When I compare my calendar to my list of summer plans I feel slightly nauseous. July 10th? That can’t be right. Why does Target already have school supplies out? These things - these things are what keep me awake at night.
lassi / lasē /
a sweet or savory Indian beverage made with a yogurt base
Part of the fun of summer is fancy beverages. Drinks in mason jars with candy-colored paper straws, tacky Hawaiian umbrellas afloat in icy refreshments - it’s a piece of summer joy.
Lassis are something special. They are a bit like a smoothie in texture. But even sweet versions are barely sweet which makes the drink more refreshing and palate-cleansing. A perfect addition to the strong spices of Indian cuisine.
Lassis typically contain yogurt, fruit or spices, ice, and a thinning agent such as buttermilk or coconut milk.
Cheers to lassis! Perhaps one of the most refreshing summer treats I know.