Golden Milk Mango Lassi

Golden Milk Mango Lassi

Hot, airless days like the ones we had this week in the Bay Area find me reaching for the freezer, searching for something cold and maybe a little sweet.

Enter the lassi. According to Indian cooking icon Madhur Jaffrey, it is one of the few drinks that people drink with meals in India. The cooling yogurt drink can be made sweet or salty and can be flavored with different fruits and spices. It's popular in India at breakfast, lunch or as a snack.

Lassi has a cooling effect, not only as a respite for hot summer days but also as a counterpart to a spicy meal. 

We adapted one of Jaffrey's recipes for a classic mango lassi, pairing the tart zing of yogurt and mango with the warming spices of our Golden Milk blend. Mango lassi recipes often call for a dash of cardamom. This one takes it a step further, with turmeric, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon and ginger.

This spiced concoction is perfect for a summer BBQ or as a breakfast treat. Bonus: the spices are interesting enough to please my palate and subtle enough that my kids like it too.

Golden Milk Mango Lassi

Golden Milk Mango Lassi

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

2 cups plain whole milk yogurt
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons honey
1 cup fresh mango, diced
4 teaspoons Golden Milk, plus more for garnish
6 ice cubes
fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve with a dusting of Golden Milk and a garnish of fresh mint leaves if desired. You can also serve this over a couple ice cubes if you like.




Leave a comment


Also in Recipes

Veggie Fried Rice with Shichimi Togarashi
Veggie Fried Rice with Shichimi Togarashi

With a good fried rice recipe under your belt, leftover white rice never needs to go to waste again. We top this version with a crispy egg fried in sesame oil and sprinkle it with our bright and slightly spicy Shichimi Togarashi.

Continue Reading

Spicy Sweet Curry Popcorn
Spicy Sweet Curry Popcorn

We are big fans of popcorn in our house, not only because it's the perfect snack to go with movie night, but because it's a great palette for spice experiments!

Continue Reading

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Poivre a la Mode
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Poivre a la Mode

This lemony, zesty chicken made with our Poivre a la Mode blend is perfect for the grill or the oven. It's great served with your favorite side dishes, on top of a salad, or tucked into a pita or a sandwich.

Continue Reading