mint and peach lassi

Nik Sharma

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peach with mint lassi drink
There it was, this little produce stand that we almost drove past by on our way back from Sonoma. Quaint with its worn out thatched roof that seemed weakly held together by long wooden beams on the side of the road with the pretty backdrop of wine valley. We were out of eggs and I figured it might be worth our while to see if we could pick some up here because by the time we’d reach home, I knew neither of us would be in the mood to deal with a busy supermarket. 

peaches for lassi

My eyes were to hunt for the presence of eggs in this little stall but they failed their purpose and wandered towards the end of one of the tables that housed a stack of wooden crates filled with large golden orbs that enticed with promises of juicy sweetness. They drew me closer and I went ahead and grabbed one of those big golden balls of sunshine. I held one close to inhale its sweet fragrance and that peach reminded me that this is one of the very reasons that makes summer so special. 

peach and mint lassi drink

Lassis are probably one of my favorite drinks and in India we’d drink fresh lassis every hot summer day in tall glasses filled with the chilled sweet liquid. With my fresh ripe peaches a sweet and cool lassi that would serve to cool and refresh was definitely in order! Lassis should be thin and not heavy and thick so avoid using Greek yogurt and use either non-fat or regular plain unsweetened yogurt and then adjust the consistency with water. There is really no need to add sugar to the drink because these peaches were crazy sweet and I love when I don’t have to add extra sweeteners! But feel free to adjust the sweetness as needed.

peach and mint lassi

peach lassi with mint
mint and peach lassi

yields: 2 servings


1 1/2 cups unsweetened plain yogurt (non-fat or regular) 
1 1/2 cups ripe peaches, peeled and diced + a few pieces to garnish
3/4 cup water, chilled (you can add more or less depending on how thin you like the consistency)
3-4 fresh mint leaves + a few sprigs to garnish

1. Place the yogurt, 1 1/2 cups peaches, water and 3-4 mint leaves in a blender. Pulse until smooth and completely combined.
2. Serve in chilled classes and garnish with extra peach fruit pieces and a sprig of fresh mint.

Note: Traditionally lassi is made with regular yogurt and the lassi should be thin. Do not use Greek yogurt here or it will be too thick. Indian lassis should be refreshing and light and not heavy.

12 Responses

  1. Refreshing and delicious! A fabulous summer drink.

    I love that picture of the peaches. Nice presentation.



  2. I have never heard of a Lassi (except when I've been called that in Ireland, lol)! This looks & sounds delicious!!

  3. Thank goodness that you didn't add milk to your lassi – & turn it into a smoothie.You know what I
    I also thin lassi with water just like how it NEEDS to be done.
    That can turned into a prop looks amazing DIY 🙂

  4. Lassis have to be one of my top 5 favorite drinks. They are such a treat for me. I love the term for the peach you used—balls of sunshine. Too perfect. This drink is too perfect. I have fresh mint waiting in the garden for this drink.

  5. You must be reading my mind!!! I just bought a bunch of fresh peaches at the farmer's market! And while watching the world cup final at a horribly sweaty bar this weekend, I was so craving a lassi from my favorite spot in Houston (but didn't get one). Now I can finally fulfill my cravings!!! Lovely photos as usual!

  6. These look beautiful and refreshing, Nik! I'm glad to know what type of yogurt to use in lassis now – thanks!

  7. Ok, this is happening tomorrow for breakfast 🙂 I got a nice bag of peaches and apricots from a farmer and I'd be crazy not to take advantage of it!

  8. Mint + peach; absolutely brilliant, Nik! Thanks for the yoghurt tip – the amount of choices available is almost overwhelming. (Hope you remembered those eggs!) 😀

  9. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made this for July 4th weekend. Perfect summer drink. I sweetened mine with some honey and added done crushed ice. Came out delicious

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