Mango Lassi

IMG_7326For those of us who are dairy-free, or even more so for those of us with dairy-free children, it’s a constant battle to get enough calcium in to keep the dietician happy. Over the years mine have had dairy-free yogurt so regularly that they can hardly stomach another mouthful. I exaggerate a little, but they are fed up with it. Then it came to me – what about a drink instead, not a plain old milkshake but a super refreshing lassi, flavoured with a fresh ripe mango (and boy are the mangoes good at the moment)? It was a resounding success, both girls guzzled down a glass full of fruity, calcium-rich goodness on return from school with no hint of a sigh. A great, nutritious and filling snack to keep those hunger tummy rumbles at bay! Traditionally served in India as a refreshing and usually spiced digestif, I think this dairy-free version would work in any scenario.

I used soya yogurt but I reckon coconut would work pretty well with the mango flavour. Be sure to add the salt though – it may just be a pinch, but it really does make all the difference, and a lassi is traditionally sharp in flavour.

Mango Lassi (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)


serves 2-4

  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup dairy-free yogurt
  • pinch of salt

– place the mango and sugar in a blender with the yogurt.

– Blitz to a smooth puree.

– Pour in the water and blitz again to a smooth, thick liquid.

– Add the salt. Stir and taste. Add more salt and sugar to taste.

– Serve


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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

8 thoughts on “Mango Lassi

  1. I am so glad you posted this – Calcium is the only thing that gets a bit low for me! What kind if dairy free yogurt do you recommend (brand? Recipe?)

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