Make this easy and refreshing mango lemonade this summer! It’s a delicious nonalcoholic drink that kids and adults will love. Just blend the fresh mango with water, sugar, and citrus juice, and you’ll have some wonderful lemonade to enjoy.
- 3 cups fresh mango, diced (about 3 large mangoes; 525g)
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar (250g)
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (240 ml)
- 1 cup water (240 ml)
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (80 ml)
- Start by dicing the fresh mango. Turn the mango 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 mango: 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 mango 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, and 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.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: nonalcoholic, recipe