photo by Lynne CalamiaAlthough I've never personally been to the Indian subcontinent, I'm a huge fan on the various dairy-based beverages that go by the name "lassi." Most include yogurt and fruit of some type. My favorite homemade version is built instead on buttermilk, which I always seem to have left over from biscuit-making, and mangoes, whose funky terpene flavors (kinda like pinesap) balance the buttermilk's acidic snap. This recipe first appeared in EveryDayCook.
ACTIVE TIME: 5minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5minutes
12ouncescubed mangoes, from 2 large specimens
1tablespoonfreshly grated ginger
1/2teaspoon kosher salt
Combine the mangoes, buttermilk, ginger, chile powder, and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth. Serve immediately.