7 Variations Of Mango Lassi You Can Enjoy This Summer
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Although with the summer season comes scorching heat as the Sun shines brighter, there are several seasonal produces that people indulge in. The local markets are filled with a bounty of fruits and vegetables that make them ideal for the summer months. Besides, summer fruits and vegetables are exceptionally hydrating and often cool the body and save from the unbearable heat waves. 

Talking about the produces, people wait for the one and only fruit, that is mango, during the summer season. Also known as the ‘king of fruits,’ mangoes grow well in the summer season having well drainage soil and sufficient sunlight. People either eat mangoes individually or make several beverages and desserts out of them. One of the most common beverages is mango lassi. It is a delightful blend of mangoes, yoghurt, and spices that is refreshing, creamy, and perfect for cooling down during the hot summer months.  

Although the classic mango lassi is always a hit, there are several variations that you can try that will ultimately elevate the beverage. Take a look at some of them:  

  • Classic Mango Lassi  

Hardly there is anyone who hasn’t indulged in the classic mango lassi. This beverage is made by blending ripe mangoes, yoghurt, sugar, and a pinch of cardamom. This is a simple beverage that is delicious owing to its rich, smooth texture and the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. For the best result, you can use Alphonso mangoes, which are known for their sweetness and flavour. Serve this mango lassi chill and sprinkle some cardamom or a few strands of saffron.  

  • Mint Mango Lassi  

Add mint to your traditional mango lassi to introduce a touch of refreshment that is perfect for the summer season.  You can make mint mango lassi by blending ripe mangoes, yoghurt, a handful of fresh mint leaves, sugar, and a dash of lime juice. Mint leaves impart a cool flavour that complements the sweetness of the mango. This version of mango lassi has a vibrant, greenish-yellow hue that is pleasing to the eyes.  

  • Spiced Mango Lassi  

If you enjoy a bit of spice in your drinks, then this spiced mango lassi is the one for you. The beverage includes traditional spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and a pinch of black pepper blended with mangoes, yoghurt, and honey. The spices in the drink add warm aromatic depth to the lassi. This lassi is for the ones who like to experiment with flavours.   

  • Coconut Mango Lassi  

This is a truly exotic drink that combines the tropical flavours of mangoes and coconut. You can blend ripe mangoes, yoghurt, coconut milk, and a bit of honey for sweetness. The addition of coconut milk contributes to a creamy texture and subtle nutty flavour that complements the mango. This version of mango lassi is popular in tropical regions. You can garnish the drink with shredded coconut or a slice of fresh mango.  

  • Rose Mango Lassi  

In this lassi, the traditional recipe is tweaked with rose water or rose syrup that provides a beautiful and fragrant variation. Here, blend mangoes, yoghurt, sugar, and a few drops of rose water until smooth. The presence of rose water imparts a delicate floral aroma and flavour, making the lassi taste even more luxurious. Garnish the beverage with edible rose petals for an extra touch of elegance. This drink is perfect for special occasions.    

  • Mango And Berry Lassi  

Combining mangoes with berries provides you with a vibrant and nutritious lassi that bursts with flavours and antioxidants. You can make this by blending yoghurt, mangoes, and a mix of berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and honey according to the taste. The tartness of the berries complements the sweetness of the mangoes well, resulting in a perfectly balanced drink. The beverage not only tastes delicious but also is visually appealing.  

  • Mango And Turmeric Lassi  

For a health boost, try indulging in mango and turmeric lassi. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that pair surprisingly well with mango. All you need to do is blend mangoes, yoghurt, a pinch of turmeric and black pepper, and honey. Black pepper enhances the absorption of turmeric. The golden-coloured lassi is delicious as well as offering health benefits. The earthy flavour of turmeric complements well with the sweetness of mangoes.