This is absolutely one of my favorite things in the world...I could drink glass after glass...It's not too thick...not too frozen...it's just right...and it's not just your average strawberry smoothie...it has a little secret ingredient...cardamom.
Strawberry and cardamom may not be one of the classic pairs...like peanut butter and jelly or chocolate and mint, but it is one of my favorites. After I first tasted them paired I became obsessed...searching for recipes combining the two. The simplest and one of my favorite treats is dipping fresh strawberries into a bowl of sugar with just a little cardamom mixed in. Nearly as simple and just as delicious is this lassi.
And for a quick lunch today I had a strawberry lassi the most delicious lassi ever and a naan pizza...another great combination.
adapted from Gourmet April 2005
1 lb fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved (thawed, frozen strawberries are fine)
1/2 cup sugar
rounded 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
2 cups plain yogurt (whole-milk or low-fat)
1 cup ice cubes
Puree strawberries with sugar and cardamom in a blender until smooth. Add yogurt and ice, then blend until smooth again.