The favorite drink of North India during summers and even otherwise, Strawberry Lassi is a fruity, fresh and sweet variation of so-famous Lassi. If you are a lassi and a strawberry fan then you would gulp glasses of this beverage on repeats for sure. Here is how to make it.
I have been a Lassi fan since my childhood! Whenever we used to visit my grandmother’s place in Summer vacation, she always had a big jug of Lassi ready in the fridge.
She used to offer us the lassi after our evening playtime when we used to run towards her in hunger.
Till now, a glass of classic Lassi reminds me of those good old days!
Whereas the classic Lassi remains an all-time favorite for me, sometimes I also like to flavor it with seasonal fruits to add a variety to our Summer drinks.
While I always make Mango Lassi and Classic Punjabi Lassi at home, this time I thought to give it a different flavor with strawberries, and it came out so delicious that I made it thrice in the same week.
If you know me, I am a big fan of fruits and when it is combined with yogurt, it becomes even better for me. It’s just like a cherry on the top!
Also, it’s a great way to make something different from strawberries, that will hydrate you as well as give you some relief from the scorching heat outside.
Some more Lassi recipes for you, that are regular at my home especially during Summers – Rose Lassi.
So, buy those fresh strawberries from the local market and make this inviting Strawberry Lassi at home.
About the recipe
Lassi is an Indian drink made of yogurt.
It can be sweet lassi, salty lassi, flavored with fruits to make fruit lassi or even plain lassi.
I like to add some holy basil leaves in my sweet lassi to give it a very nice flavor.
You can even make coffee, blackcurrant or mixed fruit lassi.
Often times prepared during summers, Lassi helps cool the body considerably.
And whenever I find fresh fruits like strawberry or mango, then I do not stop myself from making Mango Lassi or Strawberry Lassi Recipe.
Made using fresh curd and strawberry slices or blend of strawberries, this Lassi is thicker than buttermilk or yogurt and the blend brings out its wonderful flavor and taste.
Although lassi can be enjoyed just as is, strawberry adds its own unique flavor.
I have added honey to make this Lassi, but you can also substitute it with sugar.
This amazing lassi can be had first thing in the morning for breakfast, to kickstart your day or in the evening when hunger strikes. Kids especially love it.
However, Strawberry Lassi does deserve your whisk this summer, so make it, slurp it and enjoy it chilled with your loved ones using my recipe.
Can we use frozen strawberries to make this Lassi?
I would recommend you add fresh strawberries, but if they are not available or out of season you can add in frozen strawberries too.
Strawberry Lassi is low on calories as well. One tall serving of strawberry lassi has 250 Kcal.
Pro Tips by Neha
Use fresh homemade curd to make the lassi. It tastes best with the yogurt that is not sour.
The lassi is supposed to be thick and creamy.
Use full-fat yogurt to make it for the best result.
However, if you want to make a healthier version, you can definitely use low-fat yogurt.
You can use vegan milk and curd to make a vegan version of this lassi.
The curd must be whisked until it is creamy.
You can either use a hand whisk or a mixer to make it.
You can add fruits of your choice to this lassi and make your own version.
The plain lassi tastes amazing topped with a dollop of fresh malai (Cream collected over boiled milk).
Try it if you like malai.
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Step by Step Recipe
Making strawberry lassi is fairly easy. All you have to do is to dump the ingredients in the jar of a blender and then blend until smooth.
Smooth lassi is ready.
Strawberry Lassi Recipe
- 2 cups Yogurt (Chilled)
- 1 cup Strawberry (Hulled and choppes)
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add some more milk if the lassi is too thick.
- Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled.