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Move over frose, this mangonada is your new favorite frozen summer drink!Move over frose, this mangonada is your new favorite frozen summer drink!This recipe (and media article) was created in partnership with the National Mango Board. As always, opinions are my own!

Ok, I still haven’t tried frose (despite desperate attempts to find it in Boston) but this frozen mango drink is arguably even better. Especially with a splash of your favorite spirit – tequila, rum or vodka would work well.

Mangonadas are a staple snack/treat in Mexico and slowly starting to gain traction here in the U.S. in states like California, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. The recipe is simple: fresh mango, lime juice, ice and chamoy sauce.

Authentic chamoy is made from salted, pickled fruit like apricots, plums or mangos and dried chiles. Once a condiment found only in the street food scene in Mexico, chamoy is slowly starting to make it onto the culinary map; chefs are now adding it to cocktails and using it in their fine-dining restaurants.

It’s no surprise that chamoy is making it into the gastronomic spotlight; it’s flavor profile is unlike any other condiment and covers all the tastebuds – sweet, sour, salty, umami and spicy. The challenge with using chamoy in cooking is that most (if not all) commercial brands are loaded with artificial dyes, high fructose corn syrup and preservatives. Some bottles don’t even contain any fruit! The good news is you can easily make your own chamoy sauce at home.

Thanks to chamoy, mangonadas are deliciously sweet and sour with a little kick. On the next warm summer night, whip up some mangonadas for you and your friends and reap the benefits of mango. Get the full recipe for mangonadas over on!

For more mango inspiration, check out my recipes below!

Spicy Salmon and Avocado Poke Bowl

Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats

Mango Turmeric Lassi Popsicles

I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.


  1. I’ve never heard of mangonada, sounds delish!

  2. I tried a mangonada in California for the first time somewhere last year–it was so good! Can’t wait to try making my own! <3

  3. Love spicy mango so this drink is right up my alley.

  4. This looks beautiful! Vibrant colors – I need to try it 🙂

  5. This sounds so good & summery! Yum!

  6. You had me at mango! this sounds delicious!

  7. This looks delicious!

  8. Oh, wow! That looks amazing… and I love learning new things too! Will have to check out chamoy… and make this!

  9. Never heard of it, but it sure does looks yummy! I’ll be heading to Shape for the recipe.

  10. Oh how I love mango! This looks amazing, Kara!

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