mango halves from Trader Joes, and used the ice also, so it was very thick. My son thought it tasted perfect, but I think the sugar could be cut a little.
This is my first experience with mangos, and I was very pleased with it. I've discovered a new fruit! I wanted just one serving, and since my mango was on the small side, I started out with just 1/2 cup of yogurt. It was plenty for me. I also subbed Splenda for the sugar. I came out with a very refreshing, thick, fruity drink.
A very good, refreshing drink. I did not care for the fibrous hair-like threads in it. I don't know how to reduce tht w/o a juicer.
I made these to go with an Indian-themed dinner, and I always liked lassis whenever I went out to the local Indian restaurant. These were really superb, and perfect for cooling off the tongue after a mouthful of curry-smothered meats or veggies. I cut the sugar amount in half, and it was PLENTY sweet! I haven't had a lassi - or even mango - in years, and this brought the memories back on in full force. Thanks for the recipe!
soo delicious, i substituted the sugar for a tablespoon of honey because the mango was super sweet
Refreshing and healthy to boot! Use natural yogurt (no thickeners or stabilizers) for best results. I did not use nearly as much sugar as the recipe called for, as my mangoes were very ripe. You must enjoy the flavor of yogurt to appreciate this drink. Thanks for the recipe!
Good - but in my opinion really needs a pinch of cardamom!
The next best thing to a fresh mango is a mango lassi. It was delicious! In Virginia, the best mangos we can find come from Mexico. Let the mangos ripen on the counter, then move to fridge for up to several days until ready to use.
YUM! This was just as good as the ones I get in the Indian part of town in Chicago! I did make some changes. I used 1 1/2 cups of Whole Foods frozen mango and 1/2 14oz can of Whole Foods canned mango. This was much easier than waiting for mangoes to ripen and cutting them. I did not use any ice. Also, I added the 2 cups of plain low fat yogurt and 1/3c of white sugar. I can't believe how good this was!!!
I love this drink I substituted honey for sugar and used frozen mango and skim milk instead of ice cubes. ...Calgarycarribgirl
Absolutely fabulous! I was looking for something to do with these mangos and this was very tasty indeed!
This is spot on for taste, but I'm giving it a 4 because of the pulp. I was hoping for something smoother.
This was a very pleasant surprise. I wouldn't say it's "absolutely heavenly" like the description says, but it was very tasty. I had some plain yogurt to use up, and I don't like the taste of it very much at all. And I'd never bought fresh mangoes before, so seeding them was an experience. I was skeptical about the mangos and sugar adding enough sweetness to hide the bitterness of the yogurt, but they really did. I was also skeptical about the results being liquid enough to drink, but they really were - perhaps this was because I used 1 cup of ice by weight (8 oz.) instead of using a measuring cup. I'd been seeing lassi recipes for a while, and had never had one, so this was a great introduction, and I just may make them again sometime.
very easy recipe that turned out delicious!
It's o.k, definitely not restaurant quality. If you want it to taste like the restaurant use mango puree in the can. It really makes the difference plus add a little water so it's not so insanely thick.
I used frozen Mango chunks instead because it is cheaper and good mangos are not always easy to find. With that, I cut back the yogurt to 1 cup and added 1 cup evaporated milk. Adding a splash of mango nectar would probably give it that really strong mango taste. If I double the batch, I have enough to make mango lassie Popsicles for the kids to have as healthy snacks.
These were good and easy to make. You could use splenda instead of sugar for a healthier drink... I might try that next time. We used frozen mango and it worked just fine!
If I can give this any more stars I would. And I only changed one thing the second time I did this, which is not adding any sugar.
This recipe was great as is, but I also did a version with Greek yogurt and no sugar, which works if the mangos are very ripe; otherwise the sugar amount is to taste. Thank you for this recipe!
These were absolutely delicious, my children and everyone has loved them, so nice on a hot day, this is going to be a long time keeper.
I only had 1 cup of plain yogurt left, so used vanilla for the other cup, ended up a little too sweet, should have used less sugar with vanilla
I love this smoothie! It is creamy and perfect. I drink one almost daily for a healthy lowfat breakfast. You can alter the sugar depending on the sweetness of the mango. I usually use one heaping tablespoon for each mango and it's sweet enuff. I have also thrown in a ripe banana and it was delish! You have to try this drink!
What an amazing, yet simple drink. Thanks for the recipe! :)
Super! A little sweet, but that only endeared me to it more : ) I crushed the ice first, since my blender doesn't crush well.
Made this with strawberries instead of mangoes, and halved the sugar. Turned out great!
This is so easy to make and delicious, after trying it a few times, this is the ratio that works for us - 400g mango chunks, 600ml yogurt, 2-3 tbs honey (depending how sweet the mangos are), 8-10 ice cubes (vary for thickness of the lassi), dash of cinnamon.
I really loved this recipe. This was my first attempt at making smoothies. It was really easy and delicious. I wanted to introduce new fruit to my kids and this was a great recipe for this.
I was on a mission to use up the quart of plain yogurt in my fridge and this was one of the 4 recipes I found to help me do that. I had a bag of frozen mango chunks from shoprite and I opted to make a simple syrup using 1/3 c sugar and 1/3 c water since I didn't need ice with frozen fruit going in. Blended it up in my ninja and I'm very happy with the results.
This was delish. I will definitely make this again and again. Next time I will be cutting the sugar. And I think the amount of mango was perfect personally.
YUMMY! I added some milk because it was pretty thick, and I cut the sugar in half. Wonder if it would go well with some coconut rum...
I had to reduce the sugar to a 1/4 cup and add juice, but other than that... WOW!
Very good! Put in 1/2 sugar and 1/2 splenda and the kids loved it!
This was so delicious! I am so happy I can now make mango lassi myself and avoid paying $5 per glass at Indian restaurants. Note that the yogurt amount needs to be adjusted based on the size and ripeness of the mangoes. For larger mangoes, fresh off a tree (like my family has in Miami), 2 cups yogurt is perfect. However for store-bought mangoes, I would use 1/4 to 1/2 cup less yogurt. Even when store-bought mangoes ripen on the counter for a week after you buy them, they will still never have the flavor of mangoes picked when they're ripe on the tree. This recipe is simple and amazingly delicious!
i loved this mango lassi, though i did change it a bit. i halved this recipe (just for me!) and, for the more health-conscious, i suggest replacing the white sugar with 1 tbsp (or less!) of raw cane sugar, especially if the mangoes are already naturally really sweet. i also replaced plain unsweetened kefir for the yogurt and added cinnamon which i loved! what a delicious drink!
Very good! It was a thick drink, but I like that consistency in a smoothie. My husband thought it would be better with more mango and a more liquidy consistency, but agan, I like it thick. I will make it the same way next time. I would only use a tablespoon or so of sugar next time though, as I don't like things too sweet and it is healthier that way! :)
Thick, refreshing drink.
I love the simplicity of this recipe but adding a dash of ground cardamom really adds to the lassi.
Surprisingly easy and just like at restaurants!
Yum. I LUV Mango Lassi II. Thanks! :D
Absolutely delicious! Since I used frozen mangos I also added some mango juice to help in the blender, then I omitted the ice. I didn't add any sugar because it was perfect for my taste.
Yummy! Added a little milk because it is thick.
This was good. I halved it and I didnt have a fresh mango so I used a little over a cup of frozen. I had it with the "coconut tofu keema" from this site.
My family really enjoyed this however a little too much yogurt. I did half yogurt and half coconut milk and then some agave to taste. The mangoes I had really made this amazing. Having a delicious mango is key!
Great! I've never had it before so I have nothing to compare it to, but I think it's delicious. I used less yogurt than called for because I wanted to use greek nonfat vanilla yogurt. My suggestions: Less sugar (I liked it when I used agave nectar, only about a tablespoon per serving), and some lime juice make it super great!
WOW it was absolutely wonderful! i am so surprised by how well it was! And although made it with only 2 mangos (supposedly serving 2 people) it could have fed up to four! it was a wonderful dish and i would not change a thing :) make sure you use FRESH mangos for the best taste!
Perfect just as written. Needed to do something with some very ripe and mangoes and this was perfect. The kids had it as dessert tonight and loved it.
YUM! I omitted the sugar and used a Splenda packet and used fat-free yogurt. I also used frozen mango. It was thick and delicious! Good for a sweet fix.
Pretty good, though I add 1-2 teaspoons of rose water before blending. It gives it that authentic flavor it was originally missing.
Yummy! Perfect for me and my toddler
Thick and creamy I added another 1/4 cup sugar but that's just because I like things nice and sweet. Delicious drink!
I definately changed the recipe a bit. I use two mangos, about 1 cup of yogurt and 1/4 cup sugar. I throw about 4/5 ice cubes in. This gives it a nice mango taste without the yogurt becoming to overbearing and cuts down on the sugar while still tasting delicious.
I like it..used vanilla yogurt cuz that's what I had.
I was looking for a mango recipe for my teenage son. I'd been drinking berry protein smoothies and wanted him to get a little fruit in his diet, but the only fruit he seemed to like was mango. So I picked up a bag of frozen chopped mango. I halved the recipe in case he didn't like it and used vanilla almond milk instead of yogurt, just as I do in my smoothies. He loved it, so we tried adding about a 1/4 cup of chopped frozen pineapple which was quite tasty! I will adjust the amount of the sugar to suit us. But am quite thankful for the recipe!
My blender doesn't like to tackle ice so I used about 3/4 cup of milk instead. I also like to use a little less sugar. Super creamy & refreshing!
Very good as is, but, after drinking a glass my entire dinner party were feeling a sugar rush. I think that it would be much better with the sugar cut in half. And, I made this with strawberries, too, and it's fantastic.
this was delisous it was great i am going to make it again and again.
A nice way to change up the morning smoothies! The kids LOVE mango lassi!
Ok so this recipe tastes just like melted yogurt if you put that much plain yogurt. I cut it by half atleast, and added an equal amount of milk. The ice is crucial, if it's not cold, it's not that great. After these changes it tasted really good.
Very good! If you are using whole ice cubes, it may be a good idea to crush the ice first.
I love mango lassis & this was delicious! I used whole milk yogurt. Next time I would decrease the yogurt by 1/2 cup & add a 1/2 cup milk to make it a little thinner.
I used less sugar more mango and vanilla yogurt,.... Worked like a charm!
This is good as written, but the mango flavor isn't very pronounced. I think it could be better by either increasing the amount of mango or decreasing the amount of yogurt used. BTW, I used a little honey and no white sugar.
Creamy, tangy, refreshing anytime drink! My kids and I really loved this one, and with so few ingredients, it took no time at all to whip up in the blender.
Made this for breakfast. I used peach yogurt, a dash of ginger, and omitted the sugar because my yogurt was sweetened already. The peach and mango are fabulous together. Great way to use fresh mango.
A delicious treat on a ridiculously hot summer evening. Loved it!
The mangoes at my local grocery are not sweet so I used a 15oz can of sliced mangoes. Then I adjusted the other ingredients to taste. This is a good way to use up left over plain yogurt.
Had some plain yogurt I needed to use up before it went bad and just happened to have two mangoes! This tastes great. Used 4 spoonfuls of honey instead of sugar--0 sugar used and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Probably would be fine without cinnamon too. Just added a few ice cubes, but I don't like cold things. Will make again
This recipe was good, I used frozen mango which meant I didn't have to add ice cubes. The result was a thick, creamy shake. It was missing something, though, and I don't know what it is. I think next time I will use Philippine mangoes since they are sweeter and have a nicer flavor. Also, next time I will add a little bit of rosewater.
I love mango lassi. One of the things that I do differently is, instead of cutting up the mangoes and adding a lot of sugar, I use mango puree or mango jam from the grocery store. It makes it creamier and sugar is already added in the puree and jam. :) Delish
This was easy and so delicious! It reminded me of a Caribbean drink I grew up with made with orange juice, milk, sugar, vanilla and I ice. The only thing I did different was added a little milk, about half a cup because it was too thick. I also used brown sugar instead of white, about 3 tablespoons, and added a teaspoon of vanilla extract. I omitted the ice because I didn't want the watered down taste. Other similar recipes had these minor differences-no ice and milk instead. It was soooo good!