Mango Lassi Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

Why This Recipe Works

  • Palm sugar syrup sweetens the lassi while adding smoky and nutty flavors.
  • Unsweetened Kesar mango pulp offers the most authentic flavor.

Canned Kesar mango purée is the key to making this bright and floral drink year-round. It's perfect for sipping in the heat of summer or to bring a little sunny yellow to a cloudy winter day. This lassi is sweetened with a touch of nutty palm sugar syrup and finished with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Recipe Details

Mango Lassi Recipe

Active 30 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 10 servings
Makes 2 1/2 quarts


For the Palm Sugar Syrup:

  • 225 g palm sugar

For the Lassi:

  • 4 cups yogurt, not strained (32 ounces; 900g)

  • 2 1/2 cups (590mlbuttermilk

  • 2 1/2 cups (590ml) unsweetened Kesar mango purée

  • 1/2 cup (115ml) palm sugar syrup

  • 1 teaspoon (5g) kosher salt; for table salt, use about half as much by volume or the same weight

  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1/2 lime)


  1. For the Palm Sugar Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine palm sugar with 1/2 cup (115ml) water. Over medium heat, simmer palm sugar and water mixture until sugar has just dissolved. Skim off any scum that may have floated to the surface of the syrup. Reserve 1/2 cup (115ml) syrup for the lassi; refrigerate the remainder for future use. The syrup will keep indefinitely.

  2. For the Lassi: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, buttermilk, mango purée, palm sugar syrup, kosher salt, and lime juice. Serve immediately over ice. The lassi will keep in the refrigerator for 7 days.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
134 Calories
2g Fat
23g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 240mg 18%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 373mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)