Mexican Mangonada Recipe (Chamoyada)
A mangonada is a Mexican drink made with juicy mangoes, chamoy and Tajin a chile-lime salt seasoning. It’s a summertime treat that combines sweet fruit flavors with savory and spicy tones. This fun drink for the whole family can easily be made at home.
If you’re looking for a non-spicy Mexican mango ice cream recipe you can find it on my No Churn Mango Ice Cream recipe post.
What is a Mangonada?
A Mangonada is also known as mangoneada, chamoyada, or chamango. They may be called a different name, but it’s all the same delicious mango slushy treat.
If you love mangos and ice-cold treats then mangonadas are quickly going to become a favorite treat of yours.
The names and preparation methods may differ a bit, but the basic simple ingredients are always the same: ripe mangoes and chamoy, a savory-sweet sauce that has a hint of spice, and lime juice to create an extra burst of flavor.
To make it even better, the cup is usually rimmed with Tajin, a chili-lime powder, and also served with a tamarind candy straw.
This combination of sweet fruit flavor and spicy notes makes for an incredibly tasty drink that will tantalize your taste buds! It should be added to your list of favorite Mexican drinks.
In Mexico, you can find mangonadas in all of the paleterias and also alot of street vendors sell them.
In the US, thanks to Mexican immigrants, mangonadas have become quite the popular treat with the Latino community as well as anyone else who happens to be lucky enough to discover them.
What Do Mangonadas Taste Like
A mangonada is sweet, spicy, a little tart and a tad savory or salty.
It’s a heavenly combination because it has the 4 flavors that food needs to make it the perfect balance on your taste buds.
- Sweet: comes from the sweetness of the mango
- Spicy: from the Tajin
- Tart: from lime juice
- Savory (or salt): also from the Tajin
The chamoy sauce provides sweet, spicy, tart and a touch of savory.
What is Chamoy Sauce
So what is chamoy sauce?
Chamoy is a bright orange-red sauce made with pureed dried fruit, water, sugar, chile, and vinegar.
The result is a thick sauce or paste that’s sweet, spicy, tart and fruity.
It’s a hugely popular condiment for countless Mexican snacks. You can find it in Mexican foods stores, Amazon carries or you can make your own chamoy at home too.
Mexican Recipes Using Chamoy Sauce and Tajin
- Dulces Enchilados or Chamoy Candy
- How To Make Mexican Mango Flowers
- Jicama with Lime Juice and Tajin
- Chelada | Easy Mexican Beer Cocktail
- Easy Mexican Cucumber Recipe (Snack Made with Chili and Lime)
- Ancho Reyes Cocktail | Cucumber Cocktail
Are Mangonadas Vegan
Simple answer is yes, yes mangonadas are vegan!
There are no animal products used in making this delicious mango slushy treat.
Making your own mangonada at home can be easy if you have the right ingredients on hand— which aren’t difficult to find.
- mango (fresh or frozen)
- chamoy sauce
- Tajin (the chili lime seasoning)
- ice cubes
- lime juice, optional
- tamarind sticks for serving (also called tamarind straws)
- sugar or sweetener, optional
Other additional ingredients that may be used are mango juice or mango nectar. They will add sweetness to the drink.
If you don’t have access to fresh limes juice you can use fresh lemon juice instead.
I don’t use a sweetener, but if you want a sweeter taste then you can add some cane sugar or sweetener of choice. The amount of sugar or sweetener is up to you.
When Tajin isn’t available then you can make a mix of red chile powder and salt to use for the rim.
The tamarind stick, you’ll find them at the Mexican food store by the name of tarugos. It adds another delicious layer of flavors, but if you can’t find it then just omit it.
Mangonada with Tequila
Tequila isn’t an ingredient traditionally used in mangonadas but if you’re looking for something different why not give it a try?
All you need is tequila blanco (silver) along with some fresh lime juice added into the mango mixture after blending everything else together – this adds an interesting twist to the traditional recipe while still keeping its original flavor profile intact.
Click here to see my Mango Chamoy Margarita recipe!
Just remember to go easy on the tequila since too much alcohol can overpower everything else so start off small then adjust accordingly until desired taste level has been achieved!
I suggest adding a shot (or two) of tequila only.
Should You Use Fresh or Frozen Mango
Some people like to use fresh mango, and others prefer to use frozen mango due to the fact that it’s available all year long in the frozen section of the grocery store.
I’ve also seen recipes that use mango sorbet.
It’s up to you.
How to Make a Mangonada at Home
Making a mangonada or mangoneada or chamoyada or chamango at home is not difficult at all.
Step 1 : Place some Tajin in a small bowl for the rim of the cup. Grab your cup and rub the rim with some lime juice, then dip rim of glass into the Tajin until well coated. Drizzle chamoy sauce into the cup — swirl it around as you do. If you’d like you can add a little bit of chopped mango into the bottom of the cup. Set aside.
Step 2 : Place the mango pieces in the blender along with the ice cubes, water, lime juice. Blend until the ice and mango are completely broken down and you have a slushy consistency.
Step 3 : Pour the slushy or frozen mango mixture into the prepared cup. You can create layers with the slushy, then chopped mango and some chamoy sauce and keep repeating until you reach the top. Or simply pour the slushy into the cup and decorate with chopped mango, more chamoy, chili powder or Tajin, and the tamarind stick.
How to Serve
Mangonada are traditionally served inside a clear, disposable plastic cup.
First chamoy sauce is drizzled inside of the cup to coat it before adding the rest of the ingredients.
The arrangement or layering of the ingredients is where things can vary from person to person or paleterias.
Some people like to alternate layers of the mango slushy with fresh pieces of mango. Some like to just pour in a single layer of all of the slushy into the prepared cup, and top with the mango chunks, Tajin and tamarind straw.
It really doesn’t matter how you later it because it’s the combination of all these flavors that create the incredible taste of a mangonada.
More Mango Recipes To Try
• How To Make Mexican Mango Flowers (Video Tutorial)
• 4 Ingredient Mango Ice Cream
• Mango, Orange And Red Chile Salsa
•The Easiest And Fastest Way To Peel A Mango (Video Tutorial)
Make Some Mangonadas Today!
See how easy that was to make? Besides getting to drink this super fun treat it’s great making it at home anytime the craving strikes and you just can’t go out to get one.
I actually made this mangonada quite often and love the special sweet and spicy treat.
To me, they are the perfect treat to help me cool off on a hot day.
Thanks for stopping by amigos! If you make a mangonada do make sure you tag me on social media.
The BEST and Easiest Mangonada Recipe
Mangonadas are one of those truly unique drinks that everyone should try at least once – their combination of sweet fruitiness combined with savory spices is like nothing else out there.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there & enjoy some refreshing & flavorful mangonadas today – your taste buds will thank you later!
Below is the mangonada recipe are links to Amazon where you can purchase most of the ingredients needed.
How To Make Mexican Mangonadas
- 1 large mango roughly chopped (it should be a little more than 1.5 cup of mango)
- ½ cup cold water or mango nectar
- 8 large ice cubes (use as many as you'd like)
- 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3 Tablespoons chamoy sauce or to taste
- 2 Tablespoons Tajin as much as you'd like
- extra chopped mango optional
- tamarind stick optional
- Place the chamoy sauce and Tajin in a small dishes, rim the glass into the chamoy sauce then into the Tajin powder. Next pour some chamoy sauce near the top and swirl it around to coat around the glass and down to the bottom. If you want you can add a little bit of the extra chopped mango to the bottom of the glass.
- Place the mango pieces in the blender along with the ice cubes, nectar or water, and lime juice. Blend until the ice and mango are completely broken down and you have a slushy consistency.
- Pour the slushy into the prepared glass. If you'd like you can alternate layers of mango slushy, then chamoy, then mango slushy repeating until you reach the top.
- Serve with a reusable straw or a tamarind stick and enjoy!
- Instead of using ice cubes you can use frozen mango and add a little bit of water or mango nectar to get the slushy texture.
- Instead of water you can use mango nectar or juice.
- If you want a sweeter mangonada then add sugar to your taste.
- For a spiked version make a margarita by simply adding a shot or two of silver tequila and blending. Serve the same way.
Nancy Lopez is a food blogger and author of the cookbook Mexican Tamales Made Meatless. Born in Mexico, raised in the US, and currently living in Southern Mexico, she has followed a meatless diet for almost 10 years. It is her passion and mission to share all she has learned about vegan Mexican cooking and vegetarian Mexican recipes. Mexican Made Meatless is a blog dedicated to preserving the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine just without the meat. It’s a place to celebrate Mexican culture and all it’s delightfully delicious traditional foods. Read more…
These were so yummo! I already made them 3x for the family and they can’t get enough. Thank for the easy recipe.
A Mexican friend introduced me to these. I love themand now I can make at home. Thank you
So happy to hear you’re a fan of mangonadas, enjoy!
These are so delicious!
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This is the best and easiest recipe I seen. thanks
Thank you and enjoy your mangonadas!
magnificent put up, very informative
These are amazingly refreshing and tangy! Love them ! Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you so much, enjoy — I love them and make them often, hope you do too.
One of our favorite summer treats . The recipe is great and easy to follow . Thank you ☺️
Agreed, a perfect summer treat! Thank you
Oh my this looks so delicious! I can’t wait to make some when I get home ❤️
Thanks so much!
These are so delicious! I can’t wait to make them again when I get home ❤️
Enjoy, they’re such a great treat. Thanks!❤
Perfect!!! I been looking forward to making them this weekend…
You can add a shot of tequila and make it a fun weekend drink. Enjoy and thank you!
Best mangonada recipe !!! I keep making it at least once a week. Thank you for the recipe!!
Thanks so much, I’m glad you’re enjoying them. My pleasure!
I grew up in a Mexican neighborhood and learned about all these yummy treats. I am so happy that I found your recipe. My Kids and I love making these . Thank you for sharing.
Aw your comment totally made my day! Thanks so much and I hope you and your kids enjoy making them.
Thanks so much!
Just made this!! It was a hit! Thank you for your delicious recipes
Thank you so much for trying my recipe and also for letting me know.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on website. Regards
Thank you I wanted to makes these for the 4th Of July.
Thanks, Monica and enjoy!
Parfait bel article, bravo!
Finally a real easy and authentic recipe. I’ve tried other ones and this one has been my favorite so far. Gracias
So happy to hear this, thanks Arely! Enjoy your mangonadas.
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One of my favorite Mexican drinks thanks
Mine too! 🙂
Still a favorite of your recipes
Glad to hear it, thank you!
Yum! We love mangonadas but I have never made one at home before! I didn’t realize they were so easy!
Thank you so much, Kayla & I hope you enjoy.
I’ve never had a mangonada before but after reading your recipe I will definitely give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!
I hope you do, it’s so easy and yummy! Thank you.
Oh, this sounds so exotic and wonderful. I love mango! I will have to give this a try.
Hope you do, enjoy!
So excited to make this amazing recipe at home! Thank you 🙂
Thank you and hope you enjoy the mangonada. Thanks!
Can’t wait to make this!
Thanks Amanda, enjoy!
Excellent recipe, thanks. I remember this from Texas, but living in the Philippines now.. and we have plenty of mangoes.
Also, with the substitute for Tajin, I would make it with lime zest as well, because that’s also in Tajin.
My pleasure Dan, enjoy your mangonadas!
Thank you for your delicious recipe. My friend shared It with me and I tried it. Never think of something like it. You are awesome.
Thanks so much Camila!
I’ve made your recipe so many times and like it alot. I don’t like the paleteria ones because they so sweet.
Thank you Angela, so happy to hear it. Enjoy!
I’d never heard of this drink but I love mangos so I knew it was going to be a winner! So yummy!
I hope you give it a try and if you have kids they’ll love it too. Thank you Liz 🙂
I love the many similarities between Mexican and Indian cuisines. We love mango, chili and tamarind and this has everything. I already have the names written down for the tamarind straw and going to go buy them from the Mexican grocery store.
Yes, I also love how much our cuisines have in common…it’s no wonder why Indian cuisine is one of my favorites. I think you’ll really enjoy mangonadas. 🙂
Super easy! Thank you.
I am drooling. Every combination is my favorite. Perfect Summer drink. Very refreshing and colorful. I love all the flavors in this drink.
Thank you Veena!
Mango and tajin work so well together and this sweet and spicy drink is a great example of that! I personally love using frozen mango because I love the extra mango flavour you get!
Frozen mangos are a great option too. Thank you Nicole!
What a fabulous looking drinking. I need to find or make some chamoy as it’s not easily available here in Italy!
Homemade chamoy is amazing, hope you try it soon!
Oooh, yum! I had never had mangonadas before but was intrigued, so I tried these out. We LOVED them! Thanks for introducing these to us!
Thank you Erin, so happy to hear you enjoyed them.
I had some overripe mangoes to use up and this was the perfect thing to use them on! Such a fun drink. I need another tonight! 😀
Yes, the perfect use for those mangos. Thank you Alex!
I just love sweet and salty drinks ~ this one was amazing. I served the drinks with shots of tequila. So yummy!!
Tequila makes it a super fun drink for adults 🙂 Thank you Amy!
Made these yum!
Happy to hear you enjoyed them. Thank you!
Mangonadas are one of my favorite drinks and this recipe for it seems incredibly flavorful and tasty.
Thank you Moop, hope you give them a try!
Hi mexicanmademeatless.com administrator, Your posts are always on point.
This was so good. I also added a shot of tequila and even better for the adults.
Tequila goes great with mango. Did you see my chamoy margarita? https://mexicanmademeatless.com/mango-chamoy-margarita-recipe/