Got Lassi? Take a Sip of this Cooling Yogurt Drink

Sukhi's Buttermilk Strawberry Lassi

Hot summer days beckon for chilled refreshments. Maybe your go-to, cool-down beverage is a creamy milkshake. Instead of a heavy ice cream drink, think lassi instead. Traditional lassi is a savory blend of plain yogurt, water, and spices like ground cardamom. It often accompanies meals as a digestive aid and for its cooling properties.

With yogurt or buttermilk as its base, savory and sweet lassi lends itself to a variety of flavor combinations, such as the popular mango version. Try adding in some rosewater or a rich saffron version. For this lassi recipe, we made it simple: buttermilk, ice, and fruit. Depending on how sweet your fruit is, add a pinch of sugar or cinnamon to taste!

Buttermilk Strawberry Lassi

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 cups hulled ripe strawberries (or other ripe fresh fruit)
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and frosty. Taste and add more sugar or ice, as needed.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy!

Buttermilk Substitute

  • Instead of buttermilk, you can use 1 cup plain yogurt and thin out with water, as needed.
Sukhi's Buttermilk Strawberry Lassi

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