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Mango Lemonade

Three glasses of mango lemonade with ice
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This refreshing Mango Lemonade is perfect for scorching weather and takes minutes to make! If you add generous amounts of ice to your pitcher you don’t even have to wait for the lemonade to chill in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup diced mango (about 1 mango) *
  • Water
  • 3/41 cup granulated sugar **
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (about 68 lemons)
  • Ice, for serving

Instructions

Make the Mango Puree

In a blender combine the diced mango and 2 cups of water. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

Make the Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the 3/4 cup sugar with 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved completely. Set aside.

Make the Mango Lemonade

Juice the lemons. The number of lemons you need will depend upon how juicy they are. Sometimes I use 6 lemons, other times only 8 will do. You need at least 3/4 cup of lemon juice and could use as much as 1 cup of lemon juice.

Combine and chill. In a pitcher, pour the mango puree, simple syrup and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Add 3 cups of water and taste. Depending on how much lemon juice you used, you may need to add another 1/2 cup of water. Fill the remainder of the pitcher with ice and give it a good stir. You can store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve, or serve immediately.

Serve. Pour mango lemonade into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint if desired.

Notes

* If you don’t have mangoes or just don’t want to bother with the blender, you can use 2 cups of mango nectar instead. I like Goya mango nectar. 

** You can use up to 1 cup of sugar if you prefer a sweeter lemonade. I find that 3/4 cup sugar is plenty since the mango itself is sweet. 

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