This mango lassi parfait is the perfect addition to your brunch menu especially if you are looking for an Indian themed brunch!!
You get the delicious flavors of a mango lassi as a yogurt instead of a drink. I used the same exact ingredients to make a mango lassi only skipped out any additional liquid. So the texture is slightly different. The mango lassi is a thick, spoonable yogurt instead of drinkable smoothie.
The parfait adds to the fun and gives you great texture! Choose whatever toppings you wish! I liked the pairing of mixed berries with the creamy mango lassi yogurt. Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Perfectly sweet and tart (and so colorful). I also layered it with granola for that additional crunch. The berries and granola just add that texture, freshness and yum! that can sometimes feel missing from a mango lassi by itself.
Get the kids involved!
Mango lassi parfait is an ideal recipe for kids. My kids had so much fun with this. Mango lassi is definitely their #1 go-to order whenever we go to an Indian restaurant. They just love the mango flavors and we don't feel super guilty because its filled with fruit, yogurt and milk.
My kids also loved to make their own parfaits. Once the mango lassi yogurt is ready, they could top their own individual parfaits however they liked. Without as much or as little fruit and granola as they wanted. They love fruit, so they added a ton of berries to theirs! It's like combining their two favorite snacks into one! Special treat for them, but really its just fruit and yogurt!!
More control for the adults!
Making at this home, we can completely erase our guilt because we know 100% what is going into the mango lassi. I used greek yogurt to keep the consistency of the yogurt thick even after the addition of the mango. Frozen mango chunks work best here. Not only are they prepped for you, but the frozen fruit helps to get a thicker consistency. Fresh mangoes, while equally delicious, will water down the yogurt.
By making this at home, you also get to control the amount of sugar you add. Actually you don't have to add in any sugar if you feel like the mangos are sweet enough.
This mango lassi parfait is super delicious, guilt-free and easy to whip up!
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Mango Lassi Parfait
- 1 cup greek yogurt plain
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¼ cup granola
- ½ cup assorted berries
Mango Lassi Yogurt
- Add frozen mango chunks, greek yogurt, sugar and cardamom to blender. Blend until smooth. (Taste for sweetness, add additional sugar if needed.)
- Divide the mango lassi yogurt into 2 bowls.
- Wash and cut the berries.
- Top the mango lassi yogurt with granola and berries.
- Serve immediately!
This looks so yummy!
Cardamom is one of my favorite spices, I am sure it sends this mango lassi to another level. I love the mix of mango which super sweet and berries, they create a sweet tangy taste that I love...
Yes! the cardamom really shines in the mango lassi! It pairs so nicely!
I love this idea - makes it so much more accessible as I can make a big batch and find numerous ways to use it up. Livening up breakfast with your parfiat posis my first intention though.
Thanks Jane! Yes big batch is completely possible this way. You can make ahead and just store in the fridge!
What a fresh and delicious idea, not to mention lovely presentation. So simple to prepare also!
Thanks Alexandra! Yes super simple and quick prep. But so delicious too!
I love making my own parfaits at home. It's such a refreshing and healthy start to the day. Plus I feel much more comfortable having control on what I put in.
Yes completely agree Connie! Its so much easier to make at home!