One popular and easy summer drink recipe in India is “Mango Lassi.” Lassi is a traditional yogurt-based drink that is not only refreshing but also helps to cool down the body during hot summer days.
Here’s a simple recipe for Mango Lassi:
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar (adjust according to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (optional)
- Ice cubes
- In a blender, add the diced mango, yogurt, milk, sugar, and cardamom powder. Blend everything until smooth and well combined. Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar if desired.
- Add a few ice cubes to the blender and blend again until the lassi is chilled and frothy.
- Pour the Mango Lassi into serving glasses. You can garnish it with a sprinkle of cardamom powder or a few strands of saffron, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing Mango Lassi.
Note: You can also experiment with other fruits like strawberries or peaches to make different variations of lassi. Simply replace the mango with your preferred fruit, and follow the same steps.
Stay cool and enjoy your homemade Mango Lassi this summer!