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Mango-LassiMy Punjabi in-laws may have been a hot-headed bunch but they knew a thing or two about keeping cool in extreme heat. Today Toronto is experiencing record-breaking temperatures – Record-breaking heat reached in Toronto – CityNews – and as I pulled out the big guns in my battle to avoid spontaneous human combustion, the thought crossed my mind that I should share my remedy. So, for those of you willing to give it a go, here’s my recipe for Mango Lassi.

I’m a lazy cook so I make it in the glass as I want it. You can use fresh mango, but for the authentic taste they need to be the sweet, yellow Pakistani ones, not the hard green Mexican ones. I don’t have a blender here in Canada so I just buy the tins of mango pulp from the Punjabi grocery store. They’re just as good.

Pakistani mangoes

You will need:

1 cup of mango pulp
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of sugar



You can adjust how much milk you put in to get the consistency you prefer. I don’t like it too thick. Some people add crushed ice. Experiment and see what appeals to you. But I guarantee you, nothing will cool you on a hot day like a glass of lassi.