Mango Nectar

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Make this 3 ingredient Homemade Mango Nectar using my easy recipe. It is a cool and refreshing drink to sip all summer.

If you like this recipe, try Mango Frooti, Mango Coulis, Mango Juice, Mango Iced Tea, and Coconut Mango Chia Pudding.

Mango nectar served in a glass.
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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 nectar at home is super easy. It comes together in under 10 minutes using three 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 vegan and gluten-free drink can be enjoyed independently or used as a base for cocktails and mocktails.

Ingredients

Mangoes – You can use fresh or frozen mangoes, whichever you prefer.

It is best to use mangoes that are sweet, juicy, and vibrantly colored. 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.

Diced mangoes and sugar added to a blender.
Smooth mixture made.

Add 3 cups of water and 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice to the blender and blend until everything is well combined.

Water and lime juice added to the blender.
Blended until smooth.

Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any pulp or fibers.

Passing the mixture through a mesh strainer.

If the nectar looks thick, add more water. Also, 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.

Ready mango nectar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make it without a blender?

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.

Can I use canned mangoes to make it?

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.

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Make this 3 ingredient Homemade Mango Nectar using my easy recipe. It is a cool and refreshing drink to sip all summer.
5 from 1 vote

Mango Nectar Recipe

Make this 3 ingredient Homemade Mango Nectar using my easy recipe. It is a cool and refreshing drink to sip all summer.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 and ½ cups diced ripe mangoes (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
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Instructions 

  • 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.

Video

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Notes

Experiment with adding other flavors, such as mint or ginger, for a unique twist.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 10mg, Potassium: 113mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 673IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.1mg
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