This Mangonada is a popular Mexican drink made with layers of frozen, sweet mango with a tangy, spicy chamoy and tajin. Serve with a tamarind candy straw for a fun frozen treat.
What is a Mangonada?
A mangonada is a frozen Mexican treat made of blended sweet mango swirled with chamoy and chili powder. It has a sweet, tangy, spicy flavoring that is beyond delicious and refreshing.
You can usually find them for sale at ice cream vendors or street food stands. This treat goes by several names, Mangonada, Chamoyada, Chamango, and Mangoneada. But whatever you call it— it’s always a hit!
Why we love this recipe
- Family Friendly: this drink is a fun, festive drink that you can serve up to your young kids that they will enjoy!
- Fresh Fruit: this drink is made using real mango for the flavoring.
- Quick and easy: this recipe is as easy as adding ingredients to a blender and pressing a button. These drinks come together in minutes for a fun and refreshing treat.
Notes on some ingredients:
- Frozen Mango: this ensures a frosty mango smoothie without watering down the flavor.
- Lime: use fresh lime juice over bottled and sweetened lime juice.
- Tajin: this is a chile lime seasoning you can typically find in your local market in the produce aisle or the spice aisle.
- Chamoy sauce & rim paste: buy from the market or make your own! Here’s a recipe for Homemade Chamoy Sauce and Chamoy Rim Dip.
- Mango Nectar: this can be found in local markets either in the Hispanic aisle or the juice aisle.
- Tamarindo Straws: straws with tamarindo candy wrapped around them.
What is Chamoy?
Chamoy is a popular Mexican condiment, it has a sweet, tart, spicy flavoring. It’s made from dehydrated fruit (apricots and prunes), hibiscus and chili powder. For this mangonada recipe you can use a store bought or homemade chamoy.
How to Make
- Combine the frozen mango, mango nectar and fresh lime juice in a blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy! Taste and adjust ingredients as needed, if the mangos weren’t sweet enough you can add a bit of sugar if needed or add more lime juice if you want a more tart taste.
- Layer chamoy sauce with the mango smoothie. Be sure to have your glass already rimmed with the chamoy rim paste and tajin, then top your drink with additional chamoy and diced mango.
How to Serve and Eat
- Layer: pour some chamoy sauce into the cup and drizzle some along the inside of the glass if you want to swirl the colors and flavors together.
- Rim Dip: coat the rim with some chamoy rim dip and a sprinkle of tajin.
- Tarugo: these tamarind candies function as a straw for the drink. These can be found at Mexican markets or online. If you are unable to find one you can just use a thick straw.
- With alcohol: want to make an adult version? Simply add a shot of tequila or vodka to the mango mixture when blending.
- More fruit: want to combine with some other fruits? Blend up some strawberries or watermelon and layer with the mango sorbet for a fruity treat.
- Use Frozen Mango: this helps ensure a thick, frosty mango smoothie that is not watered down by using ice.
- Homemade Chamoy and Rim Paste: make your own and control the sweet, tart and spice in your recipe! Homemade Chamoy Recipe .
These are the same, this particular treat of blended mango, or shaved ice (raspado) with chamoy can be referred to by either name. It can also be called a Chamango.
This drink is a combination of sweet, tart, and slightly spicy.
The majority of the drink is naturally sweetened with fresh fruit, however, the chamoy sauce and rim paste do have sugar. If you are limiting your sugar intake, I recommend decreasing the amount of chamoy used in the recipe.
More Mexican Recipes to try:
- 10 ounces frozen mango, approximately 2 cups
- 12 ounces Mango Nectar/Juice
- 1 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
- ½ cup chamoy sauce
- ¼ cup tamarind chamoy rim paste
- tajin seasoning
- fresh mango, diced
- 4 tamarindo straws
- Add mango, mango nectar, and lime juice to blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick add more juice or water until desired consistency is achieved.
- Taste and add sugar if needed due to tartness. (usually not needed) add more lime juice if desired.
- Prepare glass by dipping rim into chamoy rim paste, then sprinkle with tajin seasoning as desired.
- Add chamoy sauce to the bottom of the glass then alternate pouring the mango smoothie and chamoy into the glass until filled.
- Top with fresh diced mango, a sprinkle of tajin and serve with a Tamarindo Straw.
I like this, mango is always great as a not too sweet fruit ingredient, and like it paired with lime, thank you!