Those of you familiar with Indian cooking are no doubt familiar with the lassi – a traditional drink made with yogurt and water. There are both salty and sweet versions. I’ve never had the salty variety. But, the sweet one and I – we go way back.
Long ago, I frequented an Indian restaurant that, while they had the more traditional mango lassi, also offered up a cinnamon version. The tang of the yogurt with the warm spice of the cinnamon was an addictive combination for me. Sadly, when I gave up dairy, I gave up lassi. Soy yogurt lassi just did not cut it.
But I am lassi-less no more. Enter the super spectacular So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk.
Oh Turtle Mountain, I love you so. This is the same company that makes Purely Decadent coconut milk ice cream, and So Delicious coconut milk beverages. Apparently, they also make a kefir-like drink and a creamer, too. Though I’ve yet to find either of those locally.
Last night, after I made dairy-free ganache with coconut milk, my husband said to me, “Is there anything that coconut milk can’t do?” He must have been thinking about that today. I sent him to the store for some of the cultured coconut milk and he came back with extra, saying “We could make lassi out of this.” Right he is.
Dairy-Free Cinnamon Lassi
2 cartons So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 – 1 T. agave syrup
1/4 – 1/2 t. cinnamon
Whisk all ingredients together and serve over ice.