This refreshing Strawberry Lassi is a delicious take on the classic Indian lassi (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 made using yogurt and has marked its place all over the world, due to its refreshing taste.
This drink comes together in just 5 minutes using 4-5 simple ingredients. Even kids can make it on their own. Did I just give out a brilliant idea for a summer activity with kids? 🙂
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.
You can easily double or triple the recipe if making it for a crowd.
Strawberries – This drink can be made using fresh or frozen strawberries.
If using fresh berries, 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.
If using frozen strawberries, then there is no need to thaw them before using them. Just grab a few and add them 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 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.
Sweetener – Sugar is the traditional sweetener for lassi but you can replace it with honey or maple syrup. Sugar-free substitutes like stevia and monk fruit also work fine.
Others – To make the lassi extra creamy, you can replace half of the yogurt with half and half or low-fat cream. You can flavor it with some rose water as well.
How To Make Strawberry Lassi
Wash 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, then thaw the strawberries for 10 minutes for easy blending.
Add the chopped strawberries to a blender and blend until smooth.
Add 2 cups chilled plain yogurt, ¼ cup chilled milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, and ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom to the blender and blend well.
Pour the smoothie into two tall glasses and serve chilled. You can add a few ice cubes to each glass too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Replace plain yogurt and milk with vegan yogurt and milk to make a vegan version of this lassi
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
- 300 grams strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups chilled plain yogurt (full-fat, Greek, or low-fat)
- ¼ cup chilled milk
- 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.
- Pour the smoothie into two tall glasses and serve chilled. You can add a few ice cubes to each glass too.