Mangonada

Beat the heat with a Mangonada, a delicious beverage from the streets and shores of Mexico. Also called chamangos, these stunning, frozen mango drinks are made the classic way with chamoy, Tajín and tamarind straws.

a tamarind straw in a frozen mangonada drink with a rim of chamoy and Tajín.

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Mangonada recipe

Summer’s just about here, and we’ll all need some great drinks to beat the heat.

A while back, I tried a mangonada at a local restaurant, where I fell in love with this delicious drink that has the perfect balance of sweet, sour, salt and spice. I’ve been obsessed ever since.

Also called a chamango, the mangonada is a frozen mango beverage made from mango chunks or mango sorbet.

But it’s so much more than that: It also includes a layer of Chamoy, which is a condiment of fermented fruit, salt, sugar and chiles and a rim of chili-lime seasoning. And it’s best enjoyed with an edible tamarind straw with a tart, chewy coating.

They look complicated, but mangonadas are pretty simple to make at home — if you have the right ingredients. Luckily, they are easy to find at Latin American supermarkets.

More mango drink recipes: Mango MojitoFrozen Mango DaiquiriMango Lassi Smoothie Tiki Punch

Why you’ll love this recipe

Mangonadas are going to be your go-to summer drink.

  • Perfect for summer, the mangonada is a refreshing and delicious drink.
  • This non-alcoholic, frozen drink comes together easily in the blender.
  • Fruity and flavorful, this is a recipe that will get you familiar with new ingredients.

In Mexico, these drinks are sold by street vendors in the cities and at the beach. These drinks are perfect for relaxing by the pool, sipping on the beach or simply enjoying in the backyard on a hot day.

two mangonadas with a tamarind stick garnish.

Mangonada, chamango or chamoyada?

There is a small difference between these three drinks.

The chamoyada is a sorbet-like drink made with fruit juices or purée, chamoy sauce, Tajín seasoning and any kind of fruit such as pineapple, mango, strawberries or apricot.

The mangonada is a type of chamoyada, but it’s made with mango specifically. This drink is also sometimes called a chamango.

Tools & glassware

Besides a blender, you don’t need a lot of special tools for this recipe.

You’ll need some basic kitchenware. A few small plates are needed to rim the glass in chamoy sauce and chili lime seasoning.

For glassware, you can use a stemless wine glass as I did, or any other tall glass, such as a highball glass.

On the white table, ingredients for a delicious mango iced tea are prepared.

Ingredients

Here is what you will need to make your own mangonada drinks at home:

  • mango: Frozen mango works best, but you can use fresh, juicy mangoes if needed since we are also adding ice.
  • mango nectar: This is slightly thicker than mango juice.
  • fresh lime juice: You’ll need to juice one lime per drink.
  • Chamoy sauce: Chamoy is a saucy condiment made from chiles, lime juice and fruit like mangos, plums or apricots. You can use store-bought or make homemade Chamoy.
  • granulated sugar: Using white or cane sugar is best because it doesn’t alter the drink‘s color like brown sugar will.
  • chili-lime seasoning: Tajín is the most popular brand of this sweet and slightly spicy seasoning. It’s made with chili powder and dried lime zest.
  • tamarind candy sticks: Also called tamarind straws.
  • ice: Ice helps make the drink even colder, and it’s important if you are using fresh mango chunks. If you plan to make a lot of mangonadas, you might want to pick up a bag of ice cubes.

You can buy frozen mango and mango nectar at most grocery stores or freeze mangos yourself.

Chamoy, Tajín and tamarind straws can be purchased online or found at Latin American grocery stores.

How to make a Mangonada

Here’s how to make a delicious mangonada at home:

mango chunks and ice in a blender

Get out your blender and combine frozen mango chunks, mango nectar, lime juice, sugar and ice until totally smooth.

two white bowls, one containing chamoy and one containing Tajín seasoning

Pour some spicy Chamoy sauce on a small plate and some Tajín on another plate. Then dip the rims of your glasses in the Chamoy first, and then roll the edges in chili-lime seasoning.

Drizzle a little more Chamoy sauce on the inside wall of the glass. Pour the frozen mango mixture into the glass.

a jar of flautirriko tamarind straws

Garnish with a tamarind candy straw, slices of mango or lime wedges.

Tips & tricks

When blending up frozen fruit, it helps to let it thaw for a couple of minutes before blending.

Like you’re making a mango smoothie, pour the liquids in the blender first, then add the fruit on top. This helps the blender work seamlessly without the fruit getting stuck in the blades.

Make the drink gorgeous with a rim of chili-lime seasoning and a Chamoy drizzle inside the glass. Garnish with an edible tamarind straw. You can drink it or eat it with a spoon.

You could add a splash of tequila if you wanted a boozy drink!

a yellow frozen drink with red juices around the rim and a tamarind stick.

What to serve with Mangonadas

Mangonadas are a Mexican drink, so it makes sense to serve them with Mexican food.

Enjoy them with chips and peach salsa for a snack or appetizer.

You could also enjoy them with a round of your favorite tacos, like these pulled pork tacos with some elote on the side. These chili mango lime grilled chicken thighs would also be perfect for pairing with a mangonada.

For dessert, serve up some frozen margarita bars or some churros.

a bottle of Bokados Chamoy on a green towel.

FAQ

What is in a chamoyada?

The chamoyada is a frozen drink made from fruit juice, lime juice and frozen fruit, such as mango, pineapple or apricot. It is usually layered with chamoy sauce and has a rim of chamoy and chili-lime seasoning.

What is the difference between a mangonada and a Chamoyada?

The name Chamoyada refers to a frozen drink made with chamoy sauce, lime juice, fruit juices (or purée) Tajín seasoning and any kind of fruit such as pineapple, mango, strawberries or apricot. The mangonada is a type of chamoyada that is made with mango specifically. This drink is also sometimes called a chamango.

How do you drink a chamoyada?

Chamoyadas are often served with an edible tamarind straw. They can be sipped straight from the glass or with a straw. You can even eat them with a spoon if you prefer.

What is Chamoy?

Chamoy is a brand of a sweet-salty-and-spicy Mexican condiment, like a fruity hot sauce. It is made from dried chiles, lime juice and fruit like mangos, plums or apricots.

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a yellow frozen drink with red juices around the rim and a tamarind stick.

Mangonada

Yield: 2 drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Cool off with a Mangonada, a frozen mango drink with Mexican roots. It's garnished with flavorful Chamoy sauce, a rim of chili-lime seasoning and a tamarind straw.
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ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen mango
  • 12 ounces mango nectar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice about 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 tablespoons Chamoy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili-lime seasoning
  • 2 tamarind candy sticks (tamarind straws) optional

instructions

  • In a blender, combine frozen mango, mango nectar, lime juice, sugar and ice until totally smooth.
  • Pour Chamoy sauce on a small plate and some chili-lime seasoning on another plate. Then dip the rims of your glasses in the Chamoy first, and then roll the edges in the seasoning.
  • Drizzle more Chamoy sauce on the inside wall of the glass. Pour the frozen mango mixture into the glass.
  • Garnish with a tamarind straw, slices of mango or lime wedges.

notes

Chamoy, Tajín and tamarind straws can be purchased online, or you can find them at Latin American grocery stores.
When blending up frozen fruit, it helps to let it thaw for a couple of minutes before blending.
Like you’re making a smoothie, pour the liquids in the blender first, then add the fruit on top. This helps the blender work seamlessly without the fruit getting stuck in the blades.
Make the drink gorgeous with a rim of chili-lime seasoning and a Chamoy drizzle inside the glass. Garnish with an edible tamarind straw. You can drink it or eat it with a spoon.
You could add a splash of tequila if you wanted a boozy drink!

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nutrition information

Yield: 2 drinks

amount per serving:

Serving: 8ounces Calories: 376kcal Carbohydrates: 94g Protein: 3g Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0.4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g Sodium: 31mg Potassium: 622mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 80g Vitamin A: 7086IU Vitamin C: 116mg Calcium: 82mg Iron: 3mg
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