There is just something about lemonade in the summer that gets me all heart-eyed. But Mango Lemonade takes that to a whole new level. It is fruity, citrusy, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. And did I mention only 5 ingredients? Easy to make? Perfect for parties, showers, picnics, and more? Well it is! Take your tastebuds to a tropical, refreshing get away, or sip on this cool lemonade all summer long. Chances are, once you try it, you will be making it on repeat. I know I do!
Ok, so while the complete recipe is in a printable recipe card below, here are the basics of what you need to start sipping on this delicious mango lemonade.
- Lemon Juice- A must for this delicious summer lemonade, freshly squeezed is best. If you do not have lemons, limes make a great alternative. And if you do not have either on hand fresh, then a bottled version will do, but is not preferred.
- Sugar – Simple, you do not need anything fancy, just white granulated.
- Water – Cold water is best!
- Mangoes – Pick large mangoes that are juicy and ripe. Fresh is best, but you can still make this without fresh mangos, you can get Mango Pulp or frozen mangos and still make a delightful mango lemonade. Get whatever mangos your store has that are in season and sweet. I love this recipe with honey mangos too!
- Lime Juice – This is optional, but a couple tablespoons of lime juice really help the mango flavor stand out and give it a little extra punch.
How to Make Mango Lemonade
Making mango lemonade is ezpz, and only requires three easy steps.
- Make the homemade lemonade: This is done by whipping up a simple syrup of water and sugar, then mixing it with fresh lemon juice and water to get lemonade. It is easy to do and takes only minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup of water to a saucepan, Bring to a simmer over medium high heat, stir continuously, keep stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and pour into a jar or pitcher. Let the syrup cool fully, the mix with the lemon juice and water to make the lemonade.
- Blend: Add the mango and 3 cups of the lemonade you just made to a blender. A high powered blender is best so you get a nice smooth mango juice. Blend until smooth with no chunks remaining.
- Serve: Pour the mixture into the lemonade pitcher. If you want it to be thin lemonade, you can pour it through a fine strainer or sieve to eliminate any pulp. I do not find this necessary, but it does make it look really nice. You can add ice to the pitcher, but unless you will be serving right away, I find it is better to simply fill your glasses with ice and pour the mango lemonade over to avoid the lemonade being diluted. Garnish with a lime slice and chunks of mango and enjoy!
More Delicious Lemonade Flavors
- Classic Homemade Lemonade
- Peach Lemonade
- Raspberry Lemonade
- Cucumber Mint Lemonade
- Pineapple Lemonade
Or how about a combo? I love making this recipe on repeat, but I do not always have 2 mangoes, so when I am short a mango, I will often add a cup or so of another fruit that compliments the lemon and mango for a fun twist. Blend any of these fruits with the mango for a great lemonade:
- Berries: Strawberries or raspberries are best, but blackberries and blueberries are delicious too.
- Pineapple: Fresh is best, and be sure to blend well.
- Peaches: Okay this one is a game changer if peaches are in season and sweet. Frozen peaches also work well.
- Watermelon: Another fun summer fruit that gives a bright pop of color and freshness to your glass.
Want to add some antioxidants? Blend the fruits up with green tea instead of water! You can also use lime juice instead of lemon juice to make an out-of-this-world mango limeade.
What to Serve with Mango Lemonade
This drink is a fun summer sipper, and should be served alongside summer foods like fresh salads, marinated grilled meats, and corn on the cob. Here are a few of my favorite summer recipes to serve with this homemade mango lemonade:
- Sirloin Steak
- Grilled Chicken
- Spicy Honey Lime Shrimp Kabobs
- Tomato Burrata Salad
- Salmon Avocado Salad
Tips and Tricks
- Pick Ripe Lemons: Look for lemons with soft, supple, rinds, and that are heavy. These are the juiciest ones, and will give you the best results.
- Pick Ripe Mangos: Look for mangos that are soft to the touch, but not mushy. They will ripen on your counter, so if they aren’t ready yet, it is worth waiting until they are.
- Adjust Sweetness to Preference: As you make the lemonade base, adjust the amount of water or sweetener to your personal preference.
- Make it a cocktail: Turn this easy drink recipe into a fun summer cocktail with a shot of light rum, coconut rum, or vodka in each glass before filling it with the lemonade! Super simple, but delicious.
Store: Your easy mango lemonade will keep in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Put it in a covered container, like a pitcher with a lid or wrap the top with plastic wrap. Then store. Just be sure to stir before serving as the mango and lemonade can separate.
Freeze: This lemonade also freezes well. I have found that I prefer to make a concentrate with this rather than freeze the whole thing, so I leave out the water in the lemonade recipe, and use far less water to blend the mangoes, just about 1 cup. Then I put in a zip top bag, and freeze. When I am ready to make, I simply defrost the concentrate, and add the water. Mix together, and serve over ice.
- 1 recipe of Homemade Lemonade or 8 cups of your favorite lemonade
- 2 large mangos
- 2 Tbs lime juice
- Prepare lemonade according to the directions for homemade lemonade, set aside. Or prepare your favorite ready-made lemonade, about 8 cups worth.
- Cut mangos off the pit, and remove the skin. Dice if desired. Reserve a few tablespoons of fresh mangoes to put in pitcher or glasses.
- Add the mango and 3 cups of prepared lemonade, and the lime juice to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a pitcher, for thinner lemonade, pour through a fine strainer or sieve.
- Finish: Add the remaining 5 cups of lemonade to the pitcher and stir. Add fresh mangoes to glasses with ice for serving. Garnish with a lime.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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