Beat the heat with lassi


Sept. 18, 2006, midnight | By Pia Nargundkar | 17 years, 10 months ago

This traditional drink will keep you chillin' like ice cream fillin'


While the summer heat has almost faded, the weather has recently been throwing us some scorchers. And what better to enjoy in this hot weather than a refreshing, ice-cold glass of lassi. This traditional drink of India is easy to make and much healthier than any fast-food milkshake or sundae.

Keep it cool with this fantastic and fruity smoothie-milkshake fusion


Preparation Time: Less than 10 minutes Serves: 4 people

Kitchenware:


- Mixing bowl
- Whisk
- Measuring cup
- Teaspoon/Tablespoon

Ingredients:

- 1 1/4 cup of natural low fat yogurt
- 1 1/4 cup of water
- 4 teaspoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of puréed fruit (optional, mango is recommended)
- 1 tablespoon of crushed pistachio nuts (optional)

Preparation:

1. Place the yogurt in a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy

2. Pour in the water and puréed fruit (if desired)

3. Add in the sugar, one teaspoon at a time, whisking in between

4. Continue to whisk for 2 minutes

5. Sample and add more sugar if desired

6. Pour lassi into serving glasses and serve chilled (add ice cubes if necessary)

7. Sprinkle pistachio nuts on top to garnish (if desired)

Enjoy!




Pia Nargundkar. Pia Nargundkar was Editor-in-Chief of Silver Chips Online during the 2007-2008 school year. More »

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