Pineapple Lassi

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Pineapple lassi is a delicious twist on an Indian drink made in 5 minutes with pineapple chunks. This tropical lassi is simple and I have a few ideas for variations to make it a party hit!

Top view of a glass of pineapple lassi with a sprig of mint leaves.

Pineapple lassi is a unique variation on traditional lassi flavors like Mango Lassi.  You won’t find this version easily at Indian restaurants!

Simple ingredients are used and you can optionally make it vegan.

It has a delicious taste that can remind you of pina coladas – except healthier!

I have a tip on an ingredient to use for restaurant-style lassi and ideas for variations of the drink.

This thick, frothy classic Indian yogurt drink is perfect to pair with Indian dishes or just enjoy on hot days!

Pineapple chunks in a small bowl.

It is a simple recipe that uses whole milk yogurt which is mixed with milk or water and a few other ingredients to become a refreshing, easy drink. The top of the lassi is usually frothy. 

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

Salty lassi, Mint Lassi, and Masala Lassi are savory, popular lassi options!

Simple ingredients | Wholesome ingredients with delicious strawberries and optional mix-ins!

Quick to prepare | Ready in just 5 minutes

Vegetarian and gluten-free | Vegan option available

Ingredient Notes

All you need is 4 main ingredients to make this refreshing pineapple yogurt drink.

Below are ingredient notes. Full ingredients and directions are in the printable recipe card at the end of the post.

Pineapple lassi ingredients on a board.

Yogurt: One of the main ingredients is yogurt/curd.  The creamier, thicker lassi you want, the higher fat content yogurt you should use. 

I recommend using full-fat whole milk plain yogurt or Greek Yogurt.  If I want a delicious rich lassi, I go all out and use Fage 5% Greek Yogurt. 

Pineapple: I used canned pineapple pieces for convenience.  You can also use fresh pineapple pieces.  

Slices look great as a garnish.

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.

Tall glass of pineapple lassi with pineapple on the side.

Sugar:  A little sugar is needed but the amount can vary depending on how sweet your strawberries are and your preference for sweetener.

In place of sugar, use your favorite sweetener.

Ice Cubes:  Optional if you plan on chilling the lassi but I think it tastes more “restaurant-style” if blended in, especially if you are making a very thick lassi.

Vegan Pineapple Lassi

This can be made vegan by substituting dairy milk and yogurt for vegan alternatives.  

I recommend creamy oat milk (I use Planet Oat if you are US based) or any creamy vegan milk and your favorite plain plant-based yogurt.

Variations

You can change up the base of this lassi by adding a little additional flavor with these optional mix-ins.

Ginger: 1/2 inch of ginger of fresh ginger is a delicious complementary taste.

Mint: I love this during the summer! Add a handful of mint leaves when blending.

Rose water:  Pineapple and rose are a delight together! It adds a light floral taste.  Start with one-two teaspoons and taste and adjust.  Some rose water brands are stronger than others. 

Mint flavor notes make it one of the most refreshing drinks.

Mango: Add some mangoes for a truly tropical treat for more flavor. Start with half a cup of mango chunks to make pineapple mango lassi.

This makes for the perfect summer drink!

Mango, pineapple, mint, and ginger.

Basil: Fresh basil is another delightful flavor in the summertime for a fun twist.

Coconut: Coconut water and light coconut milk can be substituted for milk/water in this recipe.  You’ll get a light pina colada-type taste!

Making Lassi

1.Place puree, milk, yogurt, sugar, and ice cubes (if using) into a blender jar.  You can also add in other optional mix-ins such as ginger or mint leaves now (see variations section).  Blend.

2. Pour lassi into serving tall glasses.  Optionally garnish with mint leaves or a pineapple slice.

Tips

Traditionally a wooden churner is used to mix the drink and make it frothy. But don’t worry the blender gets it nice and frothy too.

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.

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. You’ll get the same taste as you get in an Indian restaurant.

2. If you want a middle-of-the-road lassi, mix and match.  Maybe you will use whole milk yogurt, water, half and a 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, water, and sugar.

It is also a fasting/vrat friendly drink!

Have you tried this creamy, tropical pineapple lassi recipe? If so, I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a comment and rate it with stars. It would mean a lot to me to hear how it turned out. If you’re on Instagram, please tag me so I can see your creation. Thank you for your support!

Top view of a glass of pineapple lassi with a sprig of mint leaves.

5 Minute Pineapple Lassi

Shilpa Joshi
Pineapple lassi is a delicious twist on an Indian drink made in 5 minutes with pineapple chunks. This tropical lassi is simple and I have a few ideas for variations to make it a party hit!
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 257 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender I used a Nutribullet

Ingredients
  

  • cup pineapple chunks I used canned
  • 1 cup yogurt or Indian dahi plain yogurt, preferably full fat for creaminess but adjust to your preference
  • ½ cup milk Whole milk for optimum creaminess, 2% is delicious as well. For a lighter drink use water. For tropical taste use coconut water or coconut milk.
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar dependent on how sweet you'd like it – taste and adjust
  • 6 ice cubes optional
  • ginger, mango, rose water, mint leaves, half and half optional ideas for variation – see notes

Instructions
 

  • Place pineapple chunks, milk, yogurt, sugar in a blender jar. You can also add in other optional mix-ins such as ginger or mint leaves now (see notes). Blend.
  • Pour lassi into serving glasses. Optionally garnish with mint leaves.

Notes

Variations/ optional mix-ins (more in post):
  1. Ginger: 1/2 inch of ginger
  2. Rose water:  Pineapple and rose are a delight together! It adds a light floral taste.  Start with one – two teaspoons and taste and adjust.  Some rose water brands are stronger than others. 
  3. Mint: I love this during the summer! Add a handful of mint leaves when blending.
  4. Mango: For a truly tropical treat, add in some mangoes for some more flavor. Start with half a cup of mango chunks.
  5. Coconut: Coconut water and coconut milk can be substituted for milk/water in this recipe.  You’ll get a light pina colada type taste!

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 493mgFiber: 2gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 270IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 249mgIron: 1mg
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