In mulberry season, we are so lucky as our local Green Grocer has both white mulberries and the darker, more usual (in Australia) dark mulberries. The white mulberries are incredibly sweet whereas the darker ones have a definite tang to them.
Make lassi with either, or with mixed mulberries. They will all be delicious. My preference is the lighter ones to eat, the darker ones for a lassi. The flavours are more intense when you use the darker ones for this drink.
By the way, Mulberries can also be spelt Mullberries.
Similar recipes inlcude Black Grape Lassi, Mango Lassi and Banana and Berry Lassi.
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In heatwave conditions there is nothing like something cool and refreshing to drink and to help to keep our liquid intake at good levels. My routine each morning is to make our juice, tea or infusion (to be iced), coolers, iced coffee or lassi drinks ready for the day. Our afternoon tea, in the hottest part of the day, is usually in the shade of trees (if the temperature allows) or in the air conditioned kitchen by the large windows. Sipping something cool or icy on these days is heaven.
Many of our hot teas and infusions are perfect in Summer when iced. Just adjust the recipe to infuse, cool, then refrigerate. Use spices or herbs for iced infusions.
Enjoy these recipes, they just might inspire you and change the way that you think about cooling drinks on hot days.
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Hot days mean lassi to me, the Indian thick yoghurt drink that is incredibly cooling. Served in long glasses and sipped in the late afternoons with a snack or a biscuit or three, it makes one feel on top of things, no matter how busy you are.
This lassi is a simple recipe and is flavoured with rosewater. It is blended with ice cubes to make it sufficiently cold for immediate serving. Garnish with rose buds if you have them (they can be bought in Afghan or Middle Eastern shops), or a sprig of mint.
Similar recipes include Mulberry Lassi, Banana and Berry Lassi, Sweet and Tangy Lassi and Mango Lassi.
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This time, a yoghurt drink that borrows from the smoothie culture of current times. I call it a Lassi, but perhaps it is not a traditional lassi. It combines the best of the sub Continent and the West.
I have always wondered why Banana Lassi is not popular in India, as bananas are so readily available in the South of India. Perhaps it is that the ancient science of Ayurveda does not recommend the combination of dairy and banana. Today, we break that rule for a delicious Lassi smoothie. We have also used honey, but feel free to replace that with jaggery if you prefer to avoid honey with milk.
Yoghurt is so cooling in the heat.
Are you looking for other Lassi recipes? Try Rose Lassi, Strawberry and Peach Lassi, Sweet and Tangy Lassi, Mango Lassi and Chilli and Coriander Lassi.
Are you looking for Banana recipes? Try Pomegranate and Banana Salad, Banana Halwa, or Flattened Rice with Bananas and Honey.
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A Summer-time salty yoghurt cooling drink from the Middle East.
I am keen on yoghurt drinks in warmer weather. Somehow they keep me feeling well and balanced. Lassi drinks – India’s contribution to the world of yoghurt drinks – are diverse and wonderful. Smoothies, made with yoghurt, encapsulate the modern trend of blending ingredients together. And the Middle East has much to offer.
This recipe is Ayran/Airyan, a drink claimed by both Turkey and Bulgaria. But it is popular across all of the Middle East. Syrians and Lebanese call it Laban Ayran. In Iraq and Jordan it’s called Shenina. And if you add a little crushed or dried mint to the drink, you’ll have Doogh, the Iranian version of Aryan.
Ayran is a mixture of yogurt, cold water and salt, but there are variations. What makes its Ayran special is that it is quite frothy. For example, one variation, the Susurluk Ayran, comes from a small town, Susurluk, in Turkey. The ingredients are the same, but in Susurluk restaurants cirulate the Ayran through a faucet, using high speed pumps, and this creates a foamy texture with a heavy creamy top. It is very famous, and eaten with a cheese panini-like dish called tost.
Are you after Yoghurt Drinks? Try our Lassis, we recommend Strawberry and Peach Lassi with Basil, Jeera (Cumin) Lassi, and Mango Lassi.
You can find all of our Yoghurt Drinks here – please browse. Also browse our Middle Eastern recipes here, and all of our Yoghurt recipes here. Or explore our easy Early Spring recipes.
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You know what? In hot weather I love a lassi, particularly a fruit lassi, for breakfast. Indian in origin, fruit lassi drinks mix yoghurt with fruit, spices and jaggery or sugar.
Today, there were peaches on the kitchen bench, strawberries in the fridge and basil in the garden. A beautiful breakfast was born in the shape of a lassi.
Why not also try our Mango Lassi and our Black Grape Lassi? Also try Ultimate Pineapple Juice and Coconut Cooler, and Rose Strawberries with Sweetened Yoghurt Cream.
We have a range of sweet, fruit and salt lassi recipes for you to browse. You can explore all of our Yoghurt recipes here and here. The Drinks recipes are here and here. Or be inspired by our Early Summer recipes.
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Black grapes give this lassi a wonderful sweet tang.
Lassis are cooling drinks in the summer, refreshing yet satisfying. I often have a large lassi for breakfast. That is the case today – a quiet morning after a full week. Some fresh fruits and a grape lassi. The world is good!
You might like to also try Mulberry Lassi, Rose Lassi, Tomato Lassi and Salt Lassi.
Or browse our collection of Lassi recipes and Grape recipes. All of our Indian recipes are here, and our Indian Essentials are here. Or explore our Mid Summer dishes. Explore our Late Summer Recipes too.
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This combination is delicious and more-ish.
You will love this lassi. It is one of the few sweet lassis that have been posted here, but it retains a tang due to the lime juice. The combination is delicious and more-ish. Top with a dusting of cinnamon or cardamom powder if you must. Or garnish with slices of strawberry.
Lassi Drinks come in 3 different flavours – fruit, sweet and salty – and sweet is the most popular. It is often available on the street, and as yoghurt is generally made 3 times a day in milk and cheese shops, it is always fresh. They will be served to you in clay cups.
As a rule, a plain sweet lassi is made with a 4:1 yoghurt water ratio while salt lassi is thinner, perhaps 3:1 or even 2:1 ratio. In India the thick layer of yoghurt cream that naturally forms on home made yoghurt is used as a garnish on the lassi. If you want a richer lassi, add a little cream before churning, or put a spoonful of cream on the top and serve with a spoon.
Are you looking for other lassi recipes? Try our Lassi recipes for mango lassi, cumin lassi, raita lassi, chilli and coriander lassi and many others. All of our Drinks recipes are here and here. Or browse all of our Indian recipes here and here. Be inspired by our Summer dishes here and here.
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When summer hits, a blended drink made from cooling cucumber and yoghurt is an excellent choice.
A cooling lassi for hot summer weather. The yoghurt and the cucumber are both cooling in nature, so the effect of a Cucumber Lassi is immediate.
We have a wealth of lassi recipes. You can browse them all here. Some favourites are the Simplest Lassi, a Cumin Lassi, and Mango Lassi. Or explore all of our Drinks here and here. You might like our Summer recipes here and here.
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Cool off with a Strawberry Yoghurt Drink | Lassi, ice cold of course.
With the weather up around 40C, it is definitely time for an ice cold strawberry lassi, the clasical fruit yoghurt drink of North India that is cooling, nourishing and beautifully flavoured.
We have a wealth of lassi recipes. You can browse them all here.
Some favourites are the Simplest Lassi, Mulberry Lassi, a Cumin Lassi, and Mango Lassi. Or try a Strawberry Frappe.
Explore our other Strawberry recipes, our Summer Coolers, and our Yoghurt recipes. All of our Indian recipes are here, and our Indian Essentials are here. Or explore our Early Autumn recipes.
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