Creamy Peach Lassi Recipe

Make creamy peach lassi in 5 minutes with juicy peaches!
Peach lassi in a glass with a slice of peach and mint leaves garnish.

Peach lassi is a creamy, yogurt based Indian drink made in 5 minutes with juicy peaches.  

  • 4 ingredients
  • Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan option
  • Quick, healthy sweet treat

Lassi is a popular Indian drink and this peach lassi adds a different fruit in the mix than usually used.  Lassi is easy to make and uses yogurt mixed with milk or water and a few other ingredients to become a refreshing, easy drink. The top of the lassi is usually frothy.  It’s perfect for hot summer days and just any meal where you’d like a drink with cooling properties.

There are many types of lassi.  Sweet versions include Mango Lassi, Sweet Lassi Recipe, Rose Lassi, Kesar Lassi, Salted Lassi and Strawberry Lassi.   

This peach lassi gives a great cooling effect after your spicy Indian dinner (or any other time really)!

Ingredients & Substitutes

You only need 4 ingredients for a peach lassi with the option of other ingredients.

Peach lassi is made of yogurt, peeled peaches, sugar and milk or water. It can be optionally flavored using spices such as saffron, cardamom, rose water or even basil leaves.  My preference is a dash of cardamom, yum!

Peach lassi ingredients on marble top.

Yogurt: The main ingredient is yogurt / curd.  The creamier, thicker lassi you want, the higher fat content yogurt you should use.  I recommend using whole milk plain yogurt or Greek Yogurt.  If I want a delicious rich lassi, I go all out and use Fage 5% Greek Yogurt. 

Peaches: The key ingredient! You can use either fresh peaches or canned peach slices.  I prefer fresh peaches in the summer. If using canned peaches, make sure they don’t have added sugar.  If they do, be sure to taste before adding any additional sugar as it may not be needed.

Milk or Water: Similar to above, if you want a creamier lassi, use whole milk.  If you’d like a lighter version, use 2% milk or water. You can also adjust the amount of milk / water to get the consistency to your preference.

Sugar: Dependent on the sweetness of your peaches, you will need to adjust the amount of sugar.   Feel free to use sugar alternatives or the sweetener of your choice that you enjoy. 

Optional Add Ins

Note, honey does not mix well with cold liquid so I don’t recommend using it here (you could boil it with milk/water and chill it prior to adding to the lassi). Maple syrup does blend with cold drinks though.

Optional add ins: Saffron strains, cardamom, rosewater or even basil leaves can also be added for a twist!

Half and half: Optional – I like the option of half and half (because most people have it on hand and it is made of half whole milk and half heavy cream) to up the level of creaminess easily, no matter the ingredients you have at home. You can also add in a little fresh cream / heavy whipping cream to up the richness of the delicious drink.

Garnish optionally with crushed almonds or crushed rose petals for a pop of color

Note the longer you let strands of saffron soak in the lassi, the stronger the taste will become.

Variations

Sweet lassi without sugar: As noted above, you can use any sweetener you prefer.  Be careful with honey as it doesn’t blend with cold liquid well.

Vegan Peach Lassi: Substitute with vegan yogurt and milk to make it vegan.  Oat milk is creamy and thick, so I recommend using that.

Light version: See below for notes on making a lighter version.

Rosewater can also be added for a twist!

Peach lassi glasses overhead shot.

How to make peach lassi

Making lassi is a choose your adventure recipe (or choose what you have on hand in your fridge!). 

  1. If you want a thick, creamy restaurant style lassi, go with all higher fat content ingredients.  For example, whole milk, whole milk plain yogurt, half & half and sugar.
  2. If you want a middle of the road lassi, mix and match.  Maybe you will use whole milk yogurt, water, half and half (for a tiny bit of creaminess) and sugar.
  3. Or, you could go for a lighter version.  In that case, maybe you will pick a low-fat yogurt such as 2% Fage Greek Yogurt or other yogurt, water and sugar.
Peeled peach slices in a small bowl.

Making It

Authentic lassi is made of only yogurt (whole milk), milk (whole milk), mango pulp and sugar.  The addition of cardamom and saffron is optional.

To make the lassi wash, cut and peel the peaches.  Then, add all ingredients to a blender and blend!

The blender gets it nice and frothy.

You can play around with the amount of water/milk as well to make a thicker lassi.  Less water and ice cubes will still result in a yummy drink.

Serving Suggestions

Pour cold mango lassi into serving glasses and you will get a creamy, frothy top. It is usually served in tall glasses at restaurants.

Lassi goes along with any Indian food or spicy Indian meal.  It’s a great way to finish an Indian dinner as its sweet like a dessert.

Enjoy making this popular drink at home!

Peach lassi in a glass with a slice of peach and mint leaves garnish.

Creamy Peach Lassi Recipe

Shilpa Joshi
Make creamy peach lassi in 5 minutes with juicy peaches!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 glasses
Calories 184 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 peaches about 1/2 cup peach slices, peeled
  • 1 cup yogurt whole milk for creamier
  • ½ cup milk or water whole milk for creamier
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • tsp cardamom powder optional
  • 2 tbsp half and half optional, or heavy cream (for added creamy taste)
  • almond slices optional, garnish

Instructions
 

  • To make the lassi either wash, peel and cut peaches into pieces. Then, add all ingredients to a blender and blend!

Notes

Making lassi is a choose your adventure recipe (or choose what you have on hand in your fridge!). 
  1. If you want a thick, creamy restaurant style lassi, go with all higher fat content ingredients. For example, whole milk, whole milk plain yogurt, half & half and sugar.
  2. If you want a middle of the road lassi, mix and match. Maybe you will use whole milk yogurt, water, half and half (for a tiny bit of creaminess) and sugar.
  3. Or, you could go for a lighter version. In that case, maybe you will pick a low-fat yogurt such as 2% Fage Greek Yogurt or other yogurt, water and sugar.
If I’m making this for a party or want a creamier, restaurant style lassi, add in half and half or heavy cream for a richer taste (optional).
 

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 375mgFiber: 2gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 610IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 1mg
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