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Mango Rose Lassi

A popular Indian drink with a fragrant surprise

Nothing can cool down the fire of a spicy Indian meal like mango lassi – the thick, creamy, and sweet “smoothie” of mango and yogurt. But, there’s no need to save this indulgence when you make your own at home! With mangos popping up in grocery stores across the country, now is the perfect time to try this out, especially when you have a recipe as unique as Samantha’s. In addition to the traditional ingredients of mango and yogurt (Greek-style preferably for extra creaminess), she adds cardamom, honey, and both coconut milk and coconut water. What makes this drink special, however, is the small splash of rose water, available in most Indian and Middle Eastern grocery stores, that gives the lassi a wonderfully fragrant aroma and elegant taste. Whether you want this as an accompaniment to a homemade Indian meal, as an indulgent yet healthy dessert, or even as a creative cocktail (spiked with vodka or white rum, perhaps?), this homemade mango lassi is way better than what you’ll get at restaurants.


Samantha Ferraro

Enthusiastic Food Lover, Blogger

Samantha Ferraro from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

I have always found cooking and food to be exciting and classic. As Julia Child said 'You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.'

We first fell in love with Samantha’s cooking because of how diverse her recipes are, taking inspiration from all over the world to make delicious, multi-cultural creations. As we started learning more about her, everything came into perfect perspective! She’s originally from Brooklyn, where she grew up in a Turkish/Jewish environment, then moving to Hawaii for 10 years (we’re jealous), which became her 2nd home. Now, she lives in Southern California with her Italian husband where she’s a health sciences graduate and blogger. Her food is a representation of the diversity of her background and travels, sometimes infusing inspiration from cultures around the world into new creations and often sticking to tried and true classics. In her kitchen, great ingredients and simple techniques come together into delicious meals your family will love.

Head over to The Little Ferraro Kitchen and say hello to Samantha on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.


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