As my two good friends, Trisha and Cleo, were coming over for dinner last night and they both are always ready to ply me with amazing food, I thought it only right to come up with a nice dessert to go with the veggie curry we we having.
I say I came up with this recipe, I didn’t I popped over to Waitrose and found this really simple recipe for Mango Lassi Fool. It seemed to fit perfectly with the Indian food theme, and came with the added advantage of not containing any sugar, something I should cutting down on.
Cardamom – the recipe says 4 cardamom pods crushed in a pestle and mortar. I could only buy cardamom grains, and I don’t (yet) own a pestle and mortar so instead i just took a handful and crushed them with a mug, turned out fine.
2 Fresh mangoes – I’m not really fussy and would have happily used tinned, but I just happened to see these were available so got them.
Double cream – this is something we cannot get in Germany. The closest thing you find is Schlagsahne which is basically single cream that I then proceeded to whip the hell out of.
Natural yoghurt – no comment here, Germans love yoghurt.
Zest and juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp clear honey
Dried mango – I had to buy the whole pack but in reality it’s just for decoration so if you want to keep the cost down, you could skip it, but it looks pretty so I went with it.
There isn’t even a complicated explanation to go with this, you simply whip it all up together (I have access to a really great blender, Omniblend V if you’re asking, so I just chucked it all in there then did a bit of hand whisking to take out the frustrations of the day).
Once you’re done, pop it into some pre-chilled glasses and chill a bit further for an hour or two. I then added a bit of honey and leftover mango drizzled on the top with the dried mango pieces.