Recipe: Peach Lassi

Recipe: Peach Lassi

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Sheela Prakash
Jul 24, 2017
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

This just may be the most refreshing way to drink your summer fruit. It's a riff on a classic lassi, an Indian yogurt-based drink that is thick, creamy, and cooling. Mango is the most common fruit to use in the drink, but here we've switched it with peach for a more in-season approach that's even juicer than the original. To make things even sweeter, a spoonful of honey is blended in, along with just a touch of warm, spicy cardamon. This peach lassi is guaranteed to be a welcome treat on the hottest of days.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

A Luscious Drink for Hot Summer Days

Toss the ingredients in a blender and this cooling drink comes together in a matter of seconds. It can be enjoyed for breakfast (it's an ideal way to start a sticky summer morning) or as a snack when you need a break from the heat mid-afternoon. Regardless, it provides a boost of protein over ice that tastes sweet and fragrant, thanks to the fresh peach, honey, and cardamom. In a nod to a traditional lassi, which is often salty rather than sweet, I added a pinch of flaky sea salt to the mix. It balances things and lends a surprise element that makes you quickly go in for another sip.

Peach Lassi

Serves 2

1 large peach, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
3/4 cup whole or 2% plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk (dairy or nondairy, like almond)
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Pinch flaky sea salt or kosher salt

Combine the peaches, yogurt, milk, honey, cardamom, and salt in a blender and purée until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled or ice-filled glasses and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Storage: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a day.
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