Funny how images of festive Bollywood dancing flashed before my eyes as I started to sip this refreshing drink :-) That's because I've read that lassi is a popular drink in India. It's often served with spicy Indian food as it has a cooling effect on the palate. It can be flavored with aromatic Indian spices like cardamom and cinnamon. I've heard a lot about popular Indian food like the rice-based dish lamb biyani which sounds great and roti, a flatbread, which I have to try to make sometime soon.
This lassi combines the sweetness of tropical ripe mangoes and the tart flavor of thick Greek yogurt together. There's no doubt this can easily be my favorite as I have expressed a love for mangoes many times.
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
milk or cream
ground cardamom and cinnamon (optional)
additional sugar or simple syrup if needed
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree to make 1 serving.
*To eliminate adding crushed ice, the diced mango may be frozen ahead instead and added to the mixture.