Sweet Mint Lassi is a refreshing minty yogurt drink.
I am on a lassi kick this month. I really like how refreshing these drinks are and the fact that you can make them any flavor you like.
I made the mango lassi a few weeks ago and talked about how there were also mint lassis served at the wedding I went to. So here is my version of the sweet mint lassi. I am not a HUGE fan of mint ( I blame it on a bad mojito once that tasted more like toothpaste than a yummy cocktail) so I added in less mint than most recipes call for. But that is just my personal preference. If you love the mint - go for it and add more! I made it similar to the mango one using coconut milk, honey and cardamom. I am really loving that flavor combination in these drinks. These lassis really are versatile and you can make the pretty much anyway you want, its basically a yogurt based drink, I think the possibilities are endless!!
I still love mojitos though. I can't let one bad one ruin them for me forever. I just order them light on the mint. I have had some amazing tropical mojitos in Hawaii before. Cocktails I definitely need to recreate for my blog.
The mint lassi that I had at my friends wedding had a sprinkle of saffron on them. This is entirely optional when making the drinks. Saffron isn't the cheapest of ingredients, but I like the flavor and the pop of color it adds. You can always save some for making Paella.
I was trying to catch good light for these and while I was waiting the saffron was bleeding out into the lassi. I thought it looked cool , however when I loaded up my pics not all were optimal and I decided to take another set and I scooped out the saffron and started over since I liked how they looked with the saffron freshly sprinkled on top. That's why these look different. I had to shoot quickly since it is starting to warm up here in Vegas. Taking pics of ice cream, smoothies and popsicles is challenging in summertime here. I should just make all my summer items in winter! But I am not that organized ha ha. And I know its technically spring ( and still snowing in some parts of the country) but its already been in the 80's here!! ( Yes I am LOVING it) so bring on the frozen treats!!
- 2 cups organic plain yogurt (Greek or regular)
- ½-1 cup coconut milk ( full fat, us more if using a thicker yogurt like Greek)
- ¼c-⅓c honey
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- Several mint leaves
- ½-1 c ice
- Saffron and more mint for garnish