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Buttermilk Strawberry Lassi

Summer just beckons for chilled creamy milkshake-like concoctions. Instead of the heavy, rich ice-cream laden drink, think lassi instead. Traditional lassi is a savory blend of yogurt, water, and spices and often accompanies meals as both a digestive aid as well as for its cooling properties.

Lassi, with yogurt or buttermilk as its base, lends itself to a variety of flavor combinations, such as the popular mango version. Also, try adding in some rosewater or a rich saffron version. For this recipe, we made it simple: buttermilk, ice, and fruit. Depending on how sweet your fruit is, add a bit of sugar to taste.

Strawberries

Buttermilk Strawberry Lassi

Buttermilk Strawberry Lassi

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

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