I have found myself reaching for the Mango Lassi in front of my plate to cool my fiery mouth on more than one occasion. As someone who makes routine trips to the various quirky food trucks in the Bay Area offering Indian food, and also someone who loves spicy food enough to not only accept but scarf down the blend of spices characteristic of Indian food, this sweet, creamy drink has become my best friend. Not only does this sweet treat work great to balance spices, but it's also delicious to sip on it's own on a hot summer day. As a note, while most American restaurants prefer to serve the sweet version of this yogurt drink, traditional lassi (a.k.a., "salted lassi", or simply, "lassi") is a savory drink, sometimes flavored with ground and roasted cumin.
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2 mangos - peeled, seeded, and diced
2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup ice
In a blender, combine mangos, yogurt, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.