When the summer sun hits, there is nothing better than a sweet and tangy Mangonada, also known as Chamoyada or Chamango, to cool down with! A sweet, frozen mango drink with a slightly spicy, tangy swirl of Chamoy sauce, and a dash of tajin chile-lime seasoning, it’s the perfect drink on a hot summer day!
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What is Mangonada?
Mangonada is a popular Mexican frozen beverage or dessert made from mangos, fresh lime juice, ice, and a bit of sugar to sweeten it. Complemented with delightful slices of mango, a drizzle of Chamoy sauce, and a touch of fresh lime wedges, this delectable Mangonada recipe ensures you can savor the refreshing flavors of this Mexican mango drink at any time, immersing yourself in a perfect treat for those scorching summer days.
It’s the perfect summer treat for both kids and adults alike!
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What is Chamoy Sauce?
Chamoy sauce is a popular Mexican condiment made from pickled fruit, usually apricot, plum, or mango, along with chili peppers, lime, vinegar, sugar, and salt. It is often used as a dip or topping for snacks such as fresh fruit, vegetables, chips, and candy.
Chamoy sauce can have a sweet, sour, and spicy flavor profile and can vary in consistency from a thin liquid to a thicker paste. It is a very versatile condiment and can be used as a drizzle over fresh fruit or to flavor margaritas or other Mexican-inspired drinks such as this Mangonada.
You can find Chamoy sauce in most larger grocery stores in the Latin American section. You can also pick it up on Amazon if you can’t find it locally.
What are Tamarind Candy Sticks?
Tamarind candy sticks are a type of sweet and sour candy that is popular in many countries Latin American countries, particularly in Mexico. They are made from tamarind fruit, known for its sweet and tangy flavor.
Tamarind candy sticks can be enjoyed as a standalone snack or used as a delicious addition to other dishes. They can be diced and added to a salad for a sweet and sour twist, or used as a garnish for cocktails such as this Mangonada drink.
You can find tamarind candy sticks in most large grocery stores in the Latin American section. Alternatively, they can be purchased on Amazon as well.
Although a Mangonada requires a few unique ingredients that you might not have readily available, it is definitely worth seeking them out to indulge in this delightful mango Mexican drink!
Frozen Mango – Mangonada is a frozen sorbet-style drink so frozen mango gives it the perfect consistency!
Mango Nectar – Mango nectar can be found in the Latin American section of your local grocery store. It’s a delicious drink and usually comes in a can or glass jar.
Ice – This is a frozen treat!
Fresh Lime Juice – I really encourage using fresh lime juice to obtain the best flavor!
Chamoy Sauce – We will use Chamoy sauce as a drizzle in the glass not only to make our drinks pretty but for its sweet, slightly sour, and tangy flavor.
Sugar – For a bit more sweetness!
Tajin Seasoning – This is a Mexican seasoning often used on sliced fresh fruit and other snacks. It’s tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy. We will utilize it to decorate the rims of our Mangonada glasses.
Tamarind Candy Sticks – These candy sticks are hollow in the middle making the perfect and delicious straw for our frozen treat.
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How to Make Mangonada (Mango Chamoyada)
The method for making a Mangonada is very similar to making any other frozen treat such as a frozen margarita! You will need a few small shallow bowls for rimming the glasses as well as a blender.
Grab all your ingredients and have them ready to go! Making a frozen drink means you need to work fairly quickly especially if it’s a hot day!
Grab your blender and add the frozen mango chunks, ice, mango nectar, lime juice, and sugar! Blend until smooth and creamy.
Place the Chamoy sauce in one small shallow bowl and the tajin seasoning in a second bowl.
Dip the rims of your glasses in the Chamoy sauce first and then the tajin seasoning to create a pretty seasoned rim on your glasses.
Then drip some of the Chamoy sauce down the sides of the glasses and give it a gentle swirl to create a pretty design on the sides.
Pour the frozen mango mixture into the glasses and serve garnished with a Tamarind candy straw. Garnish with sliced mango and fresh lime wedges, if desired. Serve immediately!
There are several ways to change up this Mangonada recipe!
Spiked Mangonada or Mangonada Margarita – Add a shot of good quality Tequila and Triple Sec to make the perfect Mangonada Margarita!
Experiment with Fruit – Although a classic Mangonada typically includes mangoes, don’t hesitate to explore different tropical fruits or even a blend of fruits like pineapple and mango!
- Add the frozen mango, mango nectar, ice, lime juice, and sugar to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Place the Tajin seasoning and Chamoy sauce in separate shallow bowls.
- Dip the rims of your glasses in the Chamoy sauce and then in the Tajin seasoning to create a delicious and pretty rim on your glasses.
- Drizzle some of the Chamoy sauce on the insides of the glasses and give it a gentle swirl.
- Pour the frozen mango mixture into each glass and serve garnished with a Tamarind straw!
- If desired, add fresh mango slices and lime wedges as a garnish.
- Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1391mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 6gSugar: 61gProtein: 3g
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I hope you absolutely adore this invigorating and refreshing recipe for Mangonada Chamoyada. If you love refreshing fruity drinks, try this Strawberry Mojito Mocktail as well!