Mango Lassi

I have to confess something.  When I first heard that the next round of “Let’s Lunch”, was a liquid lunch, I instantly thought “MARTINI”, even though the liquid lunch was to help support Karen, as she goes in for her cancer surgery.  Then, I figured, Karen, may just love a Martini right about then, as well.  I had planned to lay out a few dozen glasses, some good vodka, lemons, limes, and olives and invite the Let’s Lunch crew over (virutally, that is) for a little liquid lunch.

Time took over my life the past couple weeks, and I did not get to my martini infused lunch.  Today, we were heading home after a webcastwe did, earlier in the day;  we were hungry.  What to have for lunch?  While pondering that thought, I kept thinking about these gorgeous mangos that were on sale at Whole Foods.  Hmmm …. lunch, mangos, hungry!  Smoothie.  Mango Lassi.

We both love mango lassies but have never made them at home;  it is usually a treat to be enjoyed over an Indian dinner out.  We made a quick detour on the way home, grabbed mangos, and yogurt, and headed home.  Making this lassi was like the blind leading the blind;  no recipe, no idea, just taste-buds.  We tossed some mangos, plain yogurt, left-over coconut milk, cardamon, and Kaffir lime simple syrup into the blender;  a couple quick whirls of the blender and we had a thick cognition.  It was sweet, creamy, and heavenly scented with the coconut milk and cardamon.  Not only was it a filling liquid lunch, but a tropical one, as well.  Perfect!

Karen, I hope you are feeling better this week;  resting, and enjoying all of these delicious liquid lunches we have sent you.  xo


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  1. What a beautiful picture! I love the straws… As much as I adore mango lassis I’ve never thought to make them. Thanks for sharing the recipe. This sounds so easy! A perfect liquid lunch, even without the alcohol. :) xx

  2. Lassi, come home. Right now. Looks delish!

  3. Oh, just the color makes me want to slurp the computer screen. Lovely idea and a must try recipe – great pics!

  4. i never thought of adding coconut milk to a mango lassi…sounds great ! the straws are cute & colorful !

  5. Yum, these are one of my favorite treats!! I’ll have to try this recipe soon

  6. denise woodward says:

    Coconut milk definitely takes this lassi to another level; delicious one as well. I am loving this recipe so much, made it again today, that I am now going to experiment with some new flavors. Watch out for more lassis on the site.

    The straws are from – I love their stuff. Warning you, you will not be able to stop at the straws!!

  7. I can’t usually handle heat very well… especially Indian food. So, I always order a mango lassi to cool things down. This looks fantastic!

  8. Yum, love Mango lassi. But I think I love those darling straws more! :)

  9. Gorgeous shot, never bought coconut before, but going to try this tomorrow! YUM!

  10. I had my first Mango Lassi a few weeks ago at an Indian restaurant in Jersey City. Thank you for posting this recipe – now I can make it for myself. Love the straws, too!

  11. Looks amazing. I agree with a Tiger in the Kitchen- I LOVE those straws! Where did you find them?

  12. vaoila


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