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Chamango (Chamoy+Mango Smoothie)

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A Mexican-inspired tropical treat; enjoy a Mangonada smoothie right at home in your kitchen with a few easy ingredients.

mangonada smoothie in a glass with a blue straw and a mango fruit
the best cold treat for hot summer days

What’s a mangonada?

A chamango mangonada (mango-nada) is a sweet/ spicy Mexican dish that became popular in the US after 2010.

It is traditionally served with fresh or frozen mangoes, chamoy, mango puree/sorbet, and chili lime seasonings. I even make mangonada popsicles with the purée!

ingredients for mangonada with a blender
fresh mangonada smoothie ingredients

chamango ingredients

The following essential ingredients are necessary to make a mangonada especially delicious.

  • frozen mangoes / mango juice / or mango sorbet
  • chamoy
  • rim the glass with chili-lime seasoning, such as Tajin brand
mangonada ingredients
smoothie ingredients

traditional recipe

To make a traditional mangonada, add mango sorbet + chamoy and fresh, ripe mango to your cup. Top with Tajin or chili-lime seasoning blend.

looking inside the glass of a blended mango smoothie
chamoy + Tajin = delish

instructions

  1. add chamoy + tajin to glass (rim with lime juice first)
  2. Blend, mangoes, juice, ice in blender
  3. Add to glass and serve with a chili lime sugar straw
close up of smoothie with mango

recipe variations

For my recipe, I give you three easy options, depending on what you have on hand at the moment.

  • with mango sorbet (traditional mangonada)
  • frozen mangoes
  • or, with mango nectar/juice
mango smoothie with chili lime candy straw

what does a chamango taste like?

Heaven. Just kidding. But seriously, it’s amazing. Fresh, sweet ripe mango flavors combine with the spice of chili and lime to bring a fiesta to your taste buds.

mangonada with sliced fruit mango

FAQs

time savers

To save some for later, you may re-freeze a mangonada for a day or two max. Freeze in an open container with room for ice to expand.

Simply set it back out on the counter and wait 15 minutes.

adding mango fruit juice to blender
use mango juice or nectar for your smoothie

can I make this recipe with alcohol?

Add a shot of tequilla prior to blending.

rimming a glass with chamoy and Tajin
dip in chamoy or lime juice and add Tajin to rim the glass

what if I don’t have mangoes?

Pineapple, or other tropical sorbet, like guava will also work for this recipe.

fresh whipped smoothie in a glass rimmed with chamoy
delicious

where can I purchase chamoy?

Chamoy sauce can be purchase online at major retailers, like Amazon or at your local Mexican grocery store.

mangonada smoothie with blue straw and chamoy on side

Chamango Mangonada

Try this refreshing summer mango smoothie with chamoy sauce, chili/lime powder (Tajín®), and mango juice. Also called chamangos, this Mexica-inspired dessert is the perfect balance of sweet and spice.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Amber

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ice
  • ½ cup mango frozen, sliced
  • ½ cup mango fresh
  • 1 tsp chamoy sauce for rim
  • 1 tsp Tajín® seasoning or chili lime powder
  • ½ juice of lime optional

Instructions

  • Dip rim of glass in a saucer with chamoy sauce, then sprinkle with Tajín® (chili lime) seasoning. Set aside.
  • Add other ingredients to blender and blend until smoothie-like texture. Add to glass and enjoy with a straw.
  • See recipe notes for other variations

Notes

Traditional Mangonada Recipe: 
  1. add 1 scoop mango sorbet to cup
  2. add swirls of chamoy on top of that scoop + fresh mango slices
  3. add another scoop mango sorbet
  4. top with chamoy sauce, to taste and add Tajin seasoning 
  5. serve with a chili-lime candy straw

Tips / other substitutions/ additions

  • you may use frozen of fresh mangoes or a combination of the two, as in this recipe
  • omit the chamoy and Tajín® if you do not enjoy spicy- sweet combos
  • this recipe is also great with pineapple if you do not have mangoes on hand
  • you may use mago juice or mango nectar
 

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1785IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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