Mangonada (Mexican Mango Sorbet Smoothie)

Mangonada is a Mexican dessert drink  made with mango sorbet and fruit, tangy chamoy sauce, tajin,  lime juice and tamarind candy straws.


By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Mangonada is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Sunday Funday. Each week bloggers in the  group get together to post  a recipe on a chosen topic. This week we are looking at recipes that use mango.

Mangonada combines sorbet with spicy, sweet and sour ingredients for a delicious take on  a smoothie or fruit  shake. Sometimes called chamango or chamoyada because of the addition of the chamoy  sauce.


La Michoacana Paleta Shops

We first discovered these tasty treats dropping by a paleta shop near a local  tienda where we  buy Latin groceries. La Michoacana is a casual name for the type of Mexican ice cream shops that serve paletas, or frozen dessert treats made with a lot  of fruit.

What is a Mangonada?

In the case of the mangonada, the paleta is made using lots of  mangos. You can find these with sorbet or sometimes as a shaved ice and there will be bites of fresh mango as well. It is at once part smoothie,  part fruit shake.

How To Make a Mangonada

But this is not simply whizzed in a blender. The cup  is lined with  a sweet and sour chamoy sauce the way one might line a cup  with chocolate syrup. But in this case it is tangy and  fruity like a sweet-tart or Jolly Rancher.

Then  the sorbet is dropped in, and layered with lime juice and more chamoy  sauce. Finally the top  is  given a sprinkle of Tajin spicy salt, adorned with fresh mango chunks, and crowned with a straw wrapped  in tamarind fruit  leather or other sweet and tart candy. It is a pure delight.

You  can find all the things you need to make this (except maybe the sorbet) at a tienda  market or perhaps at Amazon  online.

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Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 large serving


  • 14 ounces Hagen Daz mango sorbet (softened)
  • 2-3 tablespoons chamoy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tajin spicy salt
  • 1 tamarind candy-wrapped straw


  • Add half the chamoy sauce to a large chilled glass, swirling around the sides.
  • Add sorbet, layering with additional chamoy sauce and lime juice.
  • Sprinkle the top with Tajin spice and insert candy straw (nibble the candy off the straw as you eat).


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