Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mango Lassi with Coconut

Do you know what a mango lassi is? I might have never known what it was, if I had not been introduced to Indian food. Some close friends and I used to get together at Akbar, a great Indian restaurant in Columbia, MD. Whenever I visit the restaurant, I order a mango lassi with my meal. They are so good!
Traditionally, a lassi beverage is yogurt-based and mixed in with water and spices. A mango lassi is a yogurt-based drink with mango (of course). I have tried a couple times to recreate the mango lassi in my kitchen with not so great results. Not until today that is....
Greg has been out working on our deck since morning, and hopefully he has accomplished something. My point is, he has been outside and I have been in the kitchen, so I have had the chance to make a lot of different recipes. Today I made the batter for coconut macaroons, some tomatillo salsa, some cilantro-peanut sauce, AND a mango-coconut lassi. The lassi was amazing. I added a tablespoon of condensed milk and a tablespoon of coconut to it, and it made the flavor extra tasty (I was making the lassi simultaneously with the coconut macaroon batter). 
I love the thickness and sweetness of the lassi. I almost feel like I'm in a tropical paradise while sipping on it. Almost...
I hope you will also fall in love with the lassi. Enjoy! 

Recipe for Mango Lassi with Coconut 

3 ripe mangos, chopped
1 1/4 cups of milk
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. of condensed milk (if you don't have this on hand, add an extra Tbsp. of sugar)
1 Tbsp. of sweetened shredded flaked coconut
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
Crushed or Cubed Ice

Put all ingredients EXCEPT for the ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Place the blender in the fridge for 30 minutes. If desired, pour over ice when ready to sip.
***Original Recipe***
NOTE: When you are ready to drink the mango lassi, you might want to put it back on the blender and mix for a few seconds. This drink is best when it is sipped with a straw - even better when sipped with a bright and colorful straw.


  1. And...Costco sells the Mango already cut up for people that like convenience. It is back in the "cold" room at our local Costco.

  2. YES - I so wish I had a Costco close by. Love that place.

  3. I love mango and I love coconut. This sounds delicious!


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