This mango iced tea is a refreshing seasonal twist to the classic and loved beverage made from scratch with fresh fruity flavor of ripe mangoes.
There is nothing quite more refreshing than a glass of cool iced tea on a hot summer afternoon. I always like to add a seasonal twist to my drinks. Since summers in India are almost synonymous to mangoes, and given my love for fresh juicy mangoes, I had to curate a mango iced tea recipe. This one that I came up with is the perfect blend, just enough fruity while also retaining the classic iced tea flavor so that it doesn’t taste like a regular mango drink.
It’s quick and easy to make with just 5 ingredients and it’s incredibly REFRESHING! Plus it’s great to carry – think sunny picnics, office lunches, or even a summer day lunch swap!
What mangoes to use?
As someone born and raised in Bombay, my love for mangoes starts and stops at Alphonos. Sure, there are other varieties that are pretty great too but lets not even argue about the superiority of the alphonso over all others. Haha! But truly, while I’ve used only Alphonso (obviously) for this mango iced tea, I don’t see why other mango varieties wouldn’t work well here. The sweetness in the recipe can easily be adjusted depending on the kind of fruit you use and how tart it is. Infact I think if you try slightly sour mangoes such as Pairi, you could even swap the sugar with honey to make a bring a truly unique flavour to your iced tea!
Not just honey, use any sweetener of your choice in this beverage since it’s a really versatile recipe. The lemon juice and mint leaves are to balance out the flavors but you could even use fresh basil leaves or skip the herbs altogether. This mango iced tea is perfect for outdoor picnics, social gatherings or to simply enjoy a glass in your own company. Self-love is the key, guys!
So, without further ado, try the most refreshing summer drink ever!
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Looking for more Mango Recipes? Try these
- Eggless mango tart
- Eggless mango mousse
- Mango semolina cake
- Eggless mango shortbread bars
- Eggless Mango cake
Mango Iced Tea
- 3 cups Water
- 1 tbsp Tea Leaves
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 1.5 tsp Lemon Juice
- 3/4 cup Mango pulp
- 7-8 Mint Leaves
- Few pieces Fresh Mango, chopped
- Place the water in a pan and bring to boil.
- Add the tea leaves, stir and switch off the flame. Cover the pan, allowing the tea to steep for 5-6 minutes.
- Strain the prepared tea and once cool, transfer to a blender jar. Add the mango pulp, lemon juice and sugar and blend the mixture for 30-40 seconds allowing everything to mix well.
- Pour into tall glasses over ice cubes and garnish with fresh mint leaves and choppedmango pieces.