Spruce up your next summer mango smoothie with a pinch of cardamom and dash of rosewater.




Skill level

Average: 2.9 (30 votes)


  • 1 large ripe mango, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar, or to taste
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 260 g (1 cup) Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp rosewater, or to taste
  • 250 ml (1 cup) milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • chopped pistachios and saffron steeped in rosewater, to serve (optional)

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


1. Place all the ingredients (and half the ice) in a blender and process until smooth, adding a little more milk if needed. Taste and add more rosewater and/or sugar if you like.

Add remaining ice to your glasses and pour over the mango lassi. To serve, garnish with the infused saffron and chopped pistachios.


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