Mixed fruit lassi, a juicy combo of fruits and the royal texture of lassi, is a perfect beverage for a summer afternoon. This lassi is the best option if your kids crave something tasty, refreshing, and flavourful! And the best part about this lassi is that it is easy to make!

Lassi as a beverage is already filled with refreshing ingredients such as curd, cardamom seeds and mint. But the mixed fruit lassi is filled with the freshness of fruits.

Pieces and juices of fruits serve the taste of lassi very well. Along with this mixed fruit lassi, there are also single fruit flavours of lassi. Mango LassiChikoo Lassi, and Pineapple Lassi are lassis with a single fruit flavour.

It is not necessary to only use fruits which I am using in this recipe. You can add or remove fruits as per your liking. One suggestion would be to try and avoid citrus or sour fruits in lassi as they do not go well with the curd. Some famous examples of citrus fruits are Orange, Tangerine, and sweet lemon.

What more can I add to Mixed fruit lassi?


What jam will do is it will give lassi a different colour. Moreover, If you want to make any particular fruit taste dominant, you can use that flavoured Jam. For example, you can use apple-flavoured jam, but then to save the taste of lassi from getting overshadowed by apple flavour, you have to reduce the number of apple pieces in lassi (You can even skip it entirely).

Many flavours of jams are available in the market, like strawberry, apple, mango and cherry. But to stick to the theme, in my opinion, you should use mixed fruit jam. Mixing it with curd while making lassi is better to integrate the taste properly with lassi.

Seasonal fruits:

Though lassi is the best beverage in summer, you can enjoy it in any season. But that is not the case with fruits. Some fruits are only available in certain seasons or months. Therefore, adding seasonal fruits in mixed fruit lassi will introduce a seasonal taste in the respective season.

Mango is the most famous seasonal fruit in India. Some other seasonal fruits to use in lassi are strawberries, guavas, and pineapple. Guavas are harvested the whole year except for a few months in summer, especially during May-June. Pineapple is harvested in July-September in India. If you want to use exotic fruits, kiwi is also a good option.

Jelly and tutti frutti:

Readymade Jelly is available in different flavours, which are mostly fruit based. You can also make jelly at home with the help of jelly mix, but that can be a lengthy process, so I would suggest using readymade jelly. Jelly is soft, wobbly, and gum-like and is often covered in powdered sugar. Candies or chocolates are also available with jellies which kids love.

Flavours of jelly include orange, mango, strawberry etc. For example, let’s say you are using mango-flavoured jelly in your lassi, then adjust the number of pieces of actual mango (you can even skip the fruit if you are using the same flavoured jelly). If you are using jelly covered in sugar, reduce the amount of sugar in the lassi, too.

If you are using tutti frutti, I would suggest not using pieces of fruit (or dry fruits) as a topping in your mixed fruit lassi. Since tutti frutti is also chewy, if you add topping too, the lassi will get too chewy, which may ruin the texture and taste of the lassi.

Tutti frutti is comparatively less soft than jelly. The colour of tutti frutti may seem similar to jelly, but flavours usually differ. The Flavors of tutti frutti are primarily fruits such as cherries, watermelon, and raisins. You can easily find tutti frutti in your nearby shops.


Cherry is the undisputed king of toppings. They are often used on beverages and food items like Ice cream, cupcakes, cakes and pastries. Since cherry is also a fruit, having a cherry on top of your lassi will be a good idea! A better way to add cherry is to remove its seed with a seed remover to enjoy the cherry without any disturbance of the seed.

Cherry can bring in various tastes in lassi, such as sweet, sour, and hybrid; some may even taste bitter. Sure, you can use any taste, but you should use sour cherries. Since fruits used in this recipe are already sweet, ripe bananas are sweet, apples are also primarily sweet, and the same goes for chikoo and mango. It would be nice to have a hint of sour taste with these sweet fruits.

What if you don’t have certain fruits?

Mix fruit lassi has multiple fruits, and, likely, some of the fruits may not be available all the time. For example, in this recipe, we use apples, mango and chikoo. Out of which we all know mango is available only in summer. Similarly, apples are available in the market during winter.

Though you may find some sellers selling seasonal fruits yearly, they are adulterated or mixed with chemicals. Therefore, it is best to avoid such fruits and purchase seasonal fruits only in their season. “But what if my kid wants his/her favourite fruit in it?” you may ask. Worry not; there is a solution.

Flavoured syrups, such as mango, strawberry, apple, and kiwi, are available in the market. They may not give precisely the taste of a particular fruit to your lassi, but they can provide a resembling taste or the needed flavour, at least!

The majority of the syrups already have added sugar in them. So if you use them, you do not need to add sugar again to your lassi. If you think that syrup does not have sugar or is lacking in sweetness, add sugar to the amount required. I would not recommend adding sugar if the syrup already has it. It may make your lassi sweeter than needed.

You can also use the essence or flavouring of that particular fruit, but I would not recommend doing it because doing so will make it taste less natural.

Mixed fruit lassi VS Dry fruit lassi

Though it is evident from the name that Mix fruit lassi has fruits and Dry fruit lassi has dry fruits. But there are interesting links and differences between them, which are as follows.

In dry fruit lassi, raisins are presently made by drying the grapes. Therefore, grapes can be a juicy addition to mixed fruit lassi.

  • Mixed fruits lassi contains juices of fruits mixed in it as a natural flavour. In dry fruit lassi, there is no juice, of course, since they are dry fruits.
  • You can use dry fruits as a topping in mixed fruits lassi, but dry fruits are the prominent flavour in dry fruit lassi.
  • Mixed fruit lassi is more suitable for summer days. In contrast, dry fruits in the dry fruit lassi are known for providing heat to the body, making them more relevant in winter.
  • Comparatively, mixed fruit lassi is easier to digest than dry fruit lassi because dry fruits require extra effort by the digestion system.
  • Every fruit in the mixed fruit lassi is a fruit. But almonds, pistachio and cashew in dry fruit lassi are technically seeds of their respective fruit/tree.
  • Mixed fruits lassi has a soft texture. On the other hand, dry fruit lassi is crunchier and will provide a chewy texture.


Can I use Dry fruits in mixed fruit lassi?

Yes, you can! Though I am not using them in this recipe, cashew and pistachio are the best options for dry fruits you can use in the lassi. Cashew goes well with the fruits in the lassi. You can also add them by crushing them into small pieces.

How else can I add fruits to Mixed fruit lassi?

In this recipe, I am blending the fruits with the lassi. If you want, you can fill the glass with fruits first and then pour lassi on it; this way, you can enjoy the taste of fruits separately.

Another way is to blend the fruits with curd (slightly less curd than this recipe) and make a paste. Then you can add milk or buttermilk to the paste. The best parts about this method are 1. You get the different royal taste of milk or buttermilk, and 2. You can adjust the amount of paste or milk to decide which taste should be dominant in your lassi.

Why should I avoid citrus fruits in Mixed fruit lassi?

The main reason is that curd’s nature is sour. Citrus fruits are also sour. Mixing them with lassi can be hard on your digestive system and cause digestive disorders. You can use them in small amounts, but avoiding them as much as possible is best.