CEimB Mango Lassi

by Joanne on July 29, 2010

Ellie describes this weeks recipe pick by Leslie of Lethally Delicious as “Nirvana – a silky smooth delight…”   We could not have agreed more.

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So easy…

2 ripe mangos – peeled and cubed

1 1/2 cups non fat yogurt

2 TBS honey

2 cups ice

Put all the above in your blender and enjoy.

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My parents ate it with a spoon because my father was annoyed by the Mango Mustache…

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As I walked into the kitchen to bring my empty glass to the sink, I heard…

“Oh! A little bit of rum would be delightful in this!”   Then there was “Ted….do you have any Grand Marnier?”  .  Guess Dad had second thoughts on the rum.

There was a little disruption of chairs and the pitter patter of BIG feet, “CLUNK” as a bottle was set down on the table.  Then I heard my mother squeal “ OHHHHHH!” 

Peering into the dining area, I see my father with a sheepish grin on his face and the bottle of Grand Marnier.  My poor mother is shaking her head as if to shake the strong taste of liquor off her tongue. 

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Personally, I thought the drink was 100% perfect in its original form.

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Ted’s only complaint was   BRAIN FREEZE.

Great pick Leslie.  We had fun with this one.

Joanne

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24 Comments

  • At 2010.07.29 07:13, Kayte said:

    Oh, wow your presentation is stunning! I love that slice of mango and that little dollop of whipped cream on the top! This was good, wasn’t it? Margaret made hers with peaches so I am going to try that next time, and there will be a next time for sure on this one! Very funny about the rum, etc.

    • At 2010.07.29 14:29, Joanne said:

      Thank you. It was touch and go whether there would be any mango left to make the drink after I was done eating as I cut it.

      • At 2010.07.29 09:05, Donna said:

        your parents are too funny!!!! I can just hear your mom…
        very interesting to chat with 🙂

        • At 2010.07.29 14:30, Joanne said:

          Thanks. They do amuse 🙂

          • At 2010.07.29 09:57, Peggy said:

            Joanne how do you do it? YOu make everything look so beautiful in your photos! I never think to add a slice of this or a fluff of whipped cream. Guess I am just plain Jane here. But I did think about adding some liquor to this – maybe vodka even. Grand Marnier sounds good though. You just inspire me.

            • At 2010.07.29 14:31, Joanne said:

              Thanks Peggy. Everyone wanted more whip cream. It only spoiled us all.

              • At 2010.07.29 10:02, dawn hutchins said:

                I had to print this one out. We are attending a cookout this weekend and this would be the perfect dessert/drink (very good idea with the rum).

                • At 2010.07.29 14:31, Joanne said:

                  I like the rum idea as well…but I’ll save that for a weekend.

                  • At 2010.07.29 10:23, Lindsay said:

                    I bet the look on your mom’s face was priceless when your dad plopped that bottle down. I actually prefer drinks sans alchohol now. A few years ago that was definitely not the case, but I enjoy being able to taste all of the levels of flavor now.

                    • At 2010.07.29 14:32, Joanne said:

                      I only heard the squeal, didn’t see her face.

                      • At 2010.07.29 10:58, claudia lamascolo said:

                        oh wow what an awesome drink! Can I have a whole pitcher please~

                        • At 2010.07.29 14:33, Joanne said:

                          Well… it’s an Ellie recipe so how bad for us could the whole pitcher be?! 😉

                          • At 2010.07.29 12:18, Bri said:

                            Wow, your glasses of Mango Lassi look so luscious! And I never even thought about adding liquor to these! Your post was great; love the story about your parents!

                            • At 2010.07.29 14:33, Joanne said:

                              Thanks.

                              • At 2010.07.29 12:29, Monet said:

                                So light and refreshing. This would be a perfect end to a summer meal…and while I’m sure it tasted great on its own, I can imagine that a little bit of liquor made it even more fun!

                                • At 2010.07.29 14:33, Joanne said:

                                  Perfect for a hot summer night. It finishes off the dinner perfectly. Or…. it could begin the day in a beautiful way but don’t add the liquor! 😉

                                  • At 2010.07.29 16:11, Margaret said:

                                    Parents!! Gotta love them.

                                    Love your presentation. So delightfully creative. I have to keep all these ideas in my head for other times.

                                    Good with peaches, too.

                                    • At 2010.07.29 16:41, Leslie said:

                                      I agree, your lassi is beautifully presented! I was glad it was so easy…I actually did make it as a smoothie for breakfast. Thanks for playing along with me this week!

                                      • At 2010.07.29 17:29, Chaya said:

                                        Your presentation is phenomenal. I wish, I could think of those little extras, to make a good food, apectactular.

                                        I also, want to share that I am impressed with your run. I know that you were disappointed but I think it is admirable to get that close. I know that is part of your disappointment but sitting here, wondering how far, I would get, I think your are terrific.

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                                          • At 2010.07.30 02:47, Liz said:

                                            Looks beautiful! I’m sure it was good the way it was, but a little liquor generally improves the situation, too 🙂

                                            • At 2010.07.30 07:06, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                                              Oh wow, I need to make this in order to survive the heat 🙂 thanks for sharing!

                                              • At 2010.07.30 08:33, Mary said:

                                                You are right…they should put a brain freeze warning on the recipe!

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