Embrace the summer season with a cup of Mango Lassi! It tastes like tropical fruity sunshine in every sip. Mangoes, honey, milk, yogurt and some subtle (yet bold) spices come together to make this classic Indian drink incredibly refreshing.

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Mango Lassi

When it comes to summery drinks, I’ll happily drink anything with mango in it! There’s just something about mangoes that’s the pure essence of summer. As much as I love a good mango coconut lime smoothie, I think my favorite summer drink recipe EVER might just be this mango lassi! It’s so creamy, rich with fresh mango flavor, and even a little spiced.

Yes, spiced! Just a pinch of cardamom and cinnamon are added to this drink to give it the best touch of depth to balance all of the fruity flavors from the fresh mango. You can even add a little pinch of saffron if you’re really feeling fancy! The combination of warm spices with the bright and sunny mango is ultimately satisfying on a hot day. It’s sure to cool you off!

The consistency of mango lassi is creamy from both the milk and yogurt. However, it’s a little thinner than your average smoothie. It’s kind of like a juice-smoothie hybrid! If you’re a mango lover like me, you’ll love the way you can really taste the flavor and consistency of the juicy fruit. All of the ingredients in this recipe serve to compliment the mango, not to overpower it.

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How to Make Mango Lassi

This easy recipe comes together in no time with the help of a blender!

  1. Blend. Add all of the ingredients, except for the spices, to a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Add cardamom. Add the cardamom and blend for just a few moments to combine.
  3. Serve and enjoy! Pour the mango lassi into a glass and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately.

TIP: Add more or less cinnamon on top depending on your personal preferences. I like a little extra cinnamon while others I’ve made this for prefer only a light sprinkle.

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What is mango lassi made of?

Simple and inexpensive ingredients come together to make the best mango lassi! Here’s what you’ll need to make this mango beverage:

  • Mango – Fresh mango is the way to go! If you have any leftover, use it to make my favorite mango salsa. Mango pulp also works well for this easy recipe.
  • Yogurt – Plain low-fat yogurt works the best for the consistency. Make sure you’re not using any yogurt that as additional flavors in it.
  • Milk – It can be any kind of milk that you prefer! Dairy or non-dairy milks will all work well, so feel free to use coconut, almond, or oat milk if you’d like.
  • Honey – I recommend using good quality honey. Look for honey that’s a deep golden color and has words like organic on the label!

Leftover mango is fabulous in this Mango Salad!

Can I make the consistency thicker?

You sure can! If you’d like your mango lassi to have more of a smoothie consistency rather than a thicker juice consistency, simply freeze your mango chunks prior to blending. You can also add some ice to the blender as well to really create that smoothie consistency.

Is mango lassi healthy?

The term healthy is always subjective, but I do consider this recipe to be on the healthier side! Fresh mango has a good amount of vitamins and fiber, so I always feel good about tossing it into different drinks and dishes. With the only other key ingredients being milk (of any kind), low-fat yogurt, and honey, this summer drink is definitely lighter than most.

If you want to cut back on sugar, just omit the honey.

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Get the Recipe: Mango Lassi Recipe

Creamy and sweet, Mango Lassi is a cool drink that's healthy and great for digestion. It's easy to make and so very tasty.
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  • 1 cup chopped fresh mango or Mango pulp
  • 1 cup plain low fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 blender


  • Add the mango, yogurt, milk and honey to the blender and puree for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the cardamom and blend for a few seconds to combine.
  • Pour the Mango Lassi into a glass and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.


Can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
For a thicker consistency, use frozen mango chunks or add ice when blending.
Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 137mg, Potassium: 390mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 49g, Vitamin A: 2994IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 314mg, Iron: 15mg