Indian yogurt drink or sweet Indian lassi made using yogurt and milk as the main ingredients is perfect, refreshing drink for summer or even winter! You need only few ingredients to make this creamy, delicious sweet Indian drink that is very popular across the world.
This is a simple, but delicious and creamy plain yogurt lassi made using creamy yogurt (or curd known as dahi).
You can even use greek yogurt to make this delicious drink if you like the taste of greek yogurt!
You can also make flavored yogurt drinks or lassi by adding fruits like mangoes, bananas, strawberries etc or you may even use flavored yogurt like strawberry yogurt, vanilla yogurt etc to make fruit flavored or vanilla flavored drink easily at home.
In fact, mango lassi using mangoes, yogurt and milk is even more popular around the world, than plain lassi.
But homemade plain lassi without mangoes is even more simple and easy to make and it's too refreshing and delicious on it's own!
What is Indian yogurt drink lassi?
Indian style yogurt drink known as lassi is one of the most popular Indian drinks.
Lassi is a drink prepared in India with yogurt (or curd which is more commonly available in India) as one of the main ingredients.
More popular variations of Indian lassi includes mango lassi, strawberry lassi etc.
In fact, mango lassi is one of the most famous Indian drinks ever, prepared using mangoes (or mango pulp), yogurt, milk etc!
It is much like a smoothie drink but diffrerent in flavors and texture slightly.
We usually use cardamom, rose water or rose extract to flavor lassi drinks in India, though using vanilla extract is much easier nowadays as it is more easily available & found in most kitchens!
This is a simple, plain lassi drink prepared with creamy yogurt (or curd known as dahi in India) as the main ingredient.
We do not use any fruits to flavor this simple and plain lassi, but it's very delicious and super easy to make at home and it's also ver refreshing especially during the hot summer months afternoons.
So here is how you can make easy homemade plain Indian style lassi with yogurt.
How to make lassi sweet yogurt drink?
We use the following ingredients to make easy, homemade, delicious and creamy sweet yogurt lassi which is one of the most popular yet simple Indian drinks.
ingredients to make sweet lassi yogurt drink
yogurt (thick) 2 cups chilled (or use curd or dahi popular in India)
milk 1 cup chilled
sugar 4 tablespoons
cardamom powder ¼ teaspoon (or use ½ teaspoon vanilla extract)
rose essence ½ teaspoon (optional, you may also use about 1 teaspoon of rose water instead)
Step by step instructions
Transfer the yogurt to a good quality blender.
Also add the milk, sugar and cardamom powder (or vanilla extract) to the blender. If using rose essence or rose extract (or rose water), also add that.
Blend until smooth, serve immediately for best results!
How to store yogurt lassi?
This plain yogurt lassi is served the best as soon as it is prepared!
However, if you want to serve it later, you can store this in a jug or pitcher and keep it refrigerated until ready to use.
Lassi tastes the best when it's cold.
So always make sure to use chilled yogurt and milk for preparing lassi drink, which can be served immediately.
When stored in the refrigerator properly, lassi stays fresh for about 3 to 4 days!
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Below you can get the recipe for Indian yogurt lassi in detail.
Yogurt Drink - Sweet Indian Lassi Drink
- Transfer the yogurt to a good quality blender.
- Also add the milk, sugar and cardamom powder (or vanilla extract) to the blender. If using rose essence or rose extract (or rose water), also add that.
- Blend until smooth, serve immediately for best results!