Popular with street vendors and palaterias, this Mangonada recipe (also known as a Chamoyada or Chamango) is a frozen mango drink made with juicy mangoes, chamoy, and chile-lime seasoning.
Hot Summer Days need GOOD Drinks!
Would you like to know the best drink for a hot, summer day?
Yes yes! This delicious drink will blow your socks off – it’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy a hot summer day. Even in Phoenix, when temps soar above 110 degrees F (which is… quite possibly ALL summer long!)
Our local mall has a Raspado shop within – they make the most delicious snacks and eats, even drinks, for people of all ages. My kids are addicted to this little shop and I’ll be honest … it is very very good. But it is also very expensive, especially when you have to buy something for each child.
This Mangonada is the perfect drink to make at home – double it, triple it, whatever you have to do. Make one for everyone!
What is a Mangonada?
A mangonada is a blended sorbet of frozen mangoes, mixed with Chamoy and served with the deliciously addictive spices of Tajin.
SO easy to make at home, and just a fraction of the price of your refresqueria – the best part is that you can add as little or as much Chamoy (or Tajin) as you like. The end result is a refreshing summer drink that’s highly addictive!
A Mangonada is a little sweet…
Just a little spicy…
And a bit little salty, too!
A mangonada is a traditional Mexican beverage – also known as a Chamoyada, or Chamango (same drink, just another name!)
How to Make a Mangonada at Home
Prepare your glasses: You want your glasses to look beautiful! If you want your mangonada to look like those that you can buy at the refresqueria, you’ll want to dip the rims in Chamoy and then in Tajin.
Mix your sorbet: Add your frozen mango, nectar, lime juice, sugar and ice in a blender and blend well. You’ll want it to be the consistency of sorbet.
Add chamoy and pour the sorbet: Add your chamoy to the glasses and tilt the glasses to coat the chamoy inside. Then pour your sorbet within each cup and top with a tamarind straw. You can top with more chamoy, Tajin, frozen mangos or tamarind straws – there is no right or wrong on serving a mangonada!
What if I can’t find Tamarind Straws?
You can pick them up on Amazon! Check out your Mexican market near to you as well. I love being able to pick up stuff on Amazon and have it delivered to my door (win win for me!)
If you can’t find chamoy or Tajin at your supermarket in the produce aisle, you can find them on Amazon, too.
Ready to make a Mangonada? Let’s do it!
Mangonada Recipe (Chamoyada, Chamango)
- 16 oz frozen mango
- 12 oz frozen nectar
- 1 C ice
- 1 ea lime juiced
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp Tajin seasoning
- 3 Tbsp Chamoy sauce
- Tamarind candy sticks (Tamarind straws)
- Dip the rims of your glasses in the Chamoy sauce and then in the tajin seasoning to create a nice rim on your glass.
- Drip some of the Chamoy sauce on the sides of the inside of the glass.
- Blend the frozen mango, mango nectar, ice, lime juice, and sugar in a blender until smooth.
- Pour the mango sorbet in the evenly amongst the glasses. Serve with a tamarind straw. (Optional: You can also use slices of mango or lime to garnish the glass.)
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