Vegan Mango Lassi

Vegan Mango Lassi is a super quick recipe that you can whip up in no time at all, the only “real work” involved is the peeling and slicing of the mango.
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Vegan Mango Lassi

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Summer time means summer drinks in our house and this Vegan Mango Lassi is just one of many, many drinks that my kids and I have been enjoying to date! I recently released another cookbook, and we had to do lots of taste testing and this was just a natural variation of the Mango Lassi that went into the book.

I love my lassi, a traditional Indian yoghurt drink that is drunk both as a savoury drink and sweet, flavoured with spices and even fruit. The most common fruit lassi for many is probably Mango Lassi, perhaps because almost every Indian restaurant, good or bad, serves it!

We use coconut milk fairly often in our kitchen, a little here, a little there, and then sometimes, a whole lot somewhere! In fact, we have another summer drink made with coconut milk, if you like mocktails, you’ll love the Virgin Strawberry Pina Colada. Of course, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t turn it into an adult drink!

Virgin Strawberry Pina Colada
Virgin Strawberry Pina Colada

Today’s recipe, Vegan Mango Lassi is a super quick recipe that you can whip up in no time at all, the only “real work” involved is the peeling and slicing of the mango. I’ve replaced the dairy yoghurt with coconut milk. It is a luscious drink – think ambrosia – refreshing when very cold and exceedingly satisfying, with the mango and coconut flavours playing so well together, with just a hint of spice from the ginger. The cardamom stays firmly in the background. The drink is fairly thick as the coconut milk thickens in consistency as it’s whipped.

Getting the best of your Vegan Mango Lassi

Place your coconut milk in the fridge, so your lassi will be nice and cold when made. I am presuming that your juice will be in the fridge.

A quick note on my lassis:

  • They are thick and traditional (I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere). Whatever milk/yoghurt I’m using, I don’t like watering it down, the only other liquid I sometimes use, is a fruit juice to complement the fruit, as in today’s recipe.
  • When they are flavoured, the flavour is subtle, never overpowering the milk or yoghurt base. So my mango lassis are never going to be yellow like you see in most mango lassi pictures, I don’t employ any cosmetic enhancers either, like saffron, turmeric or yellow food colouring!

Did you know that mangoes are expensive here in the UK? Oh yes. At the cheapest, perhaps about £1.50 each. What’s that in US dollars? $2.20 or so? And that’s the price in summer. So, that’s another reason not to load up on the mangoes! Seriously though, I do like my lassis heavy on the milk.

Having said that, this Vegan Mango Lassi does get special treatment, I didn’t want the coconut milk to overpower the final flavour, so as mentioned above, I do add some shop bought mango juice to the recipe too. Go for the best mango juice you can get, preferably, pure juice, not from concentrate and most certainly, with nothing added – pure mango juice.

I love adding a little ginger and cardamom to my traditional mango lassi and have decided to keep the ginger in this recipe for just that teasing hint of something different. The cardamom, I leave up to you, and so have left that as an optional ingredient. I rather like the cardamom in here but my kids prefer it without, so I’ll let you decide which way you’re going with that and get back to me!

Can you use light coconut milk? Absolutely! If you are lucky enough to get fresh coconut milk, that’s even better.

What’s your favourite lassi? Have you tried a vegan version? Let me know with a comment below, and be sure to check out my Drinks page for more recipes and also reviews.

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Lin xx

Vegan Mango Lassi

Vegan Mango Lassi is a super quick recipe that you can whip up in no time at all, the only “real work” involved is the peeling and slicing of the mango.
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Course: Drinks, Vegan
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: drinks, mango, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor

Ingredients

  • 200 ml cold coconut milk
  • 125 ml cold mango juice
  • 1 mango
  • 1 handful ice cubes
  • 2.5 cm fresh ginger or half tsp ground
  • seeds of 4 cardamoms ground or pounded (optional)
  • fresh mint leaves as garnish optional

Instructions

  • Slice and chop the mango.
  • Place everything into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • That’s it! Serve in tall glasses and top with fresh mint leaves to make it pretty, if you fancy.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1554IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg

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48 thoughts on “Vegan Mango Lassi”

  1. this vegan lassi sounds amazing, love that you use coconut milk, and it goes so good with mango. and so like the cardamom goes perfectly. so excited about this recipe and will try it later.

  2. YUM!!! Coconut and mango are favorites of mine. I have never tried “lassi.” I think I’ll add a bit of pineapple to mine.

  3. Christina Aliperti

    This sounds yummy! I love mango and coconut milk but I think I will leave out the cardamom. The ginger stays though, it sounds like the perfect compliment to the flavors.

  4. I don’t mind peeling the mango. My sons used to be so allergic to the skins when they were young, and we never had the fruit around because of it. Thankfully they outgrew it. 🙂

  5. I’ve never tried a drink like this one before. I’ll have to give this a go. It sounds really good, and I’m a big fan of mango!

  6. My children would definitely love these a lot, as would I might have to give this a go next time I get to run through the grocery store and pick up the needed ingredients (of which I currently have none, for shame!).

    I know mangoes here in the U.S aren’t too expensive and my husband loves them! I could even get him to try this, too! 🙂

  7. Leigh Anne Borders

    I have never heard of this or had this. This is something I will have to check out this summer!

  8. I’ve never heard of Lassi but I’m intrigued, and I enjoy all of the ingredients so I may have to make it in the future, sounds delicious!

  9. Now this looks really refreshing! I am a yogurt lover and I will definitely try this one out. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Elizabeth O.

    It’s such a nice refreshing drink. Mangoes are perfect with yogurt and if you blend them into a smoothie, that’s even better. This is the perfect drink for the summer! So full of nutrients and very refreshing!

  11. Stephanie Ortez

    This recipe is heaven sent. Just yesterday I bought mangos (I’m addicted to them) and definitely will try this delicious drink.

  12. Elizabeth Towns

    I’m going to try this; I’ve never had this combination of flavors in a drink. I use coconut milk all the time.

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