Do you love mangoes and lemons? Our refreshing mango lemonade is the ultimate combination of these two delicious fruits, and you'll definitely want a refill!
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Curious about what you need to make this mango lemonade? There are only a few simple ingredients involved in this drink!
- Mango: Use fresh mango puree to add this delicious flavor to the drink.
- Sugar: This sweetens the lemonade and enhances the flavors.
- Water: This dilutes the lemonade so it isn't too sour or too sweet.
- Lemon & Lime Juice: Be sure not to use bottled juice; freshly squeezed citrus juice will make this lemonade taste amazing!
How to Make
Gather the ingredients for the mango lemonade. You'll need mangoes, lemon juice, lime juice, water, and sugar.
- Start with slicing the mangoes. Cut each piece of fruit lengthwise into three slices, two of flesh and one of the pit.
- Score the two flesh pieces in a crosshatch pattern with a knife, making sure not to cut through the skin. Flip the flesh side out so it resembles a hedgehog and trim the flesh off of the skin. Cut off the skin from the pit piece and trim off as much flesh as possible.
3. Puree the fresh mango with the sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
4. Add the water and lime juice and blend until mixed. Taste and add more water, citrus juice, or sugar-based upon the sweetness of the mangoes and your personal taste.
5. Pour into ice-filled glasses.
6. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy right away!
Yes, they do! The sweetness of the mango tastes wonderful with the tartness of the lemon. Combining mango and lemon into one drink really brings out the best in both of these flavors.
It's a refreshing blend of pureed mango with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar, and water. I like to add a little lime juice to deepen the flavor. This drink is just the thing to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon!
One serving of about 8 fluid ounces contains 339 calories. For the full nutritional information, scroll to the bottom of the recipe card.
Yes, you definitely can. Simply make the drink and pour it into a freezer-safe container. Freeze for about 4-6 hours, depending upon how cold your freezer is. Be sure to stir the mixture halfway through, and break up any clumps with a fork before serving. Allow to thaw slightly for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Leftovers: This lemonade can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days and sipped at your leisure.
- Freezer: Store it in the freezer to make popsicles or a slushie. (See the directions above for the slushie version.)
- Use plain or fruit-flavored sparkling water instead of plain water. Be sure to stir it in after the ingredients have been pureed in the blender.
- Reduce the diced mango to 2 cups and add 1 cup of strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pineapple, or any other fruit you like.
- Make this into an orangeade or limeade by using 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange or lime juice instead of the lemon juice.
- Make this drink into a slushie by freezing it in a large freezer-friendly container for about 4-6 hours. Break up any clumps with a fork before serving.
- Use mangoes that are ripe, but still a little firm. They'll taste good and still be easy to cut.
- Squeeze the citrus juice yourself for the best taste.
- Want to make this fancier? Replace the water with plain or fruit-flavored sparkling water, and add it after all the ingredients have been pureed in the blender.
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- 3 cups fresh mango, diced (about 3 large mangoes)
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- Start by dicing the fresh mango. Turn it so one of the pointed ends is standing on the cutting board. Use a sharp knife to slice off the sides, leaving you with three pieces of fruit: one with the pit and two with the flesh.
- Score the two flesh pieces in a crosshatched pattern, being careful not to cut through the skin. Flip the flesh out so the piece resembles a hedgehog, then use the knife to cut the diced fruit off of the skin. Repeat with the other piece, then trim off as much flesh as possible from the pit.
- Place the diced mango in a blender, add the lemon juice and sugar, and puree until smooth.
- Add the water and lime juice and blend again until well mixed. Taste and adjust the amount of citrus juice, water, and sugar to your personal taste.
- Pour over ice, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, and enjoy. Leftover lemonade can be refrigerated for up to 3 days, or frozen into a slushie.
- It's best to use mangoes that are ripe, but still slightly firm.
- Be sure to freshly squeeze the citrus juice for the best flavor. I like to use this citrus reamer to make the process quick and easy.
- Want to make this more fancy? Replace the water with plain or fruit-flavored sparkling water, and add it after all the ingredients have been pureed in the blender.
This post was originally published on July 10, 2020.