Mangonada

Mangonada is a frozen mango treat with an infusion of bold flavors – it’s sweet, tangy, spicy, & delicious!! It’s Mexico’s favorite treat and you’ll love it too! It goes by many names such as Chamoyada, Mangoneada, Chamango, but they’re all the same!

Three plastic cups with mango drink garnished with Mexican candy.
Enjoy this Authentic Mangonada Recipe!

There’s nothing better to enjoy on warm days like a Mangonada. The sweetness of the mango, the spicy kick you get from the chamoy and a little tart from the lime juice, makes for a fun & exotic treat.

In Mexico you can find them in almost every ice cream place or street vendors. Chamoyadas are becoming more popular in the U.S. and some places are starting to sell them. Luckily now you can make your own!

Follow these easy steps to guarantee yours taste just like the originals back in Mexico:

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THE only Mangonada recipe you need

Ingredients

  • MANGOS – Use frozen from the grocery store or if using fresh, just chop and freeze them beforehand. Reserve one fresh mango to garnish the drink.
  • MANGO NECTAR – If nectar is not easily available, you can use juice as well. Another alternative is to use another tropical juice flavor like pineapple, guava or passion fruit. The combination of flavors will be amazing!
  • LIME JUICE – You may need one or two limes depending how large and juicy your limes are. If you only have fresh lemons, you can use that instead.
  • CHILI LIME SEASONING – I use my homemade version but you can use a store bought brand like Tajín. Don’t skip this ingredient!
  • CHAMOY – I have a recipe where I show you how to make your own homemade Chamoy You can also find it in Latin stores.
  • TAMARIND CANDY STRAWS – This a fun ingredient to garnish with! In Mexico we call them Tarugos. They may be hard to find locally in the U.S. but look in your Latin stores if you have one nearby. Luckily, they’re also sold online!

How to make Mangonada

Make the mixture

  • Start by blending the frozen mango, the nectar, lime juice and some ice. If you’re adding some “piquete” (booze), add it at this point.
  • Blend everything until it reaches a smoothie consistency.

Prepare The Cups

  • On two small plates, add some chili lime powder to one and chamoy in the other.
  • Grab your cup, dip the edge on the chamoy, then transfer to the chili lime powder plate to seal the chamoy on the cup.

Serve the Mangonada:

  • Swirl some chamoy on the sides of the cup and a little bit to the bottom.
  • Pour some Mangonada mixture in the cup, top with fresh mango chunks and sprinkle with chili lime powder. Add more chamoy on top, optional.
Filling a plastic cup with chamoy and mango frozen drink.

Garnish each glass with a tarugo (tamarind candy stick) which acts as the straw! If you don’t have tarugos then use a thick straw to enjoy this delicious Mexican treat!

The best part? Seeing how much everyone enjoys this drink!

3 plastic cups with cold mango drink topped with mango cubes.

Mangonada FAQ:

Is a Mangonada healthy?

Yes it is! It’s made mostly with fruit which keeps it natural. Enjoy in moderation if you’re watching your sugar intake.

What does Mangonada taste like?

It’s like a tropical slushy with a little tangy spice all combined in one. It’s an explosion of flavors that it’s worth trying!

What is chamoy made out of?

It’s a very popular condiment made from dehydrated fruit such apricot, mango or plums (or a combination of these), chili powder, salt, sugar, and a little citrus juice. It is sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and a little tart.….the perfect combination of flavors!

What is the red stuff they put on mangos?

The red ingredient is chamoy and chili lime seasoning. Chamoy is a very popular ingredient in Mexico.

A close up image of a mangonada cup garnished with mango chunks and a slice of lime.
Mangonada Con Chamoy

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If you make Mangonadas, I would love to hear about it! Leave me a comment below to let me know how you liked it? By adding a comment and star rating you’re helping Muy Delish get even better! ? Gracias!!!!

3 plastic cups with cold mango drink topped with mango cubes.

Authentic Mangonada Recipe

Servings 3 people
Ana Frias
5 from 32 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
This Mangonada is a treat you definitely need in your life! The main ingredients are mangoes, some chamoy, mango nectar and a little lime. Mangonadas is such a quick and easy fun cold drink to throw together for parties, friends and family, or just a quiet afternoon at home.
So delicious, easy, fresh, and fun!

Equipment

  • Blender
3 people

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz frozen mangos
  • 1 cup mango nectar or juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice About 1 large lime
  • 1 cup ice
  • chili lime seasoning
  • chamoy
  • 1 fresh mango cut into small chunks for topping
  • Tamarindo candy straws (aka Tarugos)

Instructions
 

Blend

  • Add the frozen mango, mango nectar, lime juice and ice in a blender.
  • Cover and puree on medium speed. Blend until smooth. About 1 minute.

Prepare cup

  • On two small plates, add some chili lime powder to one and chamoy in the other. Grab your cup, dip the edge on the chamoy, then transfer to the chili lime powder plate.
  • Swirl some chamoy on the sides of the cup.

To Serve

  • Pour some Mangonada mixture in the cup, top with fresh mango chunks and sprinkle with chili lime powder. Add more chamoy on top, optional.
  • Garnish each glass with a tamarind candy stick and a thick straw or a spoon. Enjoy immediately!

Video

*Ana’s Notes:

Yields about 40 ounces.
Calories do not include Chamoy, Tamarindo candy.

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NUTRITION

Serving: 12oz | Sodium: 233mg | Sugar: 35g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 323mg | Calories: 190kcal | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 43g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

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Mangonada with Chamoy and Mexican Candy

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62 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    if I went to the ice cream store closer to my house I would buy mango with chamyo and. Tajin also shared with my favorite WWE Superstar Smackdown Roman Reigns and his twin cousins Jimmy and Jey the same thing cause I know that Fruits and Vegetables can be lots of spices with Chamyo and tajin also not valentina sauce can be on. Popcorn my friends from People Care go crazy for valentina with popcorn and never stopped eating hot stuff but they,d just loved hot stuff The End

  2. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved the combination of sweet and spicy! This is now one of my favorite drinks and I can’t wait to make my own homemade mangonadas again!

  3. 5 stars
    I made these for a fun cocktail night in. We’ll be making more when the weather warms up and mangos come back into season for sure!

  4. 5 stars
    This Mangonada recipe turned out amazing! Just like the one I had in Mexico. I ended up making your chamoy too since I didn’t couldn’t find any at the store. i’m so glad I did since it was so much better! Thanks so much for the recipe… my family loved it over the weekend!

  5. 5 stars
    First time having this drink but I grew up eating all these ingredients I loved this drink and so did my girls.

  6. 5 stars
    This is such a tasty drink recipe, and I cannot thank you enough for also providing your recipe on how to make your own Chamoy!!!
    You Rock Ana <3

  7. 5 stars
    This was my favorite after school snack! And now the adult version looks even better!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you again for yet another amazing recipe! So delicious.
    Everyone of your recipes we make turns out perfectly! You are the best.

  9. 5 stars
    This was delicious!!! Adding the tamarindo vodka was perfect. I’ll have to remake this for my friends to try too, thank you for this recipe!

  10. 5 stars
    I’ve gotten a non-alcoholic version of this from my local grocery store before. I can’t wait to try it with tequila!

  11. 5 stars
    I tried Mangonada at your house and it was so delicious! I call it Chamoyada btw lol! Thank you for posting it! Now I can make my own.