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Saffron Honey Lassi

Saffron Honey Lassi recipe

A lassi is a popular, traditional Indian drink made with a blend of yogurt, water, and sugar. This saffron honey lassi is tart and sweet.


Yield: 1 drink


  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, good-flavored honey (ex. wildflower honey)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (low-fat or whole) milk


  1. In a medium skillet, placed over low heat, crumble the saffron into the water and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the honey and combine until dissolved. Add the yogurt and milk and whisk.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until very cold. Divide between two medium glasses and serve.
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