Chill everything except the mango
My sassy mango lassi ( a lassi with a little twist)
" I close my eyes, I know you're there,
addicted to this liquid love affair,
tall, bright and a frosty yellow,
"pour me another" you burly fellow.
A virgin drink, yet so nutritious,
I cannot stop! you're so delicious,
So here's to you, you aim to please,
quit being such a bloody tease!"
Normally, a lassi ( Indian mango yogurt drink) is made by blending mangoes, yogurt, milk and cardamom. I love a tiny bit of fizz in mine, so I changed the recipe just a little. Please use organic ingredients when possible.
- 1 c superfine sugar
- 11/2 c water
- 1/2 c lemon juice ( fresh)
- 2 c vanilla yogurt
- 1 can mango pulp( see above for my personal best brand)
- 1 bottle lemon sparkling mineral water( Target)
- 1 mango
Method for the yogurt and lemon sorbet:Boil 11/2 c water with the sugar until the mixture just boils. remove from hot plate and cool and then refrigerate for about half an hour. Add the lemon juice, stir and place in the freezer for about 1 hour. Remove and then whisk in the yogurt, grate some fresh mango on the fine side of the grater and add to this and then either freeze in ice cube trays or just a container until you can scrape with an ice cream scoop.
OR if you do not want to cook anything on the stove top: just buy a pint of lemon sorbet from the market, let it melt and whisk in the yogurt, add the grated fresh mango and then freeze and proceed to follow the directions below to make the lassi.
To make the drink:Blend some of the frozen yogurt lemon sorbet with the mango pulp ( or fresh mangoes), add just a little lemon mineral water to this mixture not too much( you just want a bit of a fizz) and blend again until incorporated. Pour into pretty glasses with ice cubes and also garnish with more of the lemon yogurt sorbet cubes.
Enjoy the mango lassi!!!
This is my entry for beat the heat competition.
Levi Anderson has requested to put this recipe on their weg page (See his comment)
Here is the link: http://www.allysonskitchen.com/pc-2635-341-sassy-iced-mango-lassi.aspx