Predicting another hot weekend in Saint Louis, I decided to freeze a pineapple and two mangoes. The next day, when the mid-afternoon sun hit, I was ready. I ran each fruit under some hot water to loosen the skin, diced the fruit, and then dropped them in the blender to make a cool lassi.
Lassi is an Indian drink with a yogurt base, that can be either sweet or savory. Mango lassi is probably the most traditional sweet lassi, but you can also find a strawberry lassi. On this hot Midwest weekend, I made a
Mango Pineapple Lassi
PREP TIME: Overnight Freezing Recommended
YIELD: Serves 4
WHAT TO GRAB:
1 cup yogurt
1 cup low-fat milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 cups crushed ice (optional)
HOW YOU DO IT:
1. Place four tall glasses in the freezer, just before you start working.
2. Skin the mango and pineapple, and cut into segments. Reserve four pieces of pineapple for garnish. Add the mango, pineapple, yogurt, milk, sugar, and cardamom to the blender. If the pineapple and mango were not frozen, you can add crushed ice. Blend until the ingredients are smooth and well-mixed.
3. Garnish the tall, cold glasses with a piece of pineapple, and serve cold!
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