Fresh mango juice recipe - how to make it at home

7.7.22 | Recipe by Renz
Refreshing fresh mango juice, using three ingredients. The perfect type of juice to quench. Making fresh mangoes juice is very easy. All you need is a blender and some time.

Glasses and a jug filled with fresh mango juice with a cherry and mint as garnish

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The heat of these hot summer days is horrible. We need all the drinks we can get.

This mango juice is just the right flavor of juice and freshness you want to have on hand. And making it is also very easy.

Mango season is a huge season in the Caribbean. People actually wait to get their buckets of mangoes so that they can show them off to family and friends. These become the replacement for many breakfast options.

We know that you can easily buy some mango juice at the store, I just love having fresh fruit juices, especially during the summertime with the heat. Nothing beats something cool, refreshing, and delicious.

You can drink this homemade mango juice straight or you can also use it to mix and create many other juice combinations.

Having grown up surrounded by many mango trees and different varieties of mangoes. We eventually figured out many ways to use the fruit up.

We use ripe mangoes and green mangoes at all stages. We make snacks, drinks, and even desserts. But juice is my favorite.

Another mango favorite of mine is this mango ice cream recipe.

Mango Juice Benefits

I think mango is really the king of fruits. Not only is it delicious, but it is also full of great health benefits. It is rich in minerals, antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins like Vitamin C.

Its health benefits include aiding the prevention of diabetes, improving digestive health and heart health, immunity, and eye health, and even lower the risk of certain cancers.

The best type of mangoes to use

First off we want to use a mango that is juicy and has a little less string to the flesh.

It is also best to use the mango at a very ripe stage. We will avoid unripe mangoes. We want ripe mangoes to the point where the skin can be starting to get dark.

We would want to avoid ones where the skin is bruised or split, as they could be rotting of the mango pulp.

If you have access to mango trees, I would pick the mangoes when they are just about ripe, and then leave them to ripen inside. This would help avoid birds picking them as they ripen then falling on the ground and rotting.

What you'll need for homemade mango juice

This is a very simple recipe with just three main ingredients. 

A picture of ingredients to make fresh mango juice at home.

  • mangoes.
  • water.
  • sugar.
  • ice cubes (optional).
  • fresh mint (optional).


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Blender - I use my ninja blender, you can easily use a food processor or a hand blender to make get this done.
Large bowl.
Cutting board

How to Make Mango Juice?

This is really an easy recipe. It can be made in less than thirty minutes. 

How to remove mango flesh for juicing

To make this juice, our main concern is getting the mango flesh out so that we can blend it. There are two ways I do it.

Method 1:

Peel the skin off of the mango. Then cut a cheek off and cut that into chunks. Do the same for the other cheek. Then remove any excess flesh of the remaining mango as close to the seed as possible.

A collage of images of mango with the skin on and then the mango peeled.

Method 2:

This method doesn't require you to peel the skin. Cut the cheeks of the mango off. Then take a spoon and dig into the flesh and scoop it out. Try not to dig too deep into the skin. Then remove the rest of the skin from around the seed and remove as much remaining flesh as you can.

A bowl of mango flesh peeled and cubed.

Making the fresh mango juice

Once you have removed all the flesh add it to your blender and blend till smooth.

A collage of mango cubes in a blender then showing an image of blended mango pulp.

Remove the mango puree from the blender and strain. If you want a thick juice then you do not have to strain the pulp.

I prefer the thinner juice so I strain out as much liquid as possible. I actually take about a cup of water and add it to the pulp to help strain it out.

An image of me holding a strainer to get get the juice from the blended mango.

Once strained add sugar if needed. Then add water and sugar to the mixture.

Chill and serve your glass of mango juice over ice and garnished with fresh mint leaves and cherries.

Looking for some more juices? Then check out this lime juice, papaya juice, cucumber juice, mixed fruit juice, soursop juice, and pineapple cucumber juice.

How to Store Raw Mango Juice?

Though I usually drink this out quickly, storing is also very easy. Keep in the fridge, in a well-sealed bottle for up to 5 days maximum.

I wouldn't say to freeze the mango juice itself, but if I get an abundance of mangoes, I take the pulp, blend it, then freeze that to be used at some other time to make mango juice.

Pouring a glass of mango juice with another filled glass garnished with mint and a cherry.

Optional Add-ins and Variations

Coconut water - Water is used to help thin out the juice. A great replacement for water would be some coconut water. It would also add some more nutrition to the drink.

Pineapple - Add some fresh pineapple to the mango juice to give it some additional flavor.

Ginger - add a knob of ginger when blending to add a hint of spiciness.

Passion fruit - add some passion fruit juice to make a great mango passion fruit combination.

Essence and bitters - you can add a little vanilla essence and/or a dash of angostura bitters to help elevate the taste.

Lime or lemon juice - a squirt of lime into the glass when you are just about to serve also adds a nice tanginess to the drink.


What if I don't have fresh mangoes?

If you don't have fresh ripe and juicy mangoes you can use frozen mango cubes. I've never tried canned mango pulp but I am sure it can also be a great substitute.

The best sugar to use to make juice instead?

If you are going to use cold water, it's best to use superfine sugar, like castor sugar. This would be easy to dissolve in the water. Another great choice would be to make a simple syrup.

Should I strain the juice?

If the type of mango you use does not have that many strings, then you do not have to strain the drink. If you make it a thick drink (didn't use as much thinner like water/juice/coconut water), then you can serve it over ice cubes so that as it melts it thins out the drink making it easier to consume.

Overhead view of mango juice poured into glasses with mint garnish.


  • Water and sugar amounts will vary. It depends on how ripe and juicy your mango is and also how sweet. So make sure to taste as you are making and adjust amounts.

  • If you want this to be chilled right away, after straining, add the pulp back to the blender, along with some sugar, ice, and water, and blend it all together.

Make sure you try this fresh mango juice recipe. And if you do and like it, please let me know in the comments and leave a rating so others can know you loved it!!

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