A lassi is a traditional Indian milk shake made with yogurt instead of milk. While many variations are savory, for my Indian-inspired dinner party, I'll be whipping up a mango lassi. There's no sugar, but honey provides a subtle sweetness to the creamy drink, while lime juice adds a refreshing tartness. For those guests who have an extreme sweet tooth, consider purchasing a couple flavored chocolate bars. Vosges Naga Exotic Candy Bar is inspired by the tribes of Northeast India. The bar is a mixture of deep milk chocolate, sweet Indian curry, and coconut. It makes a deliciously easy finish to the rich meal. To check out the mango lassi recipe,
2 ripe mangoes, (1 pound each)
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups small ice cube
- Peel mangoes, and remove pits; coarsely chop flesh.
- Puree mangoes and yogurt in a blender until smooth. Add lime juice and honey; pulse to combine. Add ice; blend until incorporated. Serve immediately.
Makes 5 cups.
- Drinks, Shakes