Mango Lassi

#UnrepentantMangoAddict

The season came early this year and I’ve been enjoying every bit of it. A facebook friend even sent me the most precious delicious tasting mangoes all the way from Benue State. Oh i had a ball!

On the way back the Lagos from Ilorin, were my family and i spent our easter holiday, we stopped on the Ogbomoso highway to buy freshly harvested premium Ogbomoso mangoes.

I’m even brewing some Mango liqueur, which will be read in a few weeks and I’d be blogging about it.

Lassi (pronounced [ləsiː]) is a popular traditional yogurt-based drink from the Indian Subcontinent.[1] Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit. (Culled from wiki)

Recipe

  • 2 medium Mangoes (Peel and dice)
  • 1 cup unsweetened Yogurt
  • *1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoonCardamom seeds

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend to a smooth puree.
  • Serve in highball glass and garnish accordingly

Mango Syllabub

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Nothing major, just another way a mango junkie is expressing her love for mango

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Recipe

Ingredients

•    Condensed milk

•    *Coconut milk

•    Mango Juice/Smoothie

•    Heavy Whipping Cream

•    Lemon  juice

•    *Rum

•    Vanilla extract

Note:
*optional items

Procedure

Spoon them into cup in this order

Bottom layer
Condensed milk and Coconut milk mix

Middle Layer
Mango Juice / Smoothie

Top Layer

Whipping Cream topped with a wild berry!
Add a dash of lemon or some *rum to the heavy cream while whipping. Add some vanilla extract.  Let it rest in a fridge for about 30 minutes be putting on the mango.

Leave in the freezer for 30 mins – 1 hr to set. That’s all, simple dessert

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Mango / Banana Lassi

Happy Valentine’s Day All.
My waist line is obviously in serious trouble today. Le hubs ordered the most decadent Red Velvet/ Chocolate Cake with Cream Chess frosting, strawberry glaze, chocolate chips ….. all those things that are not diet friendly! I have to spend a whole week in penitence for these sins.
After one slice of cake I made Mango/ Banana Lassi

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A classic Mango Lassi recipe includes yogurt but I can’t add that to mine after that cake.

Recipe 
•    1 Cup Mango Juice (the mangoes I have are still quite thready so I juiced it first)
•    2 Small Bananas
•    1/8 tsp Cardamom seeds (just about 1 clove)

Freeze all ingredients and in a blender, blend all till smooth.

Serve and garnish as you like.

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I garnished this using banana cut into heart shapes, I soaked some in liquid red food for effects.

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See the picture below for how to make heart shaped banana slices.

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Now this is waistline friendly.

P.S Mangoes are now in season so you should give this a try.

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