Tired of the same old iced tea, coffees & smoothies? Raspberry Apple Lassi is a yogurt-based drink that's sweet & salty. A refreshing new lassi flavor!
If you’re searching for a refreshing and creamy drink, and want something other than the now-ubiquitous smoothies and iced coffees, then you should definitely give this yogurt-based Indian lassi a try. But you know the thing with me is, I need to give my lassi a new flavor every time I make it. I have one quick fix go-to recipe whenever I am craving for lassi which I will also share with you today. I simply add sugar in my yogurt and enjoy it as an afternoon post lunch snack. I have been doing this ever since I was a little girl. My mom introduced this to me and it has been part of my diet ever since. But there are days when I crave for lassi to have as a drink. And on those days, I prepare drinks like these! Like most of my foods have a little story behind them, this one has too.
It being a regular Wednesday where I was going about with my afternoon lunch. It was one of my most cherished meal as I was on phone chatting with my bestie besides munching away my Thai Basil & Lentil Burger. Since she is in India and thanks to the time difference, she was done with her dinner while I was still finishing my lunch. Now, if you have friends with kids, you would know very well that you cannot have a one-on-one conversation with them anymore without being interrupted by their little ones. It's always a chaotic phone conversation where you don't know whether they are talking to you or their child. Our talk that day was no different. She kept abruptly stopping our conversation to talk to her 10 year old. It was his bedtime and she said to him to finish off his lassi before brushing his teeth. Now normally, I do not pay much attention to what she says to her son while on phone with me, but the word lassi caught my attention.
After managing to get her attention eventually, we spoke about whatever there is to speak about and hung up. While the conversation was fulfilling, I was now longing for lassi . I do not have a sweet tooth but occasionally I indulge myself with something sweet. I began rummaging through my fridge is search of possible ingredients to go in my lassi. I was glad to find some items that I thought would pair well and decided to use it in this recipe. Want to know what is there in this lassi and how to make it? Read further. In a blender add fresh or frozen raspberries, apple puree, greek yogurt, shrikand and milk. Blend. Now its OK if shrikand is not available. You can skip that and add any sweetener you have along with cardamon and nutmeg. Serve this thick and creamy drink chilled. I topped it with some dehydrated raspberries just for fun and of course for some crunch in my drink.
I made two servings of this drink, one for myself and of course one for KR. He would trouble me to the core had I not kept some for him. He loves desserts so much more than I do. I sent a pic of this drink to my friend who was my inspiration behind it today. She laughed and exclaimed that how in the world did I come up with the recipe just over the word lassi on the phone! She went on to add that she would never have imagined these flavors in a lassi and promised me to try it for herself. Meanwhile, KR got his share at dinner and he was all smiles. Sure it is an indulging drink and not for the weight watchers. I would therefore recomend this particular lassi drink for weekends, family events, parties, etc. Using just few ingredients, you can whip up a great on alcoholic drink for your family and friends that is child friendly too. What you waiting for? Head over to your kitchen and prepare this fruity lassi for your loved ones.
I have tried some other versions of lassi in the past but this was the first time I added apple in it. As expected, it turned out great. Cantaloupe Sweet Lassi, Rambutan Rose Lassi, Strawberry Lassi and Shrikhand Milkshake Piyush are some examples of lassi variants that you can try.