Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer

Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer


It’s hot out there, you are tired of ice-creams, you have a bag of yogurt in the fridge. What can you do? Well, make lassi of course. In summer this is the best alternative to ice-creams and the cheaper one as well. All you need is yogurt, some sugar, and some ice.

This simple drink is something that even amateurs can make and is something that is appreciated by even the pickiest of foodies. Just because something is simple doesn’t mean that it is bad you see. On top of that, you can make different variants from just about every fruit- as long as the fruit is soft and sweet.

Today we will talk about how to make a few different types of lassi. Well, the different types of lassi are just a variant of plain lassi with additional ingredients so the process will remain the same. Regardless, let’s jump straight to the lassi now.

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Note* This recipe is for 4 servings with each serving consisting of a 50 Milileters of Lassi each. 

Ingredients to make a Lassi – the Nepali Way

  • 100 Milileter plain yogurt
  • 6 cubes ice, crushed
  • 100 Milileters of ice water
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 10 grams salt
Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer

To make a lassi all you have to do is grab the ingredients and blend them together.

Total Time 5 minutes

Step 1: Blend

Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer

– Blend the yogurt, ice, water, sugar, and salt
-Blend until the mixture becomes frothy.

Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer

– Serve on a Cold Glass

The recipe is as simple as that. There is literally one step to make this simple sweetness of summer which is blending everything. If you are making this for yourself, you can even skip the serving part. Just grab a cup and drink straight from it.

If you have mango at home along with yogurt, then you can make a Mango Lassi as well. The ingredients do vary a little while the process remains the same.

Ingredients to make a Mango Lassi

Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer
  • 100 Milileter plain yogurt
  • 6 cubes of ice, crushed
  • 100 Milileters of ice water
  • 1 tea spoon of Ground Cardamom
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 10 grams salt
  • 4 Mango peeled and seeded

These are all the ingredients that you will need to make a Mango Lassi. You may have noticed an extra spice here “ground cardamom“. It is an optional one but the subtle spiciness of the cardamom mixes with the extra sweetness of the mango really well and just heightens the flavor.

Along with mango, banana is one of the best choices to combine with lassi. It is also one of those fruits that you can find all throughout the year. Similar to the Mango variant, the process is the same – blend everything together. However also similar to the Mango Varient, the ingredients are different as well.

Ingredients for Banana Lassi

Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer
  • 100 Milileter plain yogurt
  • 6 cubes ice, crushed
  • 100 Milileters of ice water
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 10 grams salt
  • 2 Overripe Banana

The reason why we need an over-ripe banana is that if the banana is not over-ripe, it will not be as sweet and harder to blend. Regardless if you don’t have overripe ones, you can use regular bananas as well. Now, if you want some bitter-sweet experience while drinking a Lassi, how about a Cold-Coffee Lassi for a change?

Ingredients for Cold-Coffee Lassi

Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer
  • 1 teaspoon powdered coffee
  • 4 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 150 Milileters of fresh curd
  • 50 Milileters of chilled water
  • 4 cubes of ice

To make a Cold-coffee Lassi you do have to Soak the coffee power in Lukewarm water for 2 minutes before blending it with the rest of the ingredients. While this variation of lassi is still a sweet drink, you will get a subtle bitterness from the coffee and that is the bittersweet magic of this drink.

Before we Go,

Leisurely Lassi: Surprising Sweetness for Summer

Lassi is a sweet and Simple Summer Drink that has virtually no limitations. As long as it matches with the sweet taste and soft and creamy texture, you can add virtually anything into the mix. Just be careful that the main component needs to be Yoghurt or else it will not be Lassi. This really is the simplest cool and healthy drink you can make in the summer.

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