One of my favorite things to drink is a mango smoothie. I was walking through the store and saw mangoes and thought about the strawberry lemonade recipe I featured and thought it would be great to substitute the strawberries with mangoes instead. I decided to make Mango Lemonade and the kids helped me out in the kitchen making it. My kids helped measure out the sugar for the lemonade and they juiced the lemons for me. I didn’t get any pictures since I was elbow deep in mango juice! I still don’t know how people get mangoes cut so nicely! I guess I should check out a YouTube video or two to figure it out.
- 2 large Mangoes
- 1 3/4 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 8 cups of water
- In a small saucepan, combine 1 3/4 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- Juice enough lemons to make 1 1/2 cups of juice (approximately 6 large lemons.)
- Place mangoes in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Combine pureed mangoes, lemon juice, sugar water, and remaining 8 cups of water in your pitcher and stir. Add ice or serve over ice for a nice chill.
This mango lemonade turned out great. My husband took a drink and told me that he can’t find anything I could have done differently! He’s always critical about my recipes, trying to figure out what I can change. The kids had a good time taking turns juicing the lemons as well. Easy, delicious drink to cool off with this summer!
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