What Is a Mangonada?

A mangonada, or chamoyada, is a popular Mexican frozen beverage made from ripe mangoes, lime juice, chamoy sauce, and chili-lime salt seasoning, like Tajin. It combines sweet, tangy, spicy, and savory flavors for an exotic, refreshing taste, perfect for serving on hot summer days.

What Is Chamoy?

Chamoy is a saucy Mexican condiment made with chili peppers, lime juice, and dried fruit, typically either apricot, plum, or mango. It has a spicy, sweet, and tangy flavor that makes it popular for topping fresh fruit, mixing into cocktails, and glazing meats.

How to Make a Mangonada

Watch our video tutorial to learn how to make a mangonada with chamoy or read our recipe below:

Mangonada Recipe

Mangonadas are easy to make and packed with bold flavors. The sweetness from the mangos, tartness from the lime, savoriness from the chamoy, and the spiciness of the chili powder make this exotic drink great for your next Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Mangonadas can be made kid-friendly without alcohol or can be mixed with the spirit of your choice (we love rum, tequila, or mezcal the most!) to serve a refreshing summer cocktail at your seaside bar. If you want to make a larger batch size, use our recipe converter to adjust the mangonada recipe ingredients to meet your quantity needs.

Yield: (2) 16 oz. servings

Total Time: 10 minutes

Mangonada Ingredients:


  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 1 cup mango nectar
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 cup ice


  • 2 Tablespoon chamoy
  • 1 Tablespoon chili-lime salt seasoning
  • 1 fresh mango, diced
  • Tamarind candy straw (optional)


  1. Add lime juice, mango nectar, ice cubes, and frozen mango into blender.
  2. Cover and blend on medium speed. Blend until smooth, approximately one minute.
  3. Prepare glass rimmer. Add chili-lime salt seasoning to one small plate and 1 Tablespoon chamoy to another. Dip glass edge into chamoy, then salt seasoning
  4. Swirl 1 Tablespoon chamoy on sides of cup.
  5. Pour mixture into cup when done blending.
  6. Garnish with fresh-diced mango and tamarind candy straw, thick straw, or spoon, and serve.

Editor’s Note: If you would like to make it a frozen cocktail, add 3 oz. of liquor into the blender with the other ingredients.

Mangonada Origins

The mangonada originated in Mexico, where it is commonly sold by street vendors and ice cream shops. It has become increasingly popular in the U.S. over the last few years and presents an easy opportunity to bring unique flavors onto your menu.

Are Mangonadas Spicy?

Mangonadas are typically mild in spice. However, depending on the spice level and the amount of chamoy used, mangonadas can be made spicy. This drink can be easily customized to make it as mild or spicy as you'd like it to be by controlling the amount of chamoy and chili-lime salt seasoning used.

Whether you're expanding your juice bar's menu or creating on-trend beverages for your bar, this mangonada recipe is sure to please your guests. Get ready for the warmer months by adding this refreshing drink to your offerings.

Posted in: Bars & Breweries|Recipes|By Kayla Nelson
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