Mango Lassi Parfait
From The Brunch Box by Sharon O'Connor
Inspired by a popular Indian drink, a delicious mango and yogurt smoothie, this parfait has layers of Greek yogurt and juicy mango in a refreshing cardamon-infused syrup.
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and cardamom pods. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is melted. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the syrup from heat; let cool. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Add the mango and stir to blend. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt and honey an stir until blended. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mango-cardamom syrup.
Using a slotted spoon, add half the mango cubes to 6 glasses or bowls. Dollop half the yogurt in to the glasses or bowls and drizzle with a little cardamom syrup.
Repeat with the remaining mango and yogurt. Finish with a drizzle of cardamom syrup. Just before serving, sprinkle with nuts.