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Mangonada is a tasty frozen Mexican drink that has it all. Sweetness, tartness, a touch of spice, a ton of color, and even more. This Mangonada recipe is easy to make and is a wonderful treat for a hot Summer day or just when you want a special frozen blended drink. Get out your blender and make this beautiful Mangonada recipe today

Two Mangonadas with Tamarind candy straws on a white table with a mango and lime.

Mangonada Summary

The Mangonada is a specific kind of Chamoyada or fruit-based frozen dessert drink with the Mexican sauce Chamoy. While a Chamoyada can be made with many different types of fruit, the Mangonada is specific to, surprisingly, Mangos. 

First, rim a glass with some chamoy and Tajin Seasoning. Then add a dash of the chamoy to the bottom of the glass. Using a spoon, add some along the sides of the glass. This is for flavor but also helps give it a beautiful orange and red coloring.

Blender filled with frozen mango and juice.

Blend up some frozen mangos, lime juice, and sugar. Once that is blended, add the frozen mixture to our prepared glasses. Not completely full, but close to full.

Hand over blender while mixing frozen mango mixture.
Mangos, sugar, lime juice, and mango juice mixing in the blender. If you don’t have a strong blender, mix in have the mango at a time and blend.

Add a dash of chamoy and a sprinkle of Tajin. Layer on some fresh-cut mango. Then, on the top, another little dash of chamoy and sprinkle of Tajin. 

Finally, and optionally, add a Tamarind Candy straw. Drink up!

What is and where to find Chamoy Sauce?

Chamoy is a condiment for fruit and snacks. It is a brined fruit mixture that has chili powder to it. It has a salty, sweet, chili, and maybe even vinegary flavor to it. I have seen it described as a hot sauce for fruit. All I really know is that it is a tasty and exciting product.

Being a Midwest guy with a Norwegian background, I had just never tried Chamoy until I first tried a Mangonada, and now I am hooked. Chamoy is super interesting, and I am glad I found it, but where can you find it? First, if you have a local Mexican market, you should check that out. 

Locally in the Fargo area (where I live), I found it (and our tamarind candy straws) at a great local spot called La Unica. La Unica is such a great place for products, but they also serve some wonderful food. If you are outside of our region and don’t have a Mexican market, you can try Walmart or your store. You can also find Chamoy on Amazon (Affiliate Link)

Pouring Mango mixture into a glass that has already been rimmed and has chamoy in the bottom.
This picture is meant to show you how the glass should look when you are pouring in your Mangonada.

What is and where to find Tajin?

Tajin Seasoning is a mild flavoring of chili and lime. Outside of Mangonadas, this is an excellent seasoning for fruit or even meats. It is great to sprinkle on watermelon. Yum!

I found this to be a bit easier to find than chamoy. Your local grocery store may already carry Tajin, but if not, you can also purchase Tajin on Amazon. (AFFILIATE LINK)

Chamoy, Tajin, and Mango Nectar laid out on a wood cutting board.
Three vital ingredients to a Manganada.

Tamarind Candy Straws

Tamarind Candy Straws are a fun bonus to make a Mangonada just a little bit more special. These add more chili, sweet, and sour flavor to the mix. The drink has all of this already, but Tamarind Candy Straws are fun, and tamarind has a unique flavor that adds to this. 

I do think they add to the overall recipe, but if you are trying to cut down on calories, omitting the candy straw is an easy way to lighten up this recipe a bit. 

Cutting a Mango

We use both fresh and frozen mangos in this recipe. While the frozen stuff should already be cut and chunked, cutting fresh mangos can sometimes be tricky if you don’t know how. Check out this great video on how to cut and clean a mango.

Can I add Alcohol to a Mangonada?

Oh yeah! I think for us adults, a shot of Rum or maybe Tequila is great in this recipe. One shot for each drink and add it to the blender when you blend up frozen mango.

We have made many great frozen adult drinks before and I would suggest checking out our Frozen Strawberry Margarita recipe or maybe our White Russian Alcoholic Milkshake recipe.

Mangonada Recipe Tips

  • For added adult fun, consider adding Rum or Tequila to your mangonada
  • In your blender, add liquids before the frozen mango
  • If you have a less powerful blender, add ½ the frozen mango and blend. Then add the second ½ of the mango.
Mangonada with fresh mango on top, chamoy sauce, and Tajin.

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Two Mangonadas with Tamarind candy straws on a white table with a mango and lime.

Mangonada

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x
  • Category: Frozen Drink
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Description

Mangonada is a sweet and tasty Mexican frozen treat. Full of flavors and colors, this mango-flavored chamoyada is easy to make and a great Summertime drink. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 12 ounces can mango juice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 16 ounce bag frozen mango chunks
  • 4 teaspoons chamoy sauce (approximate) + more for glass rimming
  • ½ teaspoon tajin (approximate) + more for glass rimming
  • 1 fresh mango, cut into chunks
  • 2 tamarind candy straws (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add manjo juice, lime juice, and sugar to blender
  2. Add mangos and blend until mango is well incorporated
  3. On one plate add some chamoy sauce and spread out for glass rimming
  4. On second plate, add tajin
  5. For each of two glasses, dip top in chamoy and then tajin to give each glass a spiced rim
  6. In two glasses, add about 1 teaspoon (each) of chamoy sauce to bottom
  7. Using spoon or container, place some more chamoy along the inside of the glass. This will help flavor and give a colorful look
  8. Sprinkle just a dash of tajin inside each glass
  9. Fill each glass until almost fill
  10. Add just a splash of chamoy
  11. Add fresh mango. Then sprinkle with more chamoy and tajin
  12. Add tamarind candy straws and serve (optional)

Notes

  • For added adult fun, consider adding Rum or Tequila to your mangonada
  • In your blender, add liquids before the frozen mango
  • If you have a less powerful blender, add ½ the frozen mango and blend. Then add the second ½ of the mango.
  • Calories are NOT considering a tamarind candy straw, as that can vary widely.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ½ total
  • Calories: 319
  • Sugar: 71 g
  • Sodium: 226 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 78 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. This is tasty and what a fun drink. I had this once before and this recipe inspired me to give it a try. I was not disappointed.