If you are a lover of mocktails, then you probably will have heard of the ‘Mangonada’. This is an authentic Mexican mocktail that combines some of the best things about different cocktails into one.
From its sweet mango flavor, to the subtle spicy undertone, to the fact that it is a frozen mocktail, there is something for everyone in this classic beverage.
While mangonadas originated in Mexico, you will now find them on cocktail and mocktail menus all over the world because they are such a firm favorite. If you have tried a mangonada, the chances are that you love them.
So much so, that you might have considered making them yourself. But finding the perfect recipe can be a struggle. That’s why I’ve compiled this list to help.
You will probably find that a lot of the recipes on the internet are very similar to one another, but very few are the same. Even if the changes in a recipe are very subtle, they will completely transform this cocktail.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at 25 of the most amazing mangonada recipes.
1. Mangonada by Mexican made Meatless
Let’s kick this list off with a recipe that comes straight from Mexico. This recipe is just about as classic as you can get in terms of a Mangonada, and it is made up of all the key ingredients. So, I would recommend trying this recipe.
2. Mangonada by Muy Delish
Another classic Mangonada recipe that you should give a go is this one by Muy Delish. This recipe takes just 15 minutes to make from scratch, and is perfect if you love a Mangonada with swirls of different colors through it.
So if you want an aesthetically pleasing mangonada recipe, this is the one.
3. Mangonada by Half Baked Harvest
Alternatively, you should consider this recipe by Half Baked Harvest. Different recipes have a different focus, and with this one it is clear that it is all about appearance.
From the spiced rim of the glass, to the chopped mango skin used for decorative purposes, it is clear that this recipe is designed to be a showstopper. So if you like that, try this recipe.
4. Mangonada Smoothies by The Frayed Apron
The mangonada was designed to simply be a frozen beverage. It is only in recent years that people have started to add alcohol to this drink.
So, if you want to take this drink back to its virgin roots, then this is the recipe for you. Alcohol isn’t for everyone, and a mangonada tastes just as good without, so definitely give this a try.
5. Mangonada by Kitchen Gidget
If you love a chunky drink, then this recipe is the one. The initial ingredients of the mangonada are blended in this recipe, but then they are topped with chunky pieces of mango to switch up the appearance of this drink.
It tastes great and looks amazing, so this is definitely a recipe to try.
6. Mangonada (Mexican Favorite Slushies) by Maricruz Valoz
Even though they are now sold all over the world, the Mangonada still remains a firm favorite in Mexico.
So, for a truly authentic Mexican mangonada, check out this recipe. Mangonadas have such a unique flavor, and this is clear when you follow this recipe, so I would definitely recommend trying it.
7. Homemade Mangonada by Charisse Yu
As I have mentioned, you will often find subtle differences between recipes. In particular, this happens when ‘homemade’ recipes emerge, which is why I would recommend trying this.
There’s nothing quite like homemade, so it is definitely worth giving this a go.
8. Mangonada with Odwalla by Spanglish Spoon
One of the primary ingredients in Mangonadas is juice. You can use any juice that you like, but this recipe uses Odwalla’s ‘Mango Tango’ juice smoothie for the juice aspect.
While this is only a minor change, it makes a big difference to the overall flavor. So if you want your mangonadas to be even more mango-flavored, follow this recipe.
9. Mangonada (Vegan Recipe) by Broke Bank Vegan
If you follow a vegan diet, then it can often be difficult to find vegan recipes. Unless you are vegan, you probably will not appreciate just how much of a struggle this is.
But finding ingredients that aren’t linked to animals is not easy. However, look no further because here is a vegan Mangonada recipe for you to try!
10. Mangonada Recipe by The Cookie Rookie
If you want to serve Mangonadas to your guests, but don’t want to find yourself stuck in the kitchen, this is the recipe for you.
This mangonada recipe has minimal changes as it is a make ahead option. But, if you want to be prepared, it is the one for you.
11. Mangonada (Spicy Mango Slush) by Hola Jalapeño
All Mangonada recipes will be spicy, but if you want an extra kick, this is the recipe to follow.
It isn’t so much that it contains additional spices, instead this recipe contains more of the same spices to create a beverage with a good kick at the end of it.
12. Vegan Mangonadas by One Green Planet
If the vegan recipe that I looked at earlier wasn’t for you, here’s another one to try. Vegan recipes will always taste slightly different from the real deal, but I think this one tastes just as good, if not better.
13. Mangonada by Daniela Galarza
If you want a recipe that is simple to follow, this is the one. It contains all the key ingredients of a mangonada, and also comes with clear instructions to avoid any confusion.
So, if you are new to making this beverage, give this one a try.
14. Mangonada Recipe by The Other Side of the Tortilla
Mangonadas hail from Mexico, so for a truly authentic recipe, check out this one by ‘The Other Side of the Tortilla’. For a truly spicy and sweet mocktail, there is nothing better than the original Mexican recipe.
15. Mangonada by Sorted Food
If you like Mangonadas, but often find them to be a little too spicy, this is the recipe for you. With fewer spices, the focus of this recipe is on the mango flavor, allowing you to enjoy this beverage without the spices burning your tongue.
16. Mangonada (Spiced Frozen Mango Margaritas) by Marta Rivera
We’ve mentioned that in some places, mangonadas have evolved into cocktails, so if you fancy an alcoholic mangonada, this is the recipe for you.
With the addition of tequila and triple sec, this is the perfect drink for when you have friends around. But be careful, they taste so good you might find yourself forgetting that there is alcohol in there.
17. Mangonada by Glutto Digest
If you prefer your Mangonadas sans alcohol, this is another recipe to try. Once again, minor differences to the recipe completely transform the flavor, creating a truly unique mangonada.
18. Mangonada (Mexican Mango Smoothie) by Mexican Food Journal
On the same note, you should give this recipe by Mexican Food Journal a try. The great thing about these multiple recipes is that you can try them all until you find one that you love, and this could be the one.
19. Healthy Mangonada by Brown Sugar & Vanilla
If the recipes that I have looked at so far make you cringe because of how unhealthy they are, this is the one for you. This recipe swaps out some ingredients for healthier alternatives to create a guilt-free Mangonada.
20. Mangonada (Paletas with Mango and Chamoy) by Le Pina en la Cocina
This recipe was designed to produce lots of small glasses of mangonadas, making it the perfect choice for a party. So, if you have multiple guests coming around, I would recommend this recipe.
21. Smoked Mangonada Margarita by Tequila Patron
An alternative alcoholic mangonada recipe is this one by Tequila Patron. This recipe uses smoked Patrón Citrónge Mango to make the original mangonada recipe alcoholic. So, it is definitely worth a try if you want a taste of luxury.
22. Frozen Mezcal Mangonada by The Local Palate
If you aren’t a fan of tequila, then you should try this alcoholic mangonada recipe that uses Mezcal instead. This recipe is also effortless to make, so it is perfect when you fancy a fruity cocktail, but don’t want to spend hours preparing one.
23. Healthy Mangonada by Wholesome Hedonista
Another healthy mangonada recipe that you might choose to follow is this one by Wholesome Hedonista.
Just like the recipe that I looked at earlier, this one swaps out unhealthy ingredients for healthier alternatives to create a guilt-free sweet beverage.
24. Mangonada Sorbet by Lena Abraham
Okay, so this isn’t strictly a mangonada, but mangonadas are already frozen, so it isn’t that far off. If you love the flavor of mangonadas, and simply cannot get enough, you should try this sorbet recipe because it is amazing.
25. Mangonada Popsicles Recipe by Food is a Four Letter Word
Finally, if you love the taste of mangonadas, I would recommend trying this popsicle recipe. You can enjoy these popsicles on their own, or use them as a decorative finish to your mangonada glasses.
Either way, they taste great and are insanely refreshing, so you should give this recipe a go.