Strawberry Lassi Recipe

by Dorothy Reinhold on March 24, 2021

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Strawberry Lassi: Cool, refreshing and just sweet enough, a fresh strawberry lassi is the beverage you want for breakfast, lunch, after school or camp, or even dessert. It’s the pink chill on a hot day, and is ready with only a quick spin in the blender. 

Have you heard of a lassi before? Lassi is a bit like an Indian smoothie.  It’s a traditional drink in India, based on tangy yogurt or buttermilk, and can be flavored with all sorts of things – mango, strawberry, rosewater or mint for a sweet version, or toasted cumin, garlic, turmeric and/or ground chili powder for a more savory type. Mace and cardamom are also sometimes included. There can be sweet-ish lassi drinks, and salted lassi.

Strawberry Lassi Yogurt beverage in 2 glasses on a wooden board on ShockinglyDelicious.comToday I’m doing an easy strawberry version. I drank one for lunch in July when it was 104 degrees already at noon. But it’s good for any meal or time of the day when you need to cool off with something pretty healthy; you’ll get a probiotic boost from this one.

How to make a Strawberry Lassi

All you need is a blender, some fruit and yogurt, some flavorings or spices, and you’re there.

Ingredients for Strawberry Lassi on a marble counter on ShockinglyDelicious.comGather your ingredients. I have strawberries, Greek yogurt, 2 flavors of extract (strawberry and vanilla) and orange juice here.

Orange juice, strawberries, yogurt and ice -- Ingredients for in blender on ShockinglyDelicious.comToss everything in the blender.

Very pink Strawberry Lassi whirling in blender on ShockinglyDelicious.comBlend away. I love this color!

Pink Strawberry Lassi yogurt drink with straws alongside on ShockinglyDelicious.comVoila!

Strawberry Lassi

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Strawberry Lassi

Strawberry Lassi: Cool, refreshing and just sweet enough, a fresh strawberry lassi is the beverage you want for breakfast, lunch, after school or camp, or even dessert. It's the pink chill on a hot summer day, and is ready with only a quick spin in the blender.


  • 10-12 ounces fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 6-8 ounces (1 cup) strawberry-flavored Greek yogurt (you can also use plain Greek yogurt + 1/4 teaspoon Strawberry Extract if you have it. Strawberry extract is optional)
  • 1 cup (use the yogurt container) of crushed ice (or ice cubes)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Tiny pinch salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave syrup (if needed for sweetness)


  1. Put all ingredients except agave in a blender, put the lid on and blend on high speed until smooth and light pink. Taste and add agave as needed; some strawberries are sweeter than others, so adjust sweetener to your taste. (Also, if you end up using plain unsweetened yogurt, you may find you need more sweetener.) Blend on high to combine.
  2. Pour into pretty glasses and serve. This looks particularly beautiful and festive in etched, decorated, stemmed or frosted glasses if you want to be fancy.
  3. Serves 2.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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This recipe was originally published July 9, 2018 and has been refreshed and republished today.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert July 11, 2018 at 12:40 am

This needs to happen at my house very soon! This sounds so refreshing for summer!


Carolsue July 10, 2018 at 11:46 pm

My favorite is Strawberry Shortcake


Dana Esker July 10, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Strawberry Shortcake is my favorite summer dessert


Kenia peralez July 10, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Fruit salad is my favorite summer dessert.


Krista July 10, 2018 at 6:44 am

This looks so good! I wish I was drinking it now! You have some great giveaways!


Patricia @ Grab a Plate July 10, 2018 at 5:51 am

Mmm! This sounds delicious and looks amazing, too. I love the etched glasses you’re serving them in — so pretty!


Delaney | Melanie Makes July 9, 2018 at 7:14 pm

I want to drink some of this right now!


Sabrina July 9, 2018 at 5:23 pm

This is the perfect way to stay cool in the summer! Yum!


I Heart Naptime July 9, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Looks so refreshing & delicious!


Peabody Jennifer Johanson July 9, 2018 at 3:40 pm

What a great summertime drink.


Amanda July 9, 2018 at 2:32 pm

What a wonderful recipe. I must try this tonight!


Tim July 9, 2018 at 2:26 pm

I don’t restrict my dessert options by season. If I want pumpkin pie in May, I will make it. I guess congealed salad is a good summer desert because it is served cold.


Vaishali July 9, 2018 at 11:21 am

Mango kulfi..<3


Theresa Krier July 9, 2018 at 10:23 am

I love fresh fruits with greek yogurt or fresh whipping cream for dessert in the summer, thanks.


Jodie February 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

What can I sub for orange juice? Can’t have fruit juices right now. The only fruits I can have are berries and granny smith apples.


Dorothy February 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Well, it only calls for 1/4 cup OJ, so you could leave it out or sub water (if the drink seems too thick without the liquid). You could berry it up with a different kind of berry, as well. Or take it in another direction completely and use some coconut milk as a sub. Keep in mind the OJ adds a little sweetness, too, so add some agave or whatever sweetener you use if you leave out the OJ and find it isn’t sweet enough for you. As you know, berries different in sweetness.


Lentil Breakdown February 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Oooh. I’ve never had a strawberry. Only mango, which I adore. Samosa House over by me puts freshly ground cardamom in theirs so you can actually bite into the tiny bits. This sounds really good w/the almond extract and O.J.!


Rashmi @ June 29, 2010 at 10:12 am

I saw your post on Strawberry Lassi the other and held on looking at the recipe as I was making some at home the very same day. I am going to have to try yours. I made mine with milk and coconut..


Tracy B June 26, 2010 at 7:51 am

Ok, another wonderful recipe. I had these when I visited India and loved them. Haven’t had them since the 90’s when my friend Rupal’s mother used to make them for us. The kids and I had them today with some almond biscotti on the side for a snack and boy did we enjoy. What a wonderful combination of flavors!!


Kathie June 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

My new favorite lunch–had it every single day last week!!!


Dorothy June 22, 2010 at 10:21 pm

New idea: How about whirling in 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed as well, since you are making this a regular meal. Might as well amp it up further!


Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro June 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I’m infatuated with mango lassis. Even with an entire patch of strawberries out back, it hadn’t occurred to me to make a strawberry version… I will need to take another look at your recipe soon. 🙂 [K]


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