The best homemade mango juice recipe uses organic Alphonso mangoes for a terrifically sweet, nectar-like drink. Follow our step-by-step instructions with photos to learn how to make a delicious juice that’s perfect for enjoying by the glassful or include in any number of juice-based beverage recipes.

 

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I am somewhat of a mango juice expert, as I love all things mango. From Mango Milkshake and Mango Smoothie to Mango Cheesecake and Mango Pudding, this bright and tropical fruit is absolutely my favorite to include in recipes. And if given the option between a slice of mango or a glass of juice, I’ll happily choose the mango nectar juice every time.

Although I’ve been a big fan of mango juice for many years, I more than often prefer to make it specifically with organic Alphonso mangoes. Hands-down these are the most prized variation of the fruit: they’re large with lots of delicious, perfectly sweet flesh.

While you can make a refreshing glass of mango juice with other mangoes if you have Alphonso available I highly recommend that you use them.

Mangoes are nutrient-rich, so obviously it is good to include them in your diet. They are also a rich source of Vitamin A, C, and dietary fiber. 

Here I share with you my easy mango juice recipe and tips to prepare the best, most refreshing mango juice from scratch. It’s great to make on a hot day, and perfect to enjoy as it is or with your favorite snacks!

Storing mangoes, the right way

Now that you’ve got a good quantity of mangoes from the market to make your Mango Juice at home, you must be wondering what is the best way to store the remaining excess mangoes.

And why not, because the ‘king of fruits is a precious one and should be carefully preserved so that you can enjoy it later too.

Here’s a checklist that you should read and refer to, carefully.

When you want to store fresh mangoes for a short period

  1. Begin by checking the ripeness of the mangoes. Ripe ones are softer as compared to the unripe, harder ones. Ripe mangoes also have a fruity smell which is missing in the unripe ones.
  2. Green, unripe mangoes can be stored in dark at room temperature, in a container/jar with airflow. This will guard the mangoes against insects and not block the oxygen too.
  3. Yellow, ripe mangoes can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.

When you want to store fresh mangoes for a long period

  1. You can freeze chopped fresh mangoes in Ziploc bags to enjoy in the off-season. The mango should be chopped into small pieces to fit properly in the Ziploc bags. Peeling the skin is optional.
  2. While packing in Ziploc bags, ensure that the mango pieces are not on top of one other. Also, before sealing the bags, push out as much oxygen as possible from them.
  3. You should keep your Ziploc bags with mango horizontally in the freezer, for the fruit to freeze evenly.
  4. You can also make puree from the mangoes. Freeze them in ice trays. Then remove the frozen cubes and transfer them to containers or Ziploc bags. Keep in the freezer. When you want to enjoy any mango-based drink or dessert, remove the frozen mango cubes and add them while making the recipe. You can thaw them slightly before you proceed.
  5. It is advisable to consume the frozen mangoes within 6 months of storing them in the freezer.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Mango Juice

Peel and chop mangoes

1. First, rinse the mangoes very well under clean water. Dry them with a clean kitchen towel. Use a sharp knife or peeler to peel the skins.

Start at the bottom of each mango, and slice upwards towards the more narrow end to remove the skin, keeping as much of the flesh intact as possible. 

TIP: To reduce the heating qualities of mangoes, soak them in water in a bowl or pan for a couple of hours.

two peeled mangoes on a white chopping board

2. Next, chop the mangoes and discard the stone. To separate the flesh from the center pit, first slice large chunks off on both sides of the stone.

Scrape or slice through the remaining flesh and place them on the chopping board. Chop these slices and scrapings into small pieces, like in the photo below.

mangoes chopped

Make Mango Juice

3. Transfer the chopped mangoes to a blender. 

chopped mangoes in a blender

4. Blend until smooth. Add a splash of water or milk (dairy or plant-based) to thin out slightly into a flowing runny juice, if you like.

You can add a few ice cubes to make into an icy smoothie-like mango juice. Personally, I like my mango juice without anything added for the richest, creamiest and pulpy drink.

chopped mangoes blended to a thick pulpy mango juice

5. Serve the fresh juice immediately, or you can chill in the refrigerator. Feel free to garnish with your favorite juice or smoothie toppings, like chopped nuts, fresh berries, herbs or seeds.

I like to add a sprinkle of chia seeds to my juice, and my family loves chopped cashews and almonds. Get creative and enjoy!

closeup shot mango juice in a glass topped with chia seeds on a wooden table with a side of mangoes on a glass bowl

Expert Tips

  • Additional flavors: I recommend that you do not add any additional flavorings to this mango juice recipe, to really let the mango shine. That said if you prefer you can combine some other fruit juice like strawberry juice, pomegranate juice, and orange juice with mangoes.
  • Mangoes: Use sweet and ripe mangoes that have a firm juicy pulp, like Alphonso. Avoid fibrous, unripe mangoes. If your mangoes are sweet, you absolutely do not need to add any sugar or sweetener.
  • Garnish and toppings: Keep a few pieces of mango intact while you prepare the juice. Then you can use these slices as a lovely garnish with your drinks. You could garnish with fresh herbs like mint or with berries (fresh or dried), nuts, or seeds.
  • For a cold juice: Add some ice cubes while blending. Or refrigerate the mango juice for a few hours. Keep the mangoes in the refrigerator overnight before juicing them.
  • Consistency: To thin the consistency slightly, add water or fruit juice, or ice cubes.

FAQs

Can this mango juice recipe be increased?

Yes, as-is this mango juice recipe makes two servings. However, you can easily double or triple the number of mangoes used to make larger or more servings. I want to store, then pour the juice into ice trays and freeze them. Once frozen, remove the cubes and place them in Ziploc bags or freezer safe containers. Keep the Ziploc bags or containers in the freezer.

What should I serve with homemade mango juice?

This refreshing and sweet drink is great to enjoy as it is or with nearly any savory snack! I love to serve thick pulpy mango juice with Puri and even Roti.

How long does this juice keep well?

Freshly prepared mango juice definitely tastes best when enjoyed right away, but it can be refrigerated to make it cold. Keep covered in the fridge for up to 1 day.

How do I make mango nectar from mangoes?

To make mango nectar, simply blend the 2 cups of chopped mangoes with ½ to 1 cup of water adding some sugar or honey or your preferred sweetener.

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mango juice in a glass topped with chia seeds

Mango Juice Recipe (Homemade and Easy)

The best homemade mango juice recipe uses organic Alphonso mangoes for a terrifically sweet, nectar-like drink that’s perfect for enjoying by the glassful or including in any number of juice-based beverage recipes.

5 from 5 votes

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 0 mins

Total Time 10 mins

Peeling and Chopping Mangoes

  • Rinse the mangoes very well under clean water. Dry them with a clean kitchen towel. Use a sharp knife or peeler to peel the skins.

  • A tip is to reduce the heating qualities of mangoes and soak them immersed in water in a bowl or pan for a couple of hours before prepping them.

  • Next, chop the mangoes and discard the stone. To separate the flesh from the center pit, first slice large chunks off on both sides of the stone.

  • Scrape or slice through the remaining flesh and place them on the chopping board. Chop these slices and scrapings into small pieces.

Blending Mangoes

  • Transfer the chopped mangoes into a blender. 

  • Blend mangoes until smooth. You can add a splash of water or milk (dairy or plant-based) to thin out slightly into a creamy flowing juice if you prefer.

  • You can also add some ice cubes if you like.

  • I suggest you can consider leaving a few mango pieces to add as a topping to the juice.

  • Pour the mango juice into tall glasses.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve mango juice as it is. You can choose to garnish the juice with your favorite toppings, like chopped nuts, fresh berries, herbs or seeds.

  • We enjoy it with a sprinkle of chia seeds or some chopped cashews, pistachios, or almonds.

Storage

  • Freshly prepared mango juice definitely tastes best when enjoyed right away, but it can be refrigerated to make it cold.

  • You can chill the juice in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours if you plan to serve it later.

  • Or keep the juice covered in the fridge for up to 1 day.

  • Additional flavors: I recommend that you do not add any additional flavorings to this recipe, to really let the mango shine. That said if you prefer you can combine some other fruit juices like strawberry juice, pomegranate juice, and orange juice while blending the mangoes.
  • Mangoes: Use sweet and ripe mangoes that have a firm juicy pulp, like Alphonso. Avoid fibrous, unripe mangoes. If the mangoes are sweet, you absolutely do not need to include any sugar or sweetener.
  • Toppings and garnish: Keep a few pieces of mango intact while you prepare the juice. Then you can use these slices as a lovely garnish with your drinks. You can also garnish with fresh herbs like mint or with berries (fresh or dried), nuts, or seeds.
  • For a cold mango juice: Add some ice cubes while blending. Or refrigerate the juice for a few hours. You can keep the mangoes in the refrigerator overnight before juicing them.
  • Consistency: To thin the consistency slightly, add water or your preferred fruit juice or ice cubes while blending mangoes. 
  • Scaling: This recipe makes for two servings. You can easily double or triple the number of mangoes used to make larger or more servings.

Nutrition Facts

Mango Juice Recipe (Homemade and Easy)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 99 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 2mg0%

Potassium 277mg8%

Carbohydrates 25g8%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 23g26%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 1785IU36%

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%

Vitamin B6 1mg50%

Vitamin C 60mg73%

Vitamin E 1mg7%

Vitamin K 7µg7%

Calcium 18mg2%

Vitamin B9 (Folate) 71µg18%

Iron 1mg6%

Magnesium 17mg4%

Phosphorus 23mg2%

Zinc 1mg7%

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