Rose Water Cardamom Lassi

I still had some plain yogurt leftover from making a batch of Mango Lassiover the weekend. I wanted to try to make my own combination and realized I still had rose water on hand. I love love rose water, which is a common ingredient in this sweet yogurt drink. I also picked up some ground cardamom when I was picking up all of the Indian spices. Cardamom is used to flavor a lot of desserts so I thought it would work great in the lassi as well.

1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon rose water
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
2 tablespoons coconut milk
Ice cubes
1 tablespoon pistachios, chopped

Add all ingredients except the ice cubes and pistachios to a blender. Puree until well combined.
Pour into a glass over ice. Top with chopped pistachios.
Um. Yum.
The rosewater is oh so nice in this drink.
The pistachios add a nice crunch to the drink which I really liked.
Lassi is supposed to be super sweet, but if you’re sensitive to sweetness, you can limit the amount of sugar, or you can substitute vanilla yogurt for the plain yogurt and omit the sugar entirely.
I love how easy these are to whip up!
Lassi is traditionally served with lunch, but I honestly love it as a dessert drink.


  1. says

    Wow, seems like a twist to an Indian drink or dessert and that looks so gorgeous. All of those ingredients you have used so common in my pantry and I too have some balance yoghurt, so am gonna make this simple drink you have shared.

  2. says

    I love your lassi recipe and I can’t wait to make it! I looked at the recipe by The Hungry Australian (because I saw the previous comment), and yours is different. You don’t have ginger in yours and you have Coconut Milk. I think your combination sounds wonderful. The ginger would interrupt the flavors… just my opinion! ;)

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