Summer Lassi – 4 Ways!

Tired of drinking the same lassi? Well here are 4 new lassi flavors to try this summer!

Saffron, Rose, Raspberry Coconut, Pineapple Ginger, each of these lassi is super refreshing and sure to cool you down on a hot summer day!

four glasses of lassi with straws in a wooden tray

Seattle’s weather is so unpredictable, it drives me nuts. Last week it was in the 80s, so warm that I even thought about getting an air conditioning system installed in our house! And this week, it has just been grey and cold and I basically have my heat on.

Seriously, I really wish that the weather stops playing hide and seek with us and just gives me ample amount of sunshine!

So because it was hot last week, I made myself lassi. And not just any lassi, I made myself 4 delightfully refreshing summer lassi! I am so excited to share these recipe with you guys!

four glasses of lassi with straw on a cake stand

Here are The 4 Delicious Summer Lassi flavors

Saffron Lassi

Rose Lassi

Pineapple Ginger Lassi

Raspberry Coconut Lassi

Don’t they all sound amazing and so refreshing and perfect for summer?

four glasses of lassi on coasters

How to Make Lassi?

I am sure most of you are very well familiar with this popular drink. But for those who don’t know lassi is a yogurt based drink, quite popular in the Indian subcontinent.

Lassi can be sweet or savory. It is made by blending together yogurt with water (or milk sometimes) salt or sugar and spices. 

The savory lassi is usually flavored with cumin and salt. You can also add chaat masala to it, tastes really good!

The most basic sweet lassi just has yogurt, water and sugar in it.

The most popular lassi here in the United States is Mango Lassi. I wonder why it’s so popular here. Anyone knows? Because clearly mango lassi is not the most common/popular one in India!

four glasses of lassi with straws in a wooden tray

 4 Different Lassi Flavors for Summer!

Let’s see how we make them!

Saffron Lassi

Saffron and cardamom are 2 flavors which are usually used in Indian desserts. We combine the same flavors in this saffron lassi!

Start by making saffron water by mixing warm water with a generous pinch of saffron. To a large measuring jar/blender, add yogurt, saffron water, sugar and cardamom powder.

ingredients for saffron lassi in a large measuring jar

Blend it all together. I used my immersion blender.

saffron lassi in a large measuring jar

Pour into serving glass, garnish with saffron strands and enjoy! [PS: you may use some ice cubes since we don’t use ice cold water here]

glass of saffron lassi on a coaster with more glasses of lassi in the background

Rose Lassi

I have very fond memories of drinking rooh afza milkshake. Rooh afza was/is a very popular rose syrup readily available in India and my mom used to mix it with milk and give us all the time during summers! This one has the same flavors.

To a large measuring jar/blender, add yogurt, cold water, rose syrup and cardamom powder.

ingredients for rose lassi in a large measuring jar

Blend it all together using a blender. I used my immersion blender.

rose lassi in a large measuring jar

Pour into serving glass, drizzle with more rose syrup and serve.

glass of rose lassi on a coaster with more glasses of lassi in the background

Pineapple Ginger Lassi

The sweetness of pineapple pairs so well with the strong flavors of ginger in this refreshing pineapple ginger lassi!

To a measuring jar/blender, add yogurt, pineapple, ginger, sugar, cardamom and pinch of black salt (optional).

ingredients for pineapple ginger lassi in a large measuring mug

Blend it all together using a blender.

pineapple lassi in a large measuring mug

Pour into serving glass and serve!

glass of pineapple ginger lassi on a coaster with more glasses of lassi in the background

 

Raspberry Coconut Lassi

I love making lassi with fresh fruits, just like this Strawberry Lassi. This raspberry coconut lassi is my new favorite!

To a measuring jar/blender, add yogurt, coconut milk, raspberries, sugar and cardamom.

ingredients for raspberry coconut lassi in a large measuring jar

Blend it all together using a blender.

raspberry coconut lassi in a large measuring jar

Pour into serving glass, garnish with a raspberry and serve!

glass of raspberry coconut lassi on a coaster with more glasses of lassi in the background

Which one is your favorite of the 4? Let me know!

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Summer Lassi - 4 Ways

Summer is almost here and it's time to try these 4 new exciting lassi flavors! Whether its Saffron, Rose or Pineapple Ginger, each of these lassi is refreshing & sure to cool you down on a hot summer day! 

four glasses of lassi with straw on a cake stand
Course Beverage
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 glasses (each lassi flavor serves 1)
Calories: 265 kcal
Author: Manali
5 from 2 votes
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Ingredients

Saffron Lassi

  • 1 cup yogurt, use plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup saffron water, made by mixing warm water with generous pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • pinch cardamom powder

Rose Lassi

  • 1 cup yogurt, use plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons rose syrup, like roohafza
  • pinch cardamom powder

Pineapple Ginger Lassi

  • 1 cup yogurt, use plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple, I used fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 inch ginger, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • pinch cardamom powder
  • pinch black salt, optional

Raspberry Coconut Lassi

  • 3/4 cup yogurt, use plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • pinch cardamom powder

Instructions

Saffron Lassi

  1. Make saffron water by mixing warm water with a generous pinch of saffron. To a large measuring jar/blender, add yogurt, saffron water, sugar and cardamom powder.

  2. Blend it all together. I used my immersion blender. Pour into serving glass, garnish with saffron strands and enjoy! [PS: you may use some ice cubes since we don’t use ice cold water here]

Rose Lassi

  1. To a large measuring jar/blender, add yogurt, cold water, rose syrup and cardamom powder.

  2. Blend it all together using a blender. Pour into serving glass, drizzle with more rose syrup and serve.

Pineapple Ginger Lassi

  1. To a measuring jar/blender, add yogurt, pineapple, ginger, sugar, cardamom and pinch of black salt (optional).

  2. Blend it all together using a blender. Pour into serving glass and serve!

Raspberry Coconut Lassi

  1. To a measuring jar/blender, add yogurt, coconut milk, raspberries, sugar and cardamom.

  2. Blend it all together using a blender. Pour into serving glass, garnish with a raspberry and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Summer Lassi - 4 Ways
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Potassium 442mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 31g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 18.1%
Calcium 28.8%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Summer is almost here and it's time to try these 4 new exciting lassi flavors! Whether its Saffron, Rose or Pineapple Ginger, each of these lassi is refreshing & sure to cool you down on a hot summer day! #indian #lassi

7 thoughts on “Summer Lassi – 4 Ways!

  1. I hear ya on the weather, Manali. It’s been quite annoying out here on the east coast, too. We actually had a fire in the fireplace on Sunday (April 29)! It was still that chilly out here. But now this week we’re well into the 80’s. Talk about wild swings! But hey I’ll take warmer weather no matter how it wants to get here. Speaking of warmer weather, these lassi sound delicious! And I love that you included 4 different versions. Oh, and I’m going to guess that Mango Lassi are the most popular in the States as we’re used to fruit smoothies and such. Savory smoothies/milkshakes/frozen drinks don’t really exist here…so I think that’s why savory lassi aren’t as popular. Just my guess, though!

  2. The weather is finally warming up but it’s been so strange lately! I’m ready for summer and would love each and every flavor of these lassi’s!

  3. Great flavor combinations, Manali! Although you will be surprised to know the mango lassi is quite favorite in Maharashtra, particularly Mumbai/Pune. Mango lassi the most favorite summer drink in my family. 🙂

    1. good to know Prajakta! Its not that mango lassi is unheard of in India but in Delhi and around where I grew up, lassi usually meant plain sweet or salty lassi…it was the same in Punjab..but I guess things are different now..

  4. Yeah… I know what you are talking about – in other parts of the country we get those as ‘Punjabi lassi’.. so yes, flavored lassi is probably not “the lassi” for Punjabis and Delhi-ites! 🙂

    1. well didn’t lassi originate from Punjab/Multan?..so the classic lassi will always remain that – simple without any fruity addition! 🙂

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