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.


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.


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


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. 


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


Ted’s only complaint was   BRAIN FREEZE.

Great pick Leslie.  We had fun with this one.


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  • 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:


                              • 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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