This refreshing Strawberry Lassi is a delicious take on the classic Indian lassi (a refreshing yogurt drink). Make it in under 5 minutes using 4 ingredients (vegetarian, gluten-free).
Try these other Indian summer drinks – Solkadhi, Masala Chaas, Taak, and Shikanji.
About Strawberry Lassi
Strawberry Lassi is a fun twist on the classic Indian beverage lassi.
Lassi is a popular Punjabi drink made using yogurt and has marked its place worldwide due to its refreshing taste. Whichever Indian restaurants you go to, you will find it on their menu.
Lassi can be made sweet or salty. You can make it plain or add various flavorings, fruits, and spices. Mango lassi is one of the most popular versions of this drink, along with this strawberry-flavored lassi and rose lassi.
Strawberry lassi recipe is made by adding fresh or frozen strawberries to the traditional lassi recipe, giving it a fruity twist.
This strawberry yogurt drink comes together in 5 minutes using 4-5 simple ingredients. Even kids can make it on their own. Did I give out a brilliant idea for a summer activity with kids? 🙂
This delicious drink can be had for breakfast first thing in the morning to kickstart your day or in the evening when hunger strikes. Kids especially love it as an after-school snack.
This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. You can make it vegan too.
You can easily double or triple the recipe for a crowd.
Strawberries – This drink can be made using fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries.
If using fresh berries, choose red and juicy strawberries, and do not pick the ones with soft patches or black marks. Also, do not choose light-colored strawberries, as they are often too tangy and not sweet.
If using frozen strawberries, then there is no need to thaw them before using them. Just add a few to the blender with the other ingredients.
In the summers, when the berries are in season and are very cheap, you can freeze them and keep using them around the year. Here is how to freeze strawberries at home.
You can also buy them in bulk from Costo to save some dollars.
Yogurt – I like to use plain full-fat yogurt (dahi, curd) to make strawberry lassi. You can also use Greek yogurt for a thicker and creamier lassi or low-fat yogurt for a healthier version. Strawberry-flavored yogurt also works great.
Milk – Add a little milk to thin down the lassi. I like to use whole milk (full-fat milk), but you can use skim or low-fat milk too.
Sweetener – Sugar is the traditional sweetener for lassi, but you can replace it with honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, or another sweetener of your choice. Sugar-free substitutes like stevia and monk fruit also work fine.
Others – To make the lassi extra creamy, replace half of the yogurt with half and half or low-fat cream. You can flavor it with some rose water or cardamom powder as well.
How To Make Strawberry Lassi
Wash 10.5 oz (300 g) of strawberries and wipe them using a kitchen cloth. Chop off the top leafy part and cut the strawberry into small pieces.
Note – If using frozen strawberries, then use them directly. If your blender is not powerful, thaw the frozen strawberries for 10 minutes for easy blending.
Add the chopped strawberries to a blender and blend until smooth.
- 2 cups chilled plain yogurt
- ¼ cup chilled milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
to the blender and blend well.
If the lassi is thick for your liking, add some milk and blend again. Check for sugar and add more if required.
Pour the lassi into two tall glasses and serve chilled. You can add a few ice cubes to each glass too.
Pro Tips By Neha
Do not blend the yogurt in a blender to make a thicker lassi. Instead, use a wooden churner. Add yogurt, strawberry puree, sugar, etc., to a bowl and churn vigorously using a wooden churner until the lassi is frothy and creamy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Replace plain yogurt and dairy milk with vegan yogurt and vegan milk to make a vegan version.
Strawberry lassi tastes best when chilled. Use chilled ingredients to make it. Add a few ice cubes while serving it.
This appealing pink drink is great to serve the whole family on hot summer days.
You can top the lassi with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or strawberry ice cream.
Serve this healthy drink for breakfast, an after-school snack, a healthy dessert, or a post-workout snack.
The easiest way to store strawberry lassi is in the refrigerator. Transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 2-3 days. Make sure to shake it well before serving, as it may separate or settle during storage.
If you want to store strawberry lassi for a longer period, consider freezing it. Transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight before serving.
If you want to take your strawberry lassi on the go, store it in individual mason jars with lids. This makes it easy to grab and go and helps with portion control.
You can also freeze this drink in popsicle molds and make strawberry lassi popsicles.
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Strawberry Lassi Recipe
- 10.5 ounce strawberries (300 g, fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups chilled plain yogurt (full-fat, Greek, or low-fat)
- ¼ cup chilled milk (whole, skim or low-fat)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (or honey)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom (or rose water)
- Wash strawberries and wipe them using a kitchen cloth. Chop off the top leafy part and cut the strawberry into small pieces.
- Note – If using frozen strawberries, then use them directly. If your blender is not powerful, then thaw the strawberries for 10 minutes for easy blending.
- Add the chopped strawberries to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add yogurt, milk, sugar, and cardamom to the blender and blend well.
- If the lassi is thick for your liking, add some milk and blend again. Check for sugar and add more if required.
- Pour the lassi into two tall glasses and serve chilled. You can add a few ice cubes to each glass too.
Super recipe, & very easy to make it.
I don’t add milk, just add homemade yogurt (dahi), strawberries and 1 TSP brown sugar! Comes out perfect! ????????
I ma sure it makes it even more creamier 🙂