Strawberry Mint Lassi

June 14, 2010
5 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Lassi, the Indian yogurt drink that's meant to soothe your soul after the beating of a hot curry, traditionally comes plain or blended with mango pulp. Both are delicious, but it's strawberry season here and it's already sweltering: a lassi beckoned. So, I swapped a few fresh strawberries for the mango, tossed in a handful of mint leaves and a little raw sugar (a lassi should suggest sweetness, but shouldn't be sweet). —Amanda Hesser

What You'll Need
  • 14 ounces Fage Greek yogurt (full-fat)
  • 16 mint leaves
  • 8 ripe strawberries
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Layer all the ingredients in a blender, then turn it on. Stop to scrape down the yogurt or any other errant ingredients. Once it's smooth, pour into glasses and sip until content.

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Amanda Hesser

Recipe by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.

8 Reviews

rebecca H. June 7, 2020
Made this today and loved it! The flavor combo of strawberry and mint is delightful. It was a bit too sweet for us though, so next time we will cut the sugar recommendation in half (though I admittedly threw 6 extra strawberries in because they were on the small side) Thanks a lot for sharing.
ifjuly January 30, 2020
Have now made this repeatedly and every time am impressed and surprised just how ideal it is. My favorite at-home lassi and so easy to boot--love when simple is best flavor-wise, not just convenient too. I reckon it'll be great in summer as a nutritious breakfast those days it's too hot to imagine consuming anything more solid or heavy.
Amanda H. January 31, 2020
Thanks for your thoughtful comment!
cricket23 May 11, 2013
This is PERFECT -- refreshing and delicious and works great with fat-free yogurt too. Thank you!
Amanda H. May 11, 2013
So glad you liked it!
dottydeviah January 10, 2012
we in India normally make the yogart at home and lassi is very common drink during summer months.
since fresh strawberries is not available every where I replace the same with fruit of the month like mango, bananna etc. but I like the idea of using mint as well it gives much zest to the drink. thanku
TheWimpyVegetarian June 14, 2010
I've made this 5 or 6 times now and just love it. It's just the right balance in flavors!
Amanda H. June 14, 2010
So glad!