Summer is well underway, and since I live in New England, I have the added bonus of humidity, the one thing that takes a hot summer day from “ok, this is hot” to “this is unbearable” in no time at all.
This means loading up on lots of cool drinks and icy snacks to break the heat and keep cool. Since my family and I seriously limit out processed food intake, a lot of our summer snacks are cheaper and healthier if made at home!
One go-to snack that is beyond easy to make are these Mango Lassi bites. Ever had a delicious mango lassi from your local Indian restaurant? If not, you’re missing out! Lassis are yogurt-based drinks, typically loaded with fresh fruit, and some include additives like spices or honey.
These bites are just like a mango lassi, take maybe 5 minutes to make, and there is just nothing quite like the velvety texture of frozen mango!
2-cups frozen mango chunks
1-cup plain yogurt (Greek style works best, for a nice thick coating, but any will do.)
Mix spices, yogurt and honey together in a small bowl.
Place a sheet of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet. Working quickly, dip mango chunks into the yogurt, coating well, and place on baking sheet. You can use tongs, chopsticks or individually skewer the mango chunks with toothpicks. All work well for handling the mango chunks.
Once finished, place the baking sheet in the freezer, and leave for about a half hour, or until yogurt has frozen solid. Then remove chunks from the tray, storing them in a reusable container or bag in your freezer.