Go beyond mango and strawberry flavours; the BiTES team scoured the supermarkets in search of the next winning lassi flavour.
Lassi, a traditional yoghurt drink from india is often drunk to soothe the stomach after a hearty meal. Its plain flavour makes it the ideal base for a variety of toppings. Go beyond mango and strawberry flavours; the BiTES team scoured the supermarkets in search of the next winning concoction.
What’s inside: One cup greek yoghurt, 1/2 cup full cream milk, 1/4 tsp ground cumin, 1/4 tsp ground cardamom and a sprinkle of salt
Taste test: balancing the strong spices proved difficult. you’ll be better off ordering a savoury lassi, available in many indian restaurants. Lebanese restaurants, like beirut grill, serve a thicker version called Labneh.
Goji Berry Passionfruit Lassi
What’s inside: One cup greek yoghurt, one tbsp goji berries, one passionfruit and honey as needed
Taste test: the sweet yet tart flavours of this lassi is a great way to perk up in the morning. we love that it has goji berries, a superfood packed with antioxidants.
Fruity Green tea With Ginger Lassi
What’s inside: One cup greek yoghurt, 1/2 cup Jasmine green tea, 1/2 peeled orange, one banana, two rambutans and one tbsp grated ginger
Taste test: The burst of tropical fruits in every sip made this lassi our favourite. while we can’t taste the green tea, we love the warming burn of the ginger towards the end. it is great for calming those mid-day hunger pangs.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Lassi
What’s inside: One cup greek yoghurt, 1/2 cup full cream milk and two reese’s peanut butter cups
Taste test: who can say no to reese’s delicious peanut butter treats? it tastes just as fantastic in a lassi, but we suggest switching out the sour yoghurt for a vanilla flavoured one for a more sinful treat.
Pineapple Rambutan Lassi
What’s inside: One cup greek yoghurt, four cubes canned rambutans with pineapple and 1/2 tsp grated ginger
Taste test: you simply can’t go wrong with a sweet, fruit-based lassi. best of all, the fruits come packed in one can. all you have to do is toss them into the blender, grate some ginger and blend till frothy.
Instant Coffee Lassi
What’s inside: One cup greek yoghurt and one packet of 3-in-1 instant coffee
Taste test: it tastes exactly as how an instant coffee would – boring.
Green Chilli and Coriander Lassi
What’s inside: One cup greek yoghurt, one tbsp chopped green chilli and coriander and salt as needed
Taste test: a true underdog. the aromatic coriander, light spice from the chilli and the appetising sprinkle of salt keeps you coming back for more. we reckon it’s the perfect drink after a fiery dinner of spicy curries.
What’s inside: One cup greek yoghurt, 150ml beer and two tbsp honey Taste test: this reminds us of the frothy cheese teas popular among bubble tea shops of late. get liberal with the honey as it helps cull the bitterness of the beer.