This delicious and refreshing Mango Limeade is the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day! Made with fresh mangoes, lime juice, and simple syrup, it will quench your thirst and leave you wanting more. Serve it over ice and garnish with a lime wedge for the ultimate refresher!
Kick back and relax with the tropical flavors of mango and lime. This mango limeade is the perfect summertime drink! Made with fresh mangoes, lime juice, and simple syrup, it’s sure to quench your thirst on a hot day.
The mango provides sweetness and richness to the drink, while the lime juice gives it a tart and refreshing flavor.
Enjoy this cool drink poolside as is, or turn it into a boozy cocktail for a summer party! No matter how you make it, this recipe is easy to follow and requires only a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!
🥭 Why You Should Make Limeade with Mango From Scratch
- It puts a fruity, tropical twist on a classic summer drink.
- This mango limeade is the perfect way to enjoy mangoes when they’re in season!
- The sweetness of the mango pairs perfectly with the tartness of the lime juice.
- It’s a refreshing and thirst-quenching drink that’s great for summertime.
- This recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients.
To make limeade with mango, here’s what you’ll need:
- Ripe mango – If you can’t find a good, ripe mango, you can also use chunks of frozen mango (or a frozen medley of mango and other tropical fruits).
- Simple syrup – A liquid sweetener to balance the acidity. It’s effortless to make and can even be made in the microwave. As a naturally sweetened option, you can use honey or agave.
- Lime juice – Freshly squeezed! Limes with thin skin are juicier. To get the juices flowing, microwave limes for 10-15 seconds, then roll them on a flat surface.
- Water – For a clean, fresh-tasting limeade, filtered or distilled water is best here.
- Sharp knife
- High-speed blender
- 1/2 gallon pitcher
🥣 How To Make Mango Limeade From Scratch
1️⃣ Step One: Puree mango
Cut ripe mango into cubes and add to a high-speed blender. Pulse to break up the large chunks, then increase the speed and blend into a smooth puree.
2️⃣ Step Two: Combine mango with lime juice
Add the mango puree, simple syrup, lime juice, and filtered water to a 1/2 gallon-size pitcher, and stir with a whisk until thoroughly combined.
3️⃣ Step Three: Adjust to taste
Taste and add additional simple syrup or lime juice to your taste preference.
4️⃣ Step Four: Chill and serve
Place the pitcher in the fridge to chill for 2 hours, then immediately serve over ice. Enjoy!
💭 Recipe Tips
- Selecting ripe mangos – Look for mangos that have turned almost entirely from green to shades of yellow and red. Squeeze it. It should have some give but never mushy.
- Cutting mango – With a sharp knife, cut the mango in half length-wise, carefully working around the seed, then make several slices down each half without breaking through the skin. Next, use a spoon to scoop the pieces out of the skin. Then, cut into cubes.
- Adjusting – Some mangos are naturally sweeter than others. You may need to add more simple syrup and lime juice to balance the flavors.
- Chill for 2 hours – Plan so you have time to chill your mango limeade for a couple of hours before serving. This gives the flavors time to wake up and intensify.
🧋 Variations & Serving Suggestions
Switch things up. See below for possible mango limeade modifications.
- Flavored syrup – Infuse another layer of fruit flavor with fruit-flavored simple syrups like peach, raspberry, watermelon, orange, blueberry, strawberry, pineapple, and kiwi. You can substitute all the unflavored syrup with a flavored syrup or use half and half.
- Serving garnishes – Stir fresh mint or basil leaves and firm, fresh mango slices into the pitcher.
- Add bubbles – Top the pitcher or individual glasses with club soda or fruity seltzer.
- Frozen – Freeze freshly made mango limeade into cubes, then blend the cubes in a high-speed blender until frothy. You can also freeze this in popsicle molds.
- Keto – To make with less sugar and carbs, use keto simple syrup.
But wait, here are more ways to enhance your drink.
- Mango Arnold Palmer – Fill a glass of ice with equal parts cooled black tea and mango limeade, and stir!
- Starbucks mango dragonfruit limeade – Make a copycat by adding dragonfruit and mango puree to limeade.
- Spiked mango limeade – Add bourbon, vodka, or a tropical fruity flavored vodka.
🧊 How To Store
This mango limeade is the perfect summertime thirst-quencher to make once and sip on throughout the week.
Storing: Keep the limeade in a covered container or a pitcher with a lid in the fridge for 5-7 days. Then, when you’re craving a nice cold glass of mango limeade, stir the mixture with a long spoon, and pour over fresh ice.
Freezing: To freeze, pour the limeade into ice cube trays. Then, place the frozen cubes in a freezer-safe airtight bag and freeze for up to a month. The frozen cubes are great in lemonades, ice teas, cocktails, and more to keep them cold and infuse flavor.
How do you make mango juice?
This recipe calls for mango puree, which isn’t the same as mango juice. Mango puree is the flesh and juices blended until smooth. To make mango juice, strain mango puree through cheesecloth to press out the juices.
How many limes make one-half cup?
One lime yields about two tablespoons or one fluid ounce of lime juice. So, depending on their size, you would need four limes to get a half cup of lime juice. When buying the limes, buy 2-3 more than you need.
Can I use frozen mango?
Absolutely. Set it out for a few minutes to soften, then add frozen mango to a high-speed blender and blend into a puree.
Does mango limeade have caffeine?
No, there is no caffeine in mango limeade.
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- Lemon Cordial Concentrate
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- sharp knife to cut mango
- High Speed Blender to puree mango
- 1/2 gallon pitcher
- 1½ cups ripe mango
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1/2 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
- 6 cups water filtered
- Cut ripe mango into cubes and add to a high-speed blender. Pulse to break up the large chunks, then increase the speed and blend into a smooth puree.
- Add the mango puree, simple syrup, lime juice, and filtered water to a 1/2 gallon-size pitcher, and stir with a whisk until fully combined.
- Taste and add additional simple syrup or lime juice to your taste preference.
- Transfer the pitcher to the fridge to chill for 2 hours, then immediately serve over ice. Enjoy!