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Mexican Mangonada

Mangonada is an exotic and explosive taste of Mexico, blending sweet and spicy flavours that will tantalise your taste buds. Imagine a velvety mango smoothie with a fiery kick from chamoy, a spicy sauce that lends its distinctive spicy flavour. Mangonada makes for a stimulating and refreshing frozen sweet drink, though it’s not exactly light on the calorie count!


  • 250g fresh mango cubes (frozen works well too)
  • Chamoy sauce (to taste)
  • 120 ml water
  • Juice of lime or lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or honey)
  • Tajín seasoning (optional)


Chill the mangoes before using. Dice them into bite-size pieces to make blending easier. Combine the mango cubes, lime juice, sugar and water in a blender and blend until you have a silky-smooth mixture.
To serve, prepare the glasses by sprinkling a little Tajín seasoning on each rim. Then pour chamoy sauce into the bottom and drizzle over the sides of the glass(es). Alternate a layer of mango mixture and more chamoy until the glass is filled. For the finishing touch, sprinkle additional Tajín seasoning on top. And that’s it! Typically, mangonadas are served hot and spicy, but feel free to adjust the heat level to your liking.


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