Mango Lassi

mango lassi

Well, we made it through Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene in one piece. I feel so lucky that we didn’t have any damage to our property and we never lost power…a big hooray for that! Much of my town is flooded, however, so we’re still pretty much holed up here at home until the water recedes…

I got an email this afternoon asking me if I’d fill in for a blogger who’d backed out of The Secret Recipe Club. It stinks to be “orphaned” in the club- to not have anyone make a recipe from your blog- so I was happy to help as long as I wouldn’t need to run to the store to do so (impossible today due to flooding). The blog I was assigned was Samayal Arai and author Jayasri posts many delicious looking recipes. I would have made one of her more complicated Indian dishes, but being short on time and having limited ingredients available, I chose to re-create her Mango Milk Shake.

I decided to add some yogurt and spices, thereby turning this into a pretty classic lassi. I used frozen mango because I had some in the freezer but you could definitely use fresh mango instead. While I thought it was perfectly sweet without adding any sweetener, you can add a little organic sugar or honey, if you like. You could change up the flavor by adding some berries, and some fresh mint would be nice in here, as well.

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Mango Lassi Recipe

Servings: 2 servings (1 cup each)


  • *1 1/2 cups frozen mango cubes I used frozen mango from Trader Joe's
  • *1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • *1/2 cup milk I used organic whole milk
  • *1-2 pinches of ground cardamom
  • *1-2 pinches of ground ginger
  • *1 pinch of fine Himalayan or sea salt
  • *minced crystallized ginger for garnish- optional


  • Process all ingredients in a high speed blender (I use a blendtec) until smooth. Taste and adjust spices; you may also add more yogurt and/or milk, if you like.

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29 thoughts on “Mango Lassi”

  1. Hi Winnie. I just came across your website and I really love it! Your photogrpahy is really great and your recipes look amazing too! I can’t wait to fish around through your site and see what I find!

  2. I love lassi, and I love mangoes. This looks awesome. Great job picking up on one of the orphaned bloggers.

  3. Your mango lassi looks phenomenal!! Love the simplicity of it, yet it still packs so much flavour and decliciousness. Glad to hear you made it through Irene safely and with no damage to your property. :)

  4. How wonderful that you took on this assignment in the midst of a storm! Thank you, Winnie! It’s people like you who make this food blogging community such a great thing to be a part of. Great SRC recipe!

  5. It isn’t quite 8:00 here on a San Diego morning. I have everything, including the same place mat , so here comes breakfast! Thanks –

  6. How awesome of you to step up for Jayasri – and on such notice – and right after the craziness of Irene. We have some flooding here but nothing too terrible thank goodness.

    Your mango lassi looks awesome! Thank you for stepping up to the plate for this one!

  7. How kind of you to step in and write a SRC post at the last minute. I’m sure you have a very grateful un-orphaned blogger. The lassi looks fabulous. Mangoes are my favorite fruit and I love the combination of spices and flavors you’ve used. Good and good for you, a win-win. I just pinned this and will try it soon.

  8. Winnie,
    This recipe sounds really refreshing, and Iove the cardamom ! I’ve got all the ingredients in the house too…I’m excited to try it.. I’m glad you saved the day for the” orphaned” blogger.

  9. You are really adorable, with the calamity you stepped in to do something and not abandon my blog!, Thank you very much for trying this recipe from my blog!, I feel very obliged and honored, that somebody did step up to do something from my blog!.
    Hope everything is alright and you are all doing well..
    thanks once again

  10. Glad to hear you made it through Irene safe and sound! Hopefully the water will clear up soon. Also, you are so sweet for filling in. It is hard to be left out/orphaned one month.
    I love this recipe! So refreshing and filling, perfect for breakfast or a snack. Great SRC choice for your situation :)

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  12. It was great that you stepped up! Mango anything is great. (shhh, don’t tell anyone but I have the same place mat, and I love to use it for backgrounds also).

  13. Was glad to read on Twitter that you all made it through Irene O.K. This is a lovely looking shake and a great way to start a fresh new day.

    So nice of you to fill in for your friend.