Strawberry Lassi is a twist to classic Indian summer drink , sweet Lassi made with yogurt , sugar and flavoured with cardamom or rose water .
As a fun twist , add strawberry puree to sweet lassi to make this refreshing strawberry lassi in less than 5 minutes.
About this recipe
Lassi is a popular Punjabi drink that is made using yogurt . It's known for it's refreshing taste and is most popular during summer to quench thirst.
Lassi can be made with various flavors , either sweet or salty. Out of all , one of the most loved flavoured lassi is Mango Lassi .
This drink comes together in just 5 minutes .
You can serve this along with morning breakfast or as a mid day snacking.
This straberry lassi is
- Simple ingredients
To make tasty Strawberry Lassi you just need 4 basic ingredients .
Strawberries – This lassi can be made using fresh or frozen strawberries. If using frozen strawberries, you can directly add them to the blender , There is no need to thaw them.
If using fresh berries, choose deep red coloured strawberries , as they are juicy and sweet. Do not pick light-colored strawberries, as they are often tangy to taste. Also , don't pick those with black patches and are soft to touch. Firm and red coloured strawberries are juicy and sweet in nature.
I buy strawberries in season and freeze them to use in my recipes thoughout the year. around the year .
Curds / Yogurt – Always use plain full-fat curds to make classic lassi or flavoured . Though i have used plain , thick , chilled curds in this recipe as an alternative you can also use strawberry flavored greek yogurt here.
Milk – Adding milk is optional , as it is used to thin down the lassi . If you have a thick lassi then you can skip using milk.
Sweetener – For lassi Sugar is the traditional sweetener but you can replace it with sugar free , stevia , honeyor maple syrup.
Flavouring - Though I alwaays prefer freshly pound cardamom powder , you can use rose water to flavour lassi
Others – To make the lassi extra creamy, you can replace milk with low fat cream.
Once after adding curds into strawberry puree , blend only for 30-60 seconds . Incase , if you continuously blend for few more minutes then you may end up getting butter.
How to make Strawberry Lassi
Into a blender , add hulled strawberries
blend for few minutes to make smooth puree.
Add 1.5 cups of chilled plain yogurt, ¼ cup chilled milk, 4 tablespoons sugar, and ½ teaspoon cardamom powder to the blender and blend well for 30 to 60 seconds.
Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve chilled. If you wish , you can even add ice cubes to each glass to make it more chill.
Strawberry Lassi Recipe
- 300 grams Strawberry - frozen or fresh
- 1.5 cups Thick Curds - chilled
- ¼ cup Milk - chilled
- 4- 5 tablespoon of sugar - as required
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
- Into a blender , add trimmed and hulled strawberries and blend for few minutes to make smooth puree.
- Add 1.5 cups of chilled plain yogurt, ¼ cup chilled milk, 4 tablespoons sugar, and ½ teaspoon cardamom powder to the blender and blend well for 30 to 60 seconds.
- Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve chilled. If you wish , you can even add ice cubes to each glass to make it more chill.
Can I freeze Strawberry Lassi ?
No , it's not recomemded to freeze lassi , as there are chances of curds getting split when thawed .
How to store left overs?
You can store in a refrigerator and use it within a day.