Homemade Mango Lemonade Recipe is made from scratch, quick and easily in a blender without any simple syrup with only 3 ingredients. It’s the perfect summer drink!
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This fresh homemade lemonade recipe with mango is super easy, quick and is made in under 10 minutes without simple syrup. Simply blend and is perfect for for back porch swinging, back yard picnics, summer BBQs or give a tropical twist to your own neighborhood stand.
I like to add rum, tequila or vodka and turn this recipe into a refreshing summer cocktail too. It’s perfect for an everyday drink, barbecues, birthday parties, holiday parties or baby showers.
This drink is bright, golden, beautiful and citrusy. The flavors are brilliantly fresh and it is one of the perfect way to enjoy this sweet summer tropical fruit. With this recipe you’ll learn a few tips for making the refreshing drink faster and more easily, plus we’ll help you find the perfect sweetness level for your taste with a ratio anyone can remember.
Why you’ll love this recipe?
- No planning ahead – No simple syrup makes this drink a ready-to-go beverage when a craving strikes.
- Summer in a glass – The addition of sweet summer fruit makes this the perfect summer drink.
- Make ahead – We have included steps to make this freezer friendly making it a great way to enjoy for several months past summer season.
- Adjust your sweetness – The benefits of an at home recipe is that you can adjust the sugar depending on your taste.
SKIP THE SIMPLE SYRUP
There is no need to turn on the stove for a simple drink! Traditional recipes involve making a simple syrup and then waiting for it to cool. This involves planning ahead!
Our favorite part of the recipe is that sugar is blended along with the tropical fruit, which skips the crucial step and makes it a simple blend and serve recipe.
WHAT IS A GOOD SUBSTITUTE FOR SUGAR?
Raw honey, agave or coconut sugar are all great alternatives. We love using honey since it contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. Go for raw, since it has no additives and tastes just as sweet.
CAN I SKIP THE SUGAR?
Sure can! Be sure to select very sweet mangoes for natural sweetness. The beverage won’t taste as delicious but sure is much healthier!
BEST MANGO TO USE
Select yellow or red colored fruits with no visible signs of green. It should feel very soft when pressed . A sweet fruit will not only make a tasty drink but also require less sugar.
HOW TO CUT A MANGO?
Hold the fruit in one hand, stand it on the stem end on a cutting board, cut from the top of the fruit, down one side of the pit. Repeat with other side and you will end up with three pieces. Score the flesh with the tip of a pairing knife without going through the skin, and scoop the flesh with a spoon (Check out this short Youtube video that might be helpful on how to cut a mango).
HOW TO GARNISH?
This bright, golden colored drink looks more beautiful topped with any of the following toppings –
- Fresh mint leaves
- Frozen raspberries
- Lemon slice or wedge
- Slit fresh red pepper for a spicy kick
- Fresh basil leaves
The ingredients for homemade lemonade couldn’t be simpler! You can make it with just 3 ingredients:
- Mango – Choose a sweet ripe fruit with smooth flesh.
- Lemons – Fresh lemons are essential for this recipe to get that great fresh squeezed taste.
- Sugar: White granulated sugar.
- Water: Quantity depends on how sweet you like your lemonade.
Pro Tips for Success
- Mangoes – Select sweet, ripe ones that are not fibrous.
- Sugar – Adjust the quantity depending on the sweetness of your fruits and your taste preference.
- Sweetness – Honey may be used instead of sugar.
- Water – The drink is slightly thick when blended due to the nature of the fruit. It gets diluted when served with ice.
- Best blender to use – We have had success with Vitamix or Nutri bullet for this recipe.
- Limeade – Replace lemon juice with lime juice for a true tropical twist!
- Sparkling – Use plain soda water instead of water.
- Spiked – Add a dash of rum, tequila, vodka or gin.
- Ginger – Blend a thin slice of fresh ginger along with the drink.
HOW TO MAKE?
This small batch homemade recipe is one of the easiest to make with no simple syrup. Add chopped mangoes, freshly squeezed juice, sugar and water into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE AHEAD?
You can make this drink ahead of time and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. It can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. We also love to pour the prepared mixture into popsicle molds to make homemade popsicles.
HOW TO FREEZE?
Yes! You can freeze the concentrate from this recipe and save it to make homemade beverage, any time. Follow the recipe as instructed without adding any water. Pour the blended concentrate into ice cube trays or into freezer bags and freeze for up to a month.
Pop one or two cubes into water for a quick single serve drink. This is great way to prep ahead for a get together.
Frequently Asked Questions
The flavor of bottled juice is not like freshly squeezed. Plus, it often has additives and preservatives. So, go for the fresh citrus!
Squeezing a fruit efficiently to get all of the juice out of it will save time and money. To get the most juice, you can roll the fruit firmly back and forth on your countertop before you cut it in half. Squeeze with your hands or using a citrus press.
Don’t add ice to your pitcher. Chill the drink without ice and then pour over ice just before serving. Another great way is to freeze the concentrate from this recipe and then add into a pitcher with water, which is a great way to keep it cold without watering down.
You can but we recommend using fresh ones. The frozen variety are generally not as ripe and sweet and the fresh fruits available in the peak of summer season.
More Mango Recipes to try-
- 1 cup chopped ripe mangoes
- 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/4 cup +2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
- 2 to 3 cups water
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass filled with ice cubes, garnish with fresh mint and enjoy!
(Use 2 cups water if serving with lots of ice and 21/2 to 3 cups if serving with very less ice - adjust sugar based on how sweet you like your drink)
Mango – Select sweet, ripe mangoes that are not fibrous.
Sugar – Adjust the quantity depending on the sweetness of your fruits and your taste preference.
Sweetness – Use honey instead of sugar.
Water – The drink is slightly thick when blended due to the nature of mango. It gets diluted when served with ice. Adjust water accordingly.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 0g
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