Make this 3 ingredient Homemade Mango Nectar using my easy recipe. It is a cool and refreshing drink to sip all summer (vegan, gluten-free).
About Mango Nectar
Mango Nectar is a sweet and refreshing tropical beverage made from fresh or frozen mangoes. It is a popular beverage in many tropical countries, with abundant and readily available mangoes.
Making mango nectar at home is super easy, and it comes together in under 10 minutes using 3 simple ingredients.
Making homemade nectar is much better than buying store-bought one. It is
- Free of artificial color and preservatives
- It tastes better
- Use of high-quality ingredients
- Sugar can be controlled.
This delicious drink can be enjoyed on its own or used as a base for cocktails and mocktails.
Mango nectar recipe is vegan and gluten-free and can be doubled or tripled.
If you like this recipe, try
- Mango Frooti
- Mango Coulis
- Mango Juice
- Mango Iced Tea
- Coconut Mango Chia Pudding
- Mango Jam
- Mango Pico De Gallo
- Iced Mango Green Tea
- Mango Sago
- Mango Mai Tai
Mangoes – You can use fresh or frozen mangoes, whichever you prefer.
It is best to use mangoes that are sweet, juicy, and have a vibrant color. Some of the best mango varieties for making nectar include Alphonso, Ataulfo, Tommy Atkins, and Kent mangoes.
Sugar – Adjust as per your taste. You can also use coconut sugar or honey as a substitute.
Lemon Juice – It gives the drink a slightly tangy flavor.
Water – You can substitute water with coconut water to make a variation.
Experiment with adding other flavors, such as mint or ginger, for a unique twist.
How To Make Mango Nectar
Add 1 and ½ cups of diced mangoes and ½ cup of sugar to a large blender jar and blend until smooth.
Note – If using frozen mangoes, thaw them before blending.
Add 3 cups of water and 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice to the blender and blend until everything is well combined.
Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any pulp or fibers.
Add more water if the nectar looks thick. Check for sugar and lime juice, and add more if needed.
Chill the nectar in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours before serving.
Serve over a few ice cubes.
Frequently Asked Questions
While a blender makes the process easier and faster, you can still make it without one. You can mash the mangoes using a fork or a potato masher and strain the mixture to remove any fibers.
It is a healthy drink rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is a great vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium source. However, it is also high in sugar, so it should be consumed in moderation.
Yes, you can use canned mangoes, but fresh mangoes are recommended for the best flavor and texture. Make sure to use unsweetened canned mangoes and adjust the sugar accordingly.
Mango nectar will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
You can freeze it for 3-4 months. Thaw and serve.
You can also freeze it in popsicle molds for a fun treat.
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Homemade Mango Nectar Recipe
- 1 and ½ cups diced ripe mangoes (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- Add mangoes and sugar to a large blender jar and blend until smooth.
- Note – If using frozen mangoes, thaw them before blending.
- Add water and lime juice to the blender and blend until everything is well combined.
- Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any pulp or fibers.
- Add more water if the nectar looks thick. Check for sugar and lime juice, and add more if needed.
- Chill the nectar in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours before serving.
- Serve over a few ice cubes.