Cantaloupe Lassi

If you've got a surplus of cantaloupe, cut it up and pop it in the freezer. You'll be seconds away from Cantaloupe Lassis! Check out the recipe on!

I had a coworker who would pour himself a huge bowl of yogurt and toss cantaloupe in it for breakfast.  In my head, I thought it was kind of weird and later on I found out that my other coworkers agreed.  It must have been a texture thing. But blending the two together? Well, you’re onto something there.

Cantaloupe Lassi enters the picture! 

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This recipe is an adaptation of my friend Cheryl’s Pineapple Lassi recipe from her latest book- Yogurt Culture.

I didn’t have pineapple…..

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It’s light. It’s refreshing. There’s a little spice to it with the cardamom. The saffron on top makes it fancy and it’s a wonderful way to use up all that cantaloupe you overbought. I know you. You’re just like me.

Just cut it up, put it on a baking sheet and toss it in the freezer. You’ve got yourself frozen cantaloupe. And you’re one step closer to making Cantaloupe Lassis.

And we’re off!

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Everything gets blended.

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Pour into two cups.

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Saffron top.

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One for you. One for me. Now we each have lassi! (sorry)

Cantaloupe Lassi

makes 2
recipe adapted from Yogurt Culture

  • 2 cups frozen cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat yogurt
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 cup ice
  • pinch saffron threads, for garnish (optional)


Combine all the ingredients except the saffron in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Taste, adding more sugar and a splash of water, if desired. Divide among serving glasses and garnish easy with a few saffron threads, if using.

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    i never thought they would pair up..but now im tempted to try it 🙂


    Sounds delicious and I love the addition of saffron!

  • Meghan

    I actually like cantaloupe in yogurt just as the are, which is weird as I have some strange texture aversions (for example…pastry cream + puff pastry = no bueno to me). But, I am pretty certain that I would like this just as much esp. with the saffron and cardamom.

  • Kayla

    High five on the rhyme! 😉

  • Cheryl

    Fabulous adaptation, Tracy! Cantaloupes are often so big that freezing hunks like this is smart. I’m so glad you’re still enjoying my book:) xoxo

  • Sana

    We make this with milk instead of the yougurt in my home! Also! You shuld try pineapple kheer (pineapple rice pudding). If u like the pineapple lassi, you will love the kheer! Just stir in drained canned crushed pineapple into the rice pusding after its cooled down a bit and chill for a good bit. Enjoy it garnished with dry rose petals!

  • Erin

    You know what’s also a great combo blended up? – cantaloupe and cottage cheese! Add in some banana and spinach, and you have a great green smoothie!

  • Adriana

    The last time we overbought cantaloupe, my husband made a very nice wine lol. But — this looks really good and refreshing, I’ll have to make sure to put aside a cantaloupe this year.:)

  • Abby

    Oooh, I love this! So sweet and refreshing. <3

  • Elizabeth

    Oh my dear god that looks good. And now I’m craving Indian food, too! #thatlassilife

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