Homemade mangonada recipe

This is the perfect recipe to make a healthy mangonada. It is made with frozen mango and homemade chamoy.
Me holding a yellow dish with four healthy mangonadas

what is a mangonada?

Mangonadas are a delightful Mexican treat made from mango sorbet, chopped frozen mango, or mango purée, blended with chamoy sauce, chili powder, and pieces of chile-coated dried fruit. Essentially, it’s mango enhanced with chamoy.

For an adult twist, you can transform a mangonada into a refreshing cocktail by adding tequila or another liquor of your choice.

When is the best time to enjoy a mangonada? They are perfect for sipping on a hot day by the pool, at the park, during a summer BBQ, or you can keep some ready in the freezer to satisfy a craving for Mexican-style sweets.

Mangonadas are sweet and tasty, tangy and spicy. The mango flavor gets a huge punch with the sweet and tart flavor of the chamoy and the tanginess of the lime juice and chile powder. They are a very refreshing Mexican mango drink.

Ingredients for the best mangonada

a bowl with fozen mango and a jar of homemade chamoy sauce in the back
  • Frozen mango.
  • Chamoy sauce.
  • Chilli powder. You can use Tajin, ancho chili powder, or any other chili mix you like.
  • Lime.
  • Dried fruit with chili powder. The finishing touch to a mangonada often includes an “enchilada” fruit stick, which can be a straw wrapped in tamarind candy, spicy peanuts, or dried mango coated in chili powder.

How to make a mangonada?

Pureed mango in the blender container

To prepare a refreshing mangonada, you need to have all the ingredients ready beforehand.

Start by blending the frozen mango with lime juice and sugar.

Once the mango is blended, it’s time to serve it layered with chamoy sauce, chili powder, salt, and spicy dried fruit.

Tips & tricks for the best mangonadas

  • Taste the mangonada, adjust if needed, and taste again until you get the desired flavor. In Mexico we make them by heart and it mostly depends on your taste.
  • Add some liquid to the blender to ensure it runs smoothly. You can use water or lemon juice, not too much, the consistency of the mango puree has to be thick. However, if you have a high-power blender like the Blendtec or Vitamix, you don’t need to add liquid.
  • Allow the frozen mango chunks to thaw for about 5 minutes before blending it to make it softer and easier to blend. You could also use fresh mango chunks and ice cubes and freeze later to achieve the same consistency.
  • For garnishes, you can use tamarind candy straws, spicy peanuts, fresh mango, spicy mango, or any other sweets that you like. Rim the glasses with lime and Tajin or chile-lime salt.
  • To make a spkied mangonada add tequila to the mango mix. Garnish the same with a drizzle of chamoy, the tamarind straws, sprinkle Tajin and spicy fruit on top.

What is chamoy?

Chamoy is a popular Mexican condiment that adds a sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavor to paletas, vegetables and treats like mangonadas. This delicious sauce is typically made from dried fruits, such as apricots or plums, along with lime juice, chili powder, and sugar.

four mangonadas on a yellow dish

Frequently asked questions

Homemade Mangonada Recipe

Alejandra Graf
This is the perfect recipe to make a healthy mangonada. It is made with frozen mango and homemade chamoy.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 487 kcal


  • blender


  • 8 cups frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup sugar * optional
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice * optional
  • 1 cup chamoy

To finish it

  • chopped chilli mango
  • chilli powder
  • Salt
  • lemon juice


  • Blend the frozen mango. If you are using sugar, tequila, or lemon juice, put it in the blender at once.
  • Taste and adjust the flavor.

For serving

  • Serve a layer of blended mango, a tablespoon or two of chamoy, a teaspoon of chopped spicy mango, a pinch of chili powder, a pinch of salt and a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Repeat. Serve with a straw and a spoon.


If you want to keep it in the freezer, put it in plastic or glass containers with lids. Store in the freezer until you are ready to eat it.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 487kcalCarbohydrates: 122gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 638mgFiber: 7gSugar: 99gVitamin A: 3574IUVitamin C: 135mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
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