Chilled Apple and Maple Lassi

In celebration of maple season, a long-standing tradition at Rideau Hall, check out this chilled apple and maple lassi recipe from Chef Louis. This milkshake-like drink is full of healthy ingredients and can be enjoyed with lots of different garnishes to top it off.

Ingredients Two Servings
Ice 1 ½ cups
Apple, chopped into cubes 1 cup
Maple syrup 3 tbsp.
Yogurt or coconut cream 1 cup
Lemon juice 2 tbsp.
Optional: Newfoundland Screech Rum 2 oz
Cacao powder ½ tsp.
Ground cinnamon 1 tsp.
Bitter cacao nibs 2 tsp.
Additional maple syrup (to drizzle)  
Apple Slice 2
Cinnamon Stick 2


  1. In a blender, combine the ice, yogurt, apple cubes, lemon juice, maple syrup and optional rum. Blend until smooth.
  2. Fill a cocktail glass (or two, if you’re sharing) halfway, leaving the rest of the mix in the blender
  3. Add the cinnamon and cacao powder to the remaining mix in the blender, then pulse for a few seconds.
  4. Slowly pour the other half of the mix into the glass(es) so that the colour contrast is visible.
  5. Drizzle with additional maple syrup and sprinkle the cacao nibs on top.
  6. Garnish each glass with a slice of apple and a cinnamon stick.
  7. Enjoy!