Learn how to make Chamoyadas de Mango, a refreshing Mexican dessert drink that’s popular especially during the warm summer months. They combine the juiciness of ripe mangoes with the tanginess of tamarind and the heat of chile powder. It’s such a complex and absolutely delicious drink. So if you’ve never heard of mango chamoyadas before, keep reading because you’re in for a real treat!
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What is the meaning of chamoyada?
Chamoyada refers to a variety of icy beverages or frozen treats in Mexican cuisine, flavored with chamoy sauce, which is sweet, spicy, and savory.
Chamoyadas de Mango, also known as Mangonadas or Mexican Mangonadas, are popular street drinks in Latin American countries that feature fresh mangoes as its star flavor.
What You Need to Make Mango Chamoyadas
- Ripe Mangoes: The base of our chamoyadas de mango, ripe and juicy mangoes bring natural sweetness and a tropical flavor to this refreshing drink.
- Mango Nectar & Juice: Enhances the mango flavor, providing the characteristic taste of this popular Mexican mangonada.
- Lime Juice: Adds a tangy punch, complementing the sweetness of the mango and providing a balance of flavors.
- Cane Sugar: Just the right amount of sugar boosts the sweet fruit profile, but remember, we’re after a sweet-savory balance!
- Tajín Chili Powder: This chile-lime seasoning brings heat and zesty notes to our mango drink. It’s a critical element to get the authentic Mexican taste.
- Chamoy Sauce: A drizzle of chamoy, a popular Mexican condiment, gives a salty and spicy edge to the mangonada mixture.
- Tamarind Candy Straw: Placed as a garnish, this tangy-sweet candy contributes to the overall flavor with every sip.
- Pineapple and Orange Juice: These fruit juices add an extra layer of tropical flavor, creating a complex and delicious drink.
- Ice Cubes: to make the drink cold, of course!
- Lime wedges: for serving (optional)
How to Make Chamoyadas de Mango
- Blend: Start by blending your fresh mango chunks and other fruits with the mango nectar and lime juice. Adjust sweetness with sugar as needed.
- Chill: Add ice to the mango puree, blending until the consistency mirrors that of mango sorbet or a thick smoothie.
- Garnish and Serve: Next comes the exciting part—adding the savory flavors and garnishes. Add Tajín chili powder and salty chamoy into the cup or glass. Finish with a tamarind candy straw or stick and serve in a plastic cup or an oz cup for a traditional touch. There you have it, a cup full of Mexican street food delight, ready to refresh your hot day.
Please see the recipe card for full details and quantities.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully prepared a batch of mouth-watering chamoyadas de mango, perfect for hot summer days. The blend of sweet mango, tart lime, spicy chamoy, and salty Tajín is sure to tickle your taste buds and cool you down on a hot day. Don’t forget to save this mangonada recipe, share it with your friends, and make it part of your best Cinco de Mayo recipes. Enjoy!
Tips, Tricks, and Variations for the Best Chamoyadas
- The basic chamoyada recipe can be tweaked with variations. Feel free to experiment with different fruits like pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, apricots, plums, passion fruit, or another fresh fruit to create your own variation of chamoyadas.
- If you prefer a spicier flavor, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a few drops of hot sauce to the mango mixture.
- For an adult version, you can add a splash of tequila blanco or another alcohol to the blender for a fun variation of this traditional Hispanic beverage.
- If you can’t find tamarind candy straws, you can substitute them with regular straws and enjoy the drink without the tangy tamarind flavor.
- Whatever the twist, the end result should maintain that perfect balance between sweet, tart, spicy, and savory that makes a Chamoyadas de Mango.
Now, the next time you’re craving a Mexican drink on a hot day, you’ll know exactly what to make. And with a little practice, who knows? You might even rival the street vendors who sell this popular treat in the United States. Enjoy, and keep the refreshing spirit of summer alive all year round!
How to Make Chamoyadas de Mango – Basic Recipe
- 2 ripe mangoes , peeled and pitted
- 1 cup mango nectar
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 2 tbsp cane sugar
- 1 tsp Tajín chili powder (or chili-lime seasoning)
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 2 cups ice cubes Chamoy sauce (store-bought or homemade)
- Tamarind candy straws or sticks , for garnish
- Tajín chili powder , for rimming the glass (optional)
- Lime wedges , for serving
- Preparation: Prepare a glass by rimming the edges with Tajín chili powder for an extra kick and appealing presentation.
- Blend the Mango Mixture: In a high-speed blender, combine the peeled and pitted mangoes, mango nectar, lime juice, cane sugar, Tajín chili powder, pineapple juice, and orange juice until smooth and well combined. Taste and adjust the sweetness or tartness by adding more sugar or lime juice, if needed.
- Add Ice and Blend: Add the ice cubes to the blender and blend again until the mixture becomes thick and frosty. The consistency should resemble a frozen mango mixture, similar to a mango smoothie or sorbet. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little bit of water or more fruit juice to thin it out.
- Assemble: Take the prepared glass and drizzle some chamoy sauce inside and around the rim. Pour the blended mango mixture into the glass, leaving a little space at the top. Garnish the chamoyadas with a tamarind candystraw or stick, placing it upright in the glass. Optionally, you can squeeze a fresh lime wedge over the top for added zing.
- Enjoy: Serve the chamoyadas de mango immediately while they're still frosty and refreshing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a chamoyada made of?
A chamoyada, often known as a mangonada or mango chamoyada, is a Mexican street food drink made from a blend of juicy, ripe mangoes, tangy lime juice, spicy chamoy sauce, a sprinkle of chili-lime salt or Tajín seasoning, and a tamarind candy straw. It’s a type of chamoyada that perfectly balances sweet, tart, and spicy flavors.
What is Mangonada made of?
Mangonada, also called chamoyada or chamango, is composed of juicy fresh mangoes, mango juice, a drizzle of chamoy (a salty, spicy, and sweet Mexican condiment), Tajín seasoning, and typically garnished with a tamarind candy straw.
Are Mangonadas healthy?
Mangonadas are made from fresh fruits and contain beneficial nutrients from mangoes. However, they also have sugar and sodium from chamoy and Tajín seasoning. As with any treat, they can be part of a healthy diet if consumed in moderation.
How to make Baskin Robbins mangonada?
While the exact recipe for Baskin Robbins Mangonada isn’t publicly available, you can create a similar taste by blending mango sorbet, adding a bit of chamoy sauce, Tajín, and mango juice. Top it with more chamoy and Tajín before serving with a tamarind straw.
Why are mangonadas so good?
Mangonadas taste so good because they strike a perfect balance between the sweetness of mangoes, the tang of lime juice, and the savory heat of chamoy and Tajín. The tamarind straw adds an extra layer of flavor.
How many carbs is in a mangonada?
The exact carb count in a mangonada varies based on the recipe and size. Typically, a 16 oz cup can have around 60-80 grams of carbs, mainly from the mango and sugar content.
Does mangonada have sugar?
Yes, mangonada does contain sugar, both from the natural sugars in the mangoes and added sugar in the form of cane sugar or in the chamoy sauce.
What country did mangonada originate from?
The mangonada is believed to have originated from Mexico, where it’s a popular street food especially during hot weather.
Who invented chamoy?
Chamoy was not so much invented by a single person, but evolved from pickled fruits, a culinary tradition brought to Mexico from Asia.
What does a chamoyada have?
A chamoyada typically consists of a frozen or iced fruit mixture, most commonly mango, along with chamoy sauce, chili-lime seasoning, and often a tamarind candy straw.
What do tamarind straws taste like?
Tamarind straws have a unique sweet-sour flavor that’s tangy and slightly fruity, complementing the flavors of the mangonada.
What is another name for a mangonada?
Mangonada is also commonly known as Chamoyada, Chamango, or Mango Chamoyada.
Are Mangonadas dairy free?
Yes, traditional mangonadas are dairy-free. They’re primarily made from fruit, chamoy sauce, and chili-lime seasoning.
Is all chamoy spicy?
While all chamoy has a bit of spice, the level of heat can vary. Some chamoy sauces are spicier than others, depending on the amount and type of chili peppers used.
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