Mango Ginger Lemonade

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Mango Lemonade

My husband’s favorite season is here and yes it’s only because he gets to eat mangoes. I think 90% of the Indian population is obsessed with mangoes, I don’t blame them though. You do get the most amazing mangoes in India, the ones we get here in USA can never match up to them. The Indian mangoes are so sweet and bursting with flavors, each variety has it’s own unique flavor. And that is the reason why mango is everyone’s favorite fruit in India!

For the last few years we always went to India during winters. Made sense because summers are no fun with 115 F degrees. Even though we enjoyed the cool winters in Delhi, we [read “my hubby”] missed our favorite mangoes. Last year for a change we went home during summers! He went crazy with the mangoes, like drinking mango milkshake every morning for breakfast. After 2-3 weeks, there came a point when I asked him “Don’t you get tried of drinking this same mango milkshake every day?” He replied with a very blank face “But these are Indian mangoes, how can you ever get bored of them”?! Umm okay I get it [NOT]. Maybe I am just not that mango crazy!

Mango Ginger Lemonade

Anyway while I like drinking the regular mango shake and mango lassi too, one of my favorite mango drink recently has been this mango ginger lemonade. With temperatures rising, I feel like sipping on something fresh and refreshing all the time and nothing better than flavors of mango, ginger and lemon combined together.

The best part about this recipe is that you can make this in advance. Make the sugar syrup, combine with the mango puree and keep in refrigerator for 3-4 days. When you wish to drink this mango ginger lemonade, simply add cold water to it and enjoy! It’s also great when you have surprise visitors at home, just mix water and serve! After all who doesn’t enjoy mango in summers?!

Mango Lemonade Recipe

Looking for more mango recipes? Check these out!

Mango Yogurt Popsicles

Mango Lassi

Instant Mango Shrikhand

Papaya Mango Salad

Mango Mint Spicy Mocktail

 

Method

In pan add sugar, 1/2 cup water and ginger.

Stir till sugar completely dissolves and then bring the mixture to a boil.

Once the mixture boils, remove from heat, cover and let it steep for 30-45 minutes. Now use a strainer to get rid of shredded ginger and strain the liquid in another bowl.

Mango Lemonade Recipe-Step-1

Add lemon juice to the sugar syrup and mix.

Now add the thick mango pulp and stir.

Add 1.5 cups of cold water , mix and chill the mixture for 2-3 hours.

Mango Lemonade Recipe-Step-2

To serve add ice cubes and garnish the mango ginger lemonade with fresh mint leaves.

Mango Lemonade

* Adjust sugar according to taste and also according to how sweet your mangoes are. You might need to add more sugar if your mangoes are on the sour side.

* Add sparkling water/soda water in place of regular water to make is a fizzy drink!

* You can increase the amount of ginger in the recipe if you prefer it’s taste. This much was perfect for me to give that subtle ginger flavor without going overboard.

* The cooking time includes the 30 minutes wait time when you let the ginger and lemon flavor steep in the water.

Mango Ginger Lemonade

Serves: 2

Mango Ginger Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink which can also be made ahead of time!
Ingredients
For sugar syrup
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon grated ginger
For lemonade
  • ½ cup mango puree, thick
  • ¼ cup lemon juice [from 1 big lemon]
  • 1.5 cups cold water
  • ice cubes, to serve
  • mint leaves, to serve
Instructions
  1. In pan add sugar, ½ cup water and ginger.
  2. Stir till sugar completely dissolves and then bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Once the mixture boils, remove from heat, cover and let it steep for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Now use a strainer to get rid of shredded ginger and strain the liquid in another bowl.
  5. Add lemon juice to the cooled sugar syrup and mix.
  6. Now add the thick mango pulp and stir.
  7. Add 1.5 cups of cold water , mix and chill the mixture for 2-3 hours.
  8. To serve add ice cubes and garnish the mango ginger lemonade with fresh mint leaves.

 Mango Ginger Lemonade

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51 thoughts on “Mango Ginger Lemonade

  1. That drink looks perfect for hot summer days Manali! Now if only those days would ever come – we woke up to 6 inches of snow this morning, and it’s a blizzard outside right now. Blah. I’ll stare at your photos and dream of summer I think! 🙂

  2. Hahaha! Same with my husband, he is just so crazy about mangoes! Lucky girl! At least you get mangoes there. We don’t get mangoes here often, even not the summers! 🙁 Awesome looking, refreshing lemonade. Would try this with Finnish mangoes when they are in market! 🙂

    1. haha yeah everyone is just nuts about mangoes! Well yeah we do get decent mangoes here but you know nothing like India…but yeah at least something is better than not having any mangoes at all! I hope you find some in Finland! Thanks Anu!

  3. I love this, Manali! It’s so pretty and just in time for spring. I’ve never had an Indian mango before, but it sounds like I would never go back to what we have in America if I did! I’m really digging the ginger in here too!

  4. I am the same Manali, always looking for reasons to have more Mangoes. This idea sounds great, and I will def try it this weekend.

    Good to know you are from Delhi, not many bloggers out there from the state. Its the same with us when we go to India, always in winters and I terribly miss those Mangoes especially the Dussehra and Chausa variety, they were my favourite. Hope we go there next year during Summers and get a chance to indulge again/

    1. Thanks Nupur! Oh yes chausa is my favorite and dussehri is hubby’s fav! I bet this lemonade will taste 10 times better with Indian mangoes!

  5. I had no idea that mangoes were so popular in India! For some reason, I’ve never hopped onto the mango train. I mean I love all fresh fruit…so why not mango? It’s probably because they just aren’t that common here in the States (as your husband found out the hard way…). I’m thinking I need to pick up some mangoes at the store for this lemonade! It sounds delicious!

    1. Ha! Yes that’s the reason you never got on board with mangoes because you never tasted Indian mangoes! 😀 You need to visit India David!

  6. Mangos are right up there at the top of the list of all time favorite fruits! LOVE mangos. I could eat them all the time! In fact, I’ve totally done that with bags of Trader Joe’s frozen mangos. I had a problem. Let’s not talk about that.
    This drink is beautiful, Manali! And so incredibly refreshing!

  7. Hi Manali,
    I love Mangoes… and this recipe is sheer coincidence.. As I have left my Mango lemonade to chill , I am browsing for more mango recipes..and blog hopping … Lovely pictures !!!

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