This refreshing strawberry lassi is a delicious take on the classic Indian lassi which is a beverage made using yogurt. Make it in under 5 minutes using 4 ingredients.
About This Recipe
Strawberry lassi is a fun twist on the classic Indian beverage lassi. Lassi is a popular Punjabi drink that is prepared with yogurt and has marked its place all over the world, due to its refreshing taste.
This strawberry lassi is a version of this regular lassi, which has goodness of red and juicy strawberries that adds a sweet and tangy taste to it.
And don’t get intimidated by the name. Lassi is nothing but yogurt smoothie and it comes together in 5 minutes using 3-4 basic ingredients. Even kids can make it on their own. Did I just give out a brilliant idea for a summer activity with kids? 🙂
Make this refreshing beverage using fresh strawberries in spring and summers when the fruit is in season or make it using frozen strawberries round the year.
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 as an after-school snack.
This Strawberry Lassi is,
- Easy to make
- Perfect for breakfast or snack
- Apt for Summers
Strawberries – Choose red and juicy strawberries and do not pick the ones that have soft patches or black marks. Also, do not choose the light-colored strawberries as they are often too tangy and not sweet.
You can also get a bag of frozen strawberries and use them to make this drink. Buy in bulk from stores like Costco.
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.
Yogurt – Yogurt should be fresh and not sour. You can use Greek yogurt for a thicker and creamier lassi. Strawberry-flavored yogurt will also work great.
Milk – To adjust the consistency, add in some milk.
Sweetener – I have used honey but you can use any sweetener of your choice. Maple syrup, raw sugar, etc. Stevia and monk fruit also works fine.
Others – To make the lassi extra creamy, you can add half and half. You can also flavor it with cardamom powder or rose water.
How to make Strawberry Lassi?
Wash 10-12 large strawberries and wipe them using a kitchen cloth. Chop off the top leafy part and cut the strawberry into small pieces. We need 1 cup of chopped strawberries.
Add the chopped strawberries, 2 cups chilled plain yogurt, ¼ cup chilled milk, and 2 tbsp honey in the medium size jar of a blender.
Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie in two tall glasses and serve chilled. You can add a few ice cubes in each glass too.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use vegan yogurt such as coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, or any other vegan yogurt to make this vegan strawberry lassi.
Pro Tips by Neha
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 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.
Strawberry lassi tastes best when chilled. Use chilled ingredients to make it. Add a few ice cubes while serving it.
You can top the lassi with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or strawberry ice cream.
Serve it for breakfast, after school snack, healthy dessert or a post workout snack.
Try to make the smoothie fresh as it tastes best when made and served immediately. But if you still have leftovers, then refrigerate them for up to a day.
I do not suggest freezing this smoothie as the milk products may split when thawed.
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Strawberry Lassi Recipe
- 2 cups plain yogurt (chilled)
- 1 cup chopped strawberry
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tablespoon honey
- Wash 10-12 large strawberries and wipe them using a kitchen cloth. Chop off the top leafy part and cut the strawberry into small pieces. We need 1 cup of chopped strawberries.
- Add the chopped strawberries, 2 cups chilled plain yogurt, ¼ cup chilled milk, and 2 tbsp honey in the medium size jar of a blender.
- Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into two tall glasses and serve chilled. You can add a few ice cubes to each glass too.