10 Lassi Recipes – The Ultimate Summer Coolers

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Have you ever considered what the world would be like without lassi? Moreover, what would summers be like without this ecstatically refreshing drink for us Indians? As a matter of fact, lassi happens to be an evergreen, all-time favourite drink for kids, adults and elderly alike. One experiences a blast of flavour with a mix of chilled yoghurt that is good for the body as it is for the heart!

10 Lassi Recipes to Try at Home

The Indian landscape witnesses a wide variation in the usage of curd or yogurt as a drink, both across its length and breadth. Western and Southern India opt for diluted curd with extravagant spices, which is often referred to as ‘buttermilk’, while Northern India opts for thickened yogurt which could be both sweet or salty. Eastern India embraces curd in its truest concentration but consumes it as a delicious dessert instead. However, we love our good old lassi, and this article primarily focuses on easy-to-do ideas at home that can make lassi in summers all the more exciting.

1. Classic Lassi

This is the classic sweet lassi recipe that has been around for a while.

Ingredients of Lassi

  • 200 ml yogurt
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Salt
  • Sugar

How to Make

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with a ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender. Add ice cubes as per the temperature requirement. Add salt or sugar to taste depending upon the variant required as classic lassi can be made both sweet and salty, or sometimes even a mix. The salt lassi recipe follows the same method, without the sugar. Churn thoroughly in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time 

  • This classic magic unfolds in just about 5 mins.

Total Time

  • Your recipe takes even less than 10 minutes to arrive at the table.

Recipe Servings

  • These measurements serve one standard glass of classic lassi.
  • Garnish with ground cumin powder and serve chilled.

classic lassi

2. Mango Lassi

A crowd favourite, mango lassi is the perfect drink for the summer. Here’s how to make mango lassi.

Ingredients of Lassi 

  • 200 ml yogurt
  • 1 cup of diced mango or 1 pureed mango pulp
  • ½   teaspoon grounded cardamom
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Sugar

How to Make

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender, as per the consistency required. Add ice cubes. Add the mango pulp or diced mangoes. Add cardamom and whip these ingredients together in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time 

  • Your drink is ready to be assembled in just about 5 minutes.

Total Time

  • It is ready to be served in 10 minutes.

Recipe Servings 

  • These measurements serve one standard glass of mango lassi.

mango lassi

3. Avocado Lassi

A different twist to the traditional lassi.

Ingredients of Lassi

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Sugar or salt to taste
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon rosewater
  • 3-4 ice cubes

How to Make 

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender, as per the consistency required. Add ice cubes and sugar/salt to taste. Add the avocado pulp or whole avocados. Crush cardamom seeds and add to the blender contents. Whip these ingredients together in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time 

  • 5 mins

Total Time

  • 10-11 mins

Recipe Servings

  • 1 glass of refreshing avocado lassi is ready.

avocado lassi

4. Mint Lassi

A refreshing ingredient that can make your summer lassi even better.

Ingredients of Lassi

  • 200 ml yogurt
  • 8-9 mint leaves
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Salt

How to Make 

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender, as per the consistency required. Add ice cubes. Add crushed mint leaves. Sprinkle some pepper and salt. Whip thoroughly in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time 

  • 5 mins

Total Time 

  • 10 mins

Recipe Servings 

  • Serves 1.

mint lassi

5. Strawberry Lassi

Who doesn’t love a hint of their favourite fruit in their favourite lassi?

Ingredients of Lassi 

  • 200 ml yogurt
  • 1 cup of diced strawberries
  • 1-2 mint leaves
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Sugar

How to Make

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender, as per the consistency required. Add ice cubes. Add diced strawberries. One can also use strawberry pulp or syrup to enhance the flavour. Whip these ingredients together in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Prep time 

  • 5 minutes

Total Time

  • 10 minutes

Recipe Servings

  • A delicious glass of fresh strawberry lassi for one.

strawberry lassi

6. Chocolate Lassi

Chocolate is a versatile ingredient; it goes well with lassi too!

Ingredients of Lassi 

  • 200 ml yogurt
  • Favourite chocolate bar/Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Sugar

How to Make 

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender. Add ice cubes. Pour chocolate syrup and sugar to taste. Whip thoroughly in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time

  • 5 minutes

Total Time 

  • 10 minutes

Recipe Servings

  • Serves 1.

chocolate lassi

7. Pineapple Lassi

A rather unique, yet tasty blend of lassi.

Ingredients of Lassi 

  • 200 ml yogurt
  • 1 cup of diced pineapple or ¼  pureed pineapple pulp
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Sugar

How to Make 

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender. Add ice cubes. Add the pineapple pulp or diced pineapple. Add sugar and whip these ingredients together in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time 

  • 5 minutes.

Total Time 

  • 10-15 minutes.

Recipe Servings 

  • Exotic pineapple lassi for 1 is ready.

pineapple lassi

8. Kesar Lassi

Why not add some of that kesar wonder to lassi?

Ingredients of Lassi 

  • 200 ml yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon of saffron
  • 1 tablespoon of hot water
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Sugar

How to Make 

Mix hot water with saffron and allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender. Add ice cubes. Add the saffron syrup. Add sugar and whip these ingredients together in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time

  • 5 minutes

Total Time

  • 15 minutes

Recipe Servings 

  • Serves 1.

kesar lassi

9. Banana Lassi Recipe

The richness of banana combined into the classic lassi.

Ingredients of Lassi 

  • 200 ml yoghurt
  • 1 peeled banana
  • ½   teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Sugar

How to Make 

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender, as per the consistency required. Add ice cubes. Add a whole banana. Add a dash of cardamom powder and whip these ingredients together in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time 

  • 5 minutes.

Total Time

  • Served in 10 minutes.

Recipe Servings

  • Serves 1.

banana lassi

10. Masala Lassi

What is ever complete without a good dose of masala to enhance the taste?

Ingredients of Lassi 

  • 200 ml yogurt
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper powder
  • 1/2 a green chilly (finely chopped)
  • Handful coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make

Pour about 1 cup of yogurt (or ½ cup of yogurt diluted with ½ cup of chilled water) in a blender, as per the consistency required. Add ice cubes. Add cumin powder, green chillis, red pepper powder, chopped coriander, chaat masala and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly in the blender for 1-2 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Prep Time

  • 6 mins

Total Time 

  • 10 mins

Recipe Servings

  • Serves a spicy glass of masala lassi for 1.

masala lassi

Hope you enjoyed this mouthwatering article! Try these delicious summer recipes of lassi and you will sail through summer!

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