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LivingFood and DrinkGay Cook's Raspberry or Strawberry Lassi Drinks

Gay Cook’s Raspberry or Strawberry Lassi Drinks

Strawberry or raspberry lassi

Makes 2 – 3 servings

I was introduced to the mango lassi drink when I sat down to enjoy a meal in an Indian restaurant. This popular, traditional Indian yogurt-based drink is a blend of yogurt, water, spices, and fresh fruit. In India, the preferred lassi is made with peeled, ripe mangoes, canned mango. I cannot think of anything more refreshing for a hot summer day as a glass of chilled lassi served with grilled shrimp. Today, our markets are abundant with local juicy and vividly red strawberries and raspberries and I couldn’t resist experimenting in making strawberry or raspberry lassi drinks. They are delicious any time of the day.

  • 1¼ cups (300 ml) plain yogurt – either Greek or ordinary yogurt
  • ½ cup (125 ml) cold water or milk
  • 1 1/4  cups (300 ml) raspberries or chopped strawberries
  • 2 – 3 tbsp (30 – 45 ml) granulated sugar or to taste
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) ground cumin (great for the immune system) optional
  • 30 large fresh mint leaves
  • 2 – 3 ice cubes optional

In a blender or food processor, add yogurt, water, berries, sugar, cumin (if using), mint leaves and ice cubes if using.

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