Monday, June 13, 2011

Mango Lassi {Secret Recipe Club}

This month, I joined the Secret Recipe Club, created by Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin’. The idea behind this club is to give bloggers the chance to try each other’s recipes without the other bloggers knowing it until the assigned publish date. Each blogger is assigned a “secret” blog and asked to make a recipe from that blog. I was thrilled to discover that I was assigned to make something from Cook Lisa Cook. I immediately went to her site to scour her blog for ideas.

I had never been to Lisa’s blog before which is part of the reason why I joined the Secret Recipe Club. I wanted to meet “new-to-me” bloggers and force myself to work with recipes outside of my normal rotation. I started scrolling from top to bottom. The first recipe I spotted was her Potato Salad with Bacon. She had me at bacon.

I continued scrolling through her blog archive and saw another brilliant post with bacon: Grilled Corn and Bacon Pudding. Be still my beating heart. I noted a number of other recipes I wanted to try and set out to make her Mango Lassi. I was immediately drawn to this recipe for several reasons. With the ridiculous heat wave we have had in this area I wanted to make something that would be refreshing. This drink was the perfect remedy. I also wanted to try something that did not involve baking because as you can tell I love to bake. Finally, I wanted to make something I had never had before. I can’t believe it took me this long to try this incredibly refreshing drink. I’m so glad I joined the Secret Recipe Club and had a chance to make something from Lisa’s blog because this recipe is a gem.

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Mango Lassi from Cook Lisa Cook {Secret Recipe Club}

INGREDIENTS:

30 oz. frozen or canned mango pulp or fresh mango
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
2 cups milk
1/8 – 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
sugar to taste (I generally find it sweet enough so I don’t add extra)
ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender combine the mango pulp, yogurt, milk and cardamom and blend until smooth.  Taste and if needed add sugar a little at a time.  Pour the mixture over ice or you can add a few cubes of ice to the blender and blend into a thick frosty drink.

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24 Responses to “Mango Lassi {Secret Recipe Club}”

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    Dan — June 13, 2011 @ 10:54 AM

    It’s amazing how such a simple drink can be so elegant, isn’t it? Your presentation is excellent.

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 9:31 AM

      Thanks Dan! You should see all the pics I didn’t use. Had no idea how hard it was to photograph a light colored drink.

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    Kristen — June 13, 2011 @ 11:06 AM

    What a gorgeous drink. I can just imagine how refreshing it was on a hot day.

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 9:32 AM

      Kristen I made it on a particularly humid day and ended up gulping it down because it was so tasty and refreshing. So psyched I have this in my rotation now.

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    Lisa~~ — June 13, 2011 @ 1:39 PM

    Thank you so much for your kind words and I love your presentation of the mango lassi, I’m pleased that you enjoyed them. I’m now off to check out your site and recipes.

    Lisa~~

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 9:33 AM

      Lisa I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Your Mango Lassi is now in my drink rotation. So many more hot days to go and it is so easy to make and very refreshing!

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    Barb @ Mom's Fridge — June 13, 2011 @ 3:08 PM

    Ooooo, I love mango–those look delicious. And so good for you!

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 9:34 AM

      Barb I have to admit I don’t eat a lot of mangos but that has all changed now that I found this recipe. I have 3 leftover mangos. I think another batch of this drink is on tap for today.

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    sara — June 13, 2011 @ 4:21 PM

    Ooooh, this looks delicious! I adore mango lassis…what a refreshing beverage! :)

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 9:34 AM

      Sara this was the first time I’ve ever had this drink but surely not the last. I adore it too.

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    cooking rookie — June 13, 2011 @ 5:07 PM

    I love mango lassi! What a great choice for SRC :-)

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 9:35 AM

      I had so much fun participating in the SRC. Can’t wait to do it again.

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    Trisha — June 13, 2011 @ 11:31 PM

    Mango lassi is one of my personal favorites too!!! Great choice!

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 9:35 AM

      Thanks Trisha. Lisa had so many recipes I wanted to make. I’m excited to try more of her stuff.

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    sarah, simply cooked — June 14, 2011 @ 8:36 AM

    Beautiful. I like my mango lassis with a bit of grated ginger as well. Your first picture is superb.

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 9:36 AM

      Sarah I will definitely try it with ginger. Sounds like it would compliment it quite well. Thanks for the kudos on the pic!

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    Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen — June 14, 2011 @ 6:26 PM

    That mango lassi looks so refreshing and beautiful in the cocktail glasses! I’m also glad to participate in the SRC for the first time, as it opened up my eyes to many blogs I’ve never come across before. Having a great time blog hopping!

    • Wendy replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 6:45 PM

      Maya I really enjoyed the SRC too. Need to take more time tonight to navigate all the other great posts.

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    Shelby — June 15, 2011 @ 6:58 AM

    The Mango Lassi is one of my very favorite drinks. I will make enough for a few days and keep it in my fridge so I can have it on hand quickly and easily! YUM

    • Wendy replied: — June 15th, 2011 @ 7:29 AM

      Shelby I was wondering if it would keep for a few days. So excited you mentioned that because I’d love to have a big batch of this on hand. Thanks!

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    Pheobe — June 15, 2011 @ 3:13 PM

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes! I really like your blog too.

    • Wendy replied: — June 15th, 2011 @ 3:22 PM

      Thanks for the lovely compliment Phoebe!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 18, 2011 @ 11:42 AM

    I’ve always wondered what was included in a mango lassi. Can’t wait to try it now! YUM!

    • Wendy replied: — June 18th, 2011 @ 11:48 AM

      Amanda I can’t believe it took me this long to try it. So easy to make and incredibly refreshing to drink.

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