MANGO CHEESECAKE LASSI

Mango Cheesecake Lassi is our new favourite summer drink. Like the name suggests, this lassi incorporates delicious cheesecake flavours and is adaptable to suit your taste. It can also be ready in under 10 minutes, so perfect for last-minute get-togethers!

Mango cheesecale lassi served in a glass topped it up with fresh mango pieces and digestive biscuits crumbs with a spoon.



MANGO CHEESECAKE LASSI

Go to any Indian restaurant, pretty much anywhere in the world and mango lassi will be on the menu! Traditionally, mango lassi would not be served in India - only the plain sweet version, but now due to modernization, it can be found there too. 

I love lassi because it is such a satisfying and cooling drink and substitutes the need for any desserts! The sweetness curbs cravings and the yogurt base is the perfect accompaniment to spicy or savoury meals. 

Some lassis recipes that we go back to time and time again are our Caramel Lassi and Rose Lassi. When we crave a decadent treat, we love our Piyush Lassi which has wonderful Indian flavours. 

My brother loves his lassi to be made with kefir rather than yogurt, so he often makes Kefir Mango Lassi.

This lassi has a delicious combination of cooling yogurt and thick soft cheese. Mango puree or pulp provides the quintessential flavour. 

I love cheesecakes! I have to admit, my favourite part is probably the crumbly biscuit base so I thought of topping the lassi with crushed biscuits. Why not try our Eggless Mango and Coconut Cheesecake which can be made in the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker.


Ingredients: 

☆ Yogurt - we have used ready-made dairy Mango Yogurt but you can use natural yogurt too, storebought or homemade. For this recipe, you may use full or low-fat protein-packed Greek yogurt or any plant-based yogurt too. 

Sometimes we love to use Kefir for an extra boost of probiotics. 

☆ Mango Pulp - You can use fresh, frozen, or canned pulp in this recipe. If using fresh mangoes to make pulp make sure to choose sweet ripe variety. 

☆ Soft Cheese - soft cream cheese is the highlight of this recipe and lends a flavour of cheesecake and gives lassi a thickness and volume, so do not skip it. We have used full fat but you may use light or low fat. 

☆ Digestive biscuits or Graham crackers - you can not imagine a perfect cheesecake without biscuit crust. It gives a lovely taste and texture to the recipe. 

☆ Fresh mango - to garnish we have used fresh mango pieces. Choose mangoes that are less fibery. See below how to cut perfect mango cubes.

☆ Ice - Lassi has to be served chilled. If the ingredients are not cold or if it's a super hot day, you will need some ice for this recipe. If no ice on hand just chill the lassi in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before adding the biscuit. 

☆Sweetener if using natural yogurt - If using natural yogurt and fresh mango pulp that is not sweet enough you may use honey, sugar, agave, maple, or stevia. 

How to cut Mango into Cubes?

I thought cutting mango was obvious ... until I saw my Dad attempting to cut mango for the first time. Since then. he's given up and waits for my Mum to do it. 

With the method below, you can cut your mango to perfection :)

Mangoes are an absolutely amazing fruit and we love eating them in a variety of ways. 

They are delicious as they are but we also love incorporating mango into other desserts. We love using mango as a garnish or in Mango Shrikhand and Mango Coconut Tapioca Pudding

As mangoes are very juicy, it can be a messy job cutting them so keep a plate nearby! 

The first thing to remember that if you want to cut a mango is use ripe but firm mango. If it's too ripe you won't be able to cut, it will just create a mess and you won't get perfect cubes. It is better to turn these mangoes into pulp. 

Make sure you wash the mango properly before cutting it as the skin can be sticky and may have some dirt that will transfer onto the flesh. 

Note - mangoes have a large stone in the centre, so instead of cutting directly down the centre, cut down the side of the stone.

A collage of how to cut a mango


How to make homemade yogurt in Instant Pot 

The base of lassi is a good yogurt. 

Not everyone blessed with perfect weather to make yogurt at home, but this is where the Instant Pot comes in.

Since Instant Pot arrived in our kitchen, we make lush and thick foolproof instant pot yogurt at home in just 4 easy steps. 

Instant pot doesn't cook yogurt but only acts as an incubator, keeping the right temperature (between 110F to 116F)

1. Heat Milk - Pour whole milk in the inner pot of the instant pot, close the lid, and select Yogurt Mode Function, (screen will show BOIL) so milk boils at 180F at least. This process will take approximately 30-40 minutes. Once the milk boiling is done, the screen will display YOGT and Instant Pot beeps. Open the lid.

2. Cool the Milk - to make yogurt the milk has to be at the right temperature, if it's too cold or hot the yogurt won't set properly. Leave the inner pot in the Instant Pot for 5 minutes, this method helps to keep yogurt thick.

Cool the milk on the kitchen worktop for at least 1 hour or until it reaches approximately 110F-115F. You may use a food/kitchen thermometer or just dip in your pinky finger and check if you can keep it for at least 6-8 seconds.

3. Whisk in Yogurt Starter - you may skim off the top layer of milk (skin) to achieve creamy yogurt. 
Use either yogurt starter which is live with active culture/bacteria or use prepared yogurt. If using prepared yogurt make sure it is plain yogurt and not sweetened. 

Add 2-3 tbsp. yogurt starter per gallon milk, and whisk it or mix it. In the UK you can buy Yeo Valley and Onken bio pot brands which has live active cultures.

 Yogurt won't set if your yogurt starter is sweetened or does not have live cultures.

4. Incubate the Yogurt - to set your yogurt you need to allow your yogurt to incubate. Put the inner pot in the Instant Pot, close the lid (do not worry about the position of the valve).

Select the yogurt button again.

Adjust until it reads 8.00 hours.

Let the instant pot do its work.

Once done enjoy. 

Tips and Suggestions

🥭Fresh Mango - If using fresh mangoes to make pulp, make sure you buy ripe mangoes or let them ripe at home before using them, else you may end up having sour lassi or you have to add extra sweetener. 

🥣Yogurt - Make sure your yogurt is not too sour, old, smelly, or slimy. If possible use chilled yogurt, add few ice cubes to make it extra cold. 

🌱Vegan Mango Lassi - Use any plant-based yogurt and cream cheese to enjoy the vegan version. 

How to make Mango Cheesecake Lassi

1. Place all the ingredients except crushed digestive/graham cracker in a blender or jug and blend until smooth.

2. Pour in a serving glass, sprinkle biscuit and top it up with fresh mango pieces or pulp.

Enjoy immediately. 

Storage

Keep lassi in the fridge, covered in clingfilm for up to a day without adding biscuit crumbs. 

Mango cheesecake lassi served in a medium size clear glass with a spoon and topped it up with fresh mango pieces and biscuit crumbs next to a ripe mango




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dessert. snack
Indian fusion
Yield: 2-3 SERVINGS
Author: Hayley Dhanecha
MANGO CHEESECAKE LASSI

MANGO CHEESECAKE LASSI

This mango cheesecake lassi has just a handful of ingredients and makes lucious Indian-inspired fusion dessert.
Prep time: 2 MinCook time: 2 MinInactive time: 1 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml
  • 250ml Mango Yogurt - can use natural yogurt too (1 cup)
  • 100ml Mango Pulp (3/4 cup to 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp. Soft Cheese
  • 2-3 digestive biscuits crushed
  • 5-6 tbsp. ice
  • Fresh mango peeled and cubed

Instructions

  1. In a big jug or blender add ice, yogurt, mango pulp and soft cream cheese.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve in a serving glass, top it up digestive biscuit crumbs and fresh mango pieces.
  4. Serve immediately. 

Notes:

You may add some sweetener such as sugar, honey, maple, or agave syrup if using natural yogurt.

You can use fresh or canned mango pulp.

For a lighter version use low-fat yogurt and soft cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

424.31

Fat (grams)

11.12

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.75

Carbs (grams)

71.91

Fiber (grams)

5.33

Net carbs

66.58

Sugar (grams)

61.83

Protein (grams)

14.34

Sodium (milligrams)

229.38

Cholesterol (grams)

19.92

The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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20 comments

  1. Wow! I never had a drink flavored cheesecake before! This Mango Cheesecake Lassi looks really mouthwatering. I can't wait!

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  2. Your lassi looks so refreshing and I love mango flavor in anything. For me this will be dessert, can't wait to try it.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing mango cheesecake lassi! It's very flavorful and it's very easy to make!

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  4. This homemade mango cheesecake lassi recipe is so delicious and creamy. The perfect dessert idea!

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  5. I love that you added biscuit crumbs to this delicious mango dessert! Such a great idea!

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  6. This recipe looks so summery. I can't get enough mango recipes and this one looks to die for! Definitely going to give this a go, thank you so much for the recipe! ��

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  7. WOW does this drink look so cool and refreshing! I love mango and am always looking for ways to use them up. This is perfect for the summer!

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  8. This Mango Cheesecake Lassi is something I never knew I needed in my life . Now that I have seen this recipe I am running out to buy all of the ingredients tomorrow . Thanks for reminding me again on how to dice a mango.

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  9. Hayley, I have all the ingredients at hand, definitely going to make this mango cheesecake lassi, though the weather here has become a bit chilly. What a wonderful delicious and 'hatka' idea.

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  10. You stole my heart!! with that beautiful mango cheesecakeshake I am floored. Love it any day, everyday during mango seson.

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  11. Mango cheesecake lassi, aha... that's some awesome combination of ingredients in one dessert. it looks so delicious and I want to grab it right now.

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  12. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth29 June 2021 at 20:13

    Now that for sure is one hell of a lassi! I love cheesecakes and I love lassis, and I love how both have been combined to make this amazing and thick lassi that can be eaten off a spoon...

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  13. wow, mango cheesecake lassi, this is incredible! that's a lovely combination of flavors served chilled in a tall glass! would love to try this!!

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  14. Mango cheesecake lassi! Such a great idea. It has all the three things I love- Mango, cheesecake and lassi. I love your recipes, they are so unique and sound delicious.Can't wait to try this one.

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  15. Such an innovative lassi recipe. I always enjoy fresh mango lassi during summer. This looks bright and flavorful!

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  16. What a fabulously decadent and innovative dessert this is. I love mangoes and individual desserts, so this is perfect recipe to try for me.

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  17. Combining mango lassi with cheese cake sounds brilliant! I can imagine how creamy and flavorful it must have been. It is a delight for any mamgo lover like me.

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  18. Whatan amazingly delicious,rich and decadant mango cheesecake lassi.I am going to try this recipe for sure with fresh mangoes as mangoes are my favorite and I love them in desserts.

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  19. Mango cheesecake lassi sounds amazing and such a great idea surely !
    I love Mango, so this is totally my kinda. The clicks are so drool worthy here :)

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  20. What a innovative dish! Thick, creamy, and full of flavors - truly a delight for mango lovers!

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