Mango-Rum Lassi

Photography by Allyson Regan

Sweater weather is definitely here and while I adore the snow, I am craving just a bit of sunshine. Or maybe I just need some Vitamin D…

This recipe came about from a book club get-together with my mom and my sister. We love to get together and chat about a book we’ve all read, enjoy some good food, and usually a cocktail or at least some wine. This time we read A Place for Us, which is such a good book! If you’re hosting a book club for this book, look for a full post on it coming soon!

This was my first ever Mango Lassi, or Lassi in general, and in true Nutmeg-style, I added booze to it.  A Lassi is a traditional yogurt drink from India that usually contains water, sugar, fruit, and yogurt.  To keep with the tropical vibe of the mango that I chose for this version, I added rum, which felt all too natural.  Because I don’t really care for overly sweet drinks, I chose honey over the sugar for this recipe.  

Mango-Rum Lassi

2 cups frozen mango chunks

1/2 cup whole milk greek yogurt

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup white rum

1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional)

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Taste to make sure you have the sweetness correct because every bag of frozen mango can have a different amount of sweetness.  This recipe make enough for 4 people, however it is a small glass for each.  For my mom and my sister, it was just enough for us because the drink is very thick and rich with that yogurt.  

 

Enjoy!

 

Photography by Allyson Regan