MANGO AGUA FRESCA, Mexican mango drink

We Mexicans use mango for everything!! We love it as a salad, as a ceviche, for paletas, in our guacamole and of course in agua fresca. Here is the recipe for mango agua fresca, a refreshing, vibrant and fun drink.
Six glasses of Mexican mango drink with ice are arranged on a white surface. Each glass is topped with lime slices and surrounded by lime wedges and orange slices. The drinks have a vibrant, refreshing appearance, and some glasses have tiny decorative prints on them.
In Mexico, we also call it agua de mango, which in English means mango water.

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We Mexicans use mango for everything!! We love it as a salad, as a ceviche, for paletas, in our guacamole, and, of course, in agua fresca. Here is the recipe for mango agua fresca, a refreshing, vibrant, and fun drink.

What is agua fresca?

Agua fresca is a Mexican drink made with fruit water and a sweetener. You can also make them with grains, such as horchata made with rice or oats, flowers (jamaica), or seeds (limeade with chia seeds). They are colorful, refreshing, easy to make, and very popular; I’m sure you will love this recipe.

A whole mango, half a mango with skin, and a diced mango half sit on a plate with lime wedges on a light surface. There is a bowl of white sugar near the plate, a glass pitcher with water, and a white cloth beside the pitcher, suggesting ingredients for making mango agua fresca.

Ingredients for the agua de mango

  • Mangoes, any ripe mango, will work here. I like to use Mexican mangoes like Ataulfo or Tommy.
  • Sugar cane sugar is best here, but you could also use monk fruit or coconut sugar.
  • Water

How to make agua de mango?

To make mango agua fresca, you need to cut the mangos, scoop the flesh out, place it in the blender, and then add sugar and water. Blend until smooth.

Taste while it is still in the blender; adjust if necessary. When the flavor is delicious, pour the agua fresca into a pitcher and add more water or ice if needed.

Best way to cut a mango

1. Place the mango on a cutting board with the thick part looking up. Then slice each side about a ¼ inch from the center.

2. You will have two "cheeks" and from here you could either scoop the pulp out with a tablespoon or make cross wide cuts into the flesh being careful not to touch the skin.

After you do the cuts both ways you can invert the cheek and cut the segments out.

A pitcher pours fresh orange juice into a glass garnished with a lime wheel. Two more glasses of juice and empty glasses are nearby. Lime wedges and a white cloth are on the table, with a slice of mango in the background on a light surface, evoking the refreshing vibes of mango agua fresca.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use only ripe mangoes to make this refreshing drink.
  • If the mango flesh has a lot of fiber, strain it using a fine mesh strainer.
  • You can double the recipe and make paletas.
  • Use frozen mangos if you need to. I like to keep a bag in my freezer!
  • Combine mango types; it will still be delicious.
  • If your agua de mango is a little thick, fill a pitcher with ice and then pour the agua de mango; this will loosen it up and give you a refreshing drink.
  • Store in the fridge in an air-tight pitcher, lasting up to 3 days.
A hand is reaching for a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, filled with ice and garnished with orange pulp. There are five other similar glasses of Mexican drink on a white surface, some with small fruit decorations. Mango slices and lime wedges are scattered around.

Give this recipe a twist

  • Make mango lime agua fresca; squeeze a couple of limes into the blender. Lime juice is a great addition to make it fresh and delicious.
  • Serve it with fresh mint sprigs.
  • Mix it with chamoy to make an easy mangonada
  • Mix with your favorite tequila or rum.
A hand is reaching for a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, filled with ice and garnished with orange pulp. There are five other similar glasses of Mexican drink on a white surface, some with small fruit decorations. Mango slices and lime wedges are scattered around.

Mango agua fresca, Mexican mango drink

Alejandra Graf
We Mexicans use mango for everything!! We love it as a salad, as a ceviche, for paletas, in our guacamole and of course in agua fresca. Here is the recipe for mango agua fresca, a refreshing, vibrant and fun drink.
4 de 6 votos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 73 kcal

Equipment

  • blender
  • Picher

Ingredients
  

  • 2 mangoes about 2 1/2 cups of pulp
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 5-8 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Blend the mango with three or four cups of water, depending on your blender.
    Blend until smooth, test for sweetness and adjust if needed.
    Pour into the pticher and slowly add the rest of the fresh water. Taste half way and add more water if needed.

Notes

  • Strain if needed
  • Use sweetner of your choice

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 747IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword agua fresca, mango, mango agua fresca

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