Mango Colada

Mango Colada by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Pina Coladas are one of my favroite girly drinks. Sweet, creamy coconut milk mixed with sweet friut is so good, but you don’t have to use pineapple juice. For this Colada, I used fresh mangos and mango juice to make a mango colada. It’s just as good, if not better. Mangos are a fruit I buy pretty often in my house. They are super sweet, soft and best of all my son loves to eat them. Some other fruits may go bad in our house, but never a mango. Fortunately, some variety of mangos are available year round, so we never have to wait for them to come in season. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients too. And did you know that the mango was the single most popular fruit in most other countries except the U.S.? Mango Colada by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe These mango coladas are made without alcohol so the whole family can enjoy them. You can add some optional rum separately to the adult mango coladas if desired. A mango flavored rum would be perfect for these. You can use fresh or frozen chunked mangos and pineapple juice if you can’t find mango juice. I used fresh mangos in these, and have made a quick video below of how to cut a mango. (My 5 year old son was the camera guy.) Every mango has a really tough core,, and the soft ripe flesh surrounding it. Since no mango is created the same, most of us, including myself, will have to ind of feel our way around the seed to cut away the soft mango

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Mango Colada by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Mango Colada by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Mango Colada by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Mango Colada

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh mango chunks
1/2 cup cream of coconut
1/2 cup mango or pineapple juice
2 cups ice cubes
1/2 cup rum (optional)

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until smooth.

For more information on mangos and some great recipes, visit the Mango Board website here, is www.mango.org.

Now time for the giveaway!

To enter to win: A Mango cookbook (one of the readers of this blog will win) and $200 to Williams-Sonoma with a shipment of mangos (only one prize will be awarded at random to all blogs participating in this campaign). Tell me in the comments section below: What are your family’s favorite ways to enjoy fruits and veggies? This post sponsored by the National Mango Board, all opinions 100% mine.

The National Mango Board challenged me to spend a week creating healthier eating and snacking habits for my family. Join the conversation and one of my readers will receive a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma.

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14 Responses to “Mango Colada”

  1. 1
    Cassie — October 2, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    I could use one (or three) of these right now. I love mango!

  2. 2
    Paula - bell'alimento — October 2, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    That looks so refreshing! Cheers

  3. 3
    MaryB — October 2, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    We love grilled veggies and fruits in the summer and early fall. This recipe sounds great and I plan to try it with friends this weekend.

  4. 4
    Frassy — October 2, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    We love smoothies made with fresh watermelon and frozen strawberries in the summertime. Tastes great with a splash of rum as well…strawberry-watermelon daquiries.

  5. 5
    Kel — October 2, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Neat! I have smoothies most days for lunch — a way to get my servings in a drink.

  6. 6
    Belinda @zomppa — October 2, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    Go, camera guy!! Future videographer? Love mangoes – it is interesting that it’s not as popular here, but it’s not exactly local…best I’ve had are the Alphonso mangoes. Love this version!

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    Cheryle melendez — October 2, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    Sounds delicious .. Even though fall is here!?!? It still feels like summer here in California 101 today so mango coladas it is.. Thanks for the give away.

  8. 8
    Kate W. — October 3, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    I love pina coladas..I can’t wait to try this version! We love fresh fruit and grilled veggies :)

  9. 9
    Nomadic Samuel — October 3, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    Pina coladas are my absolute favourite drinks! I’ll be heading back to SE Asia soon, so it would be a perfect time to try out a Mango Colada. Thanks for much for sharing this :)

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    JaanL — October 11, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    I love the recipe, and will try it, but our mangoes aren’t in season right now. Love mangoes, and we grow over 12 varities, each one has its own taste. Thanks

  11. 11
    Kate D. — October 14, 2012 @ 3:09 am

    I love fresh corn in the summer. Broccoli salad is another favorite. Can’t beat a big bowl of fresh fruit.

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    writemypapers — May 27, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    This was very good! We had them with our first bbq party and everyone loved them! Thank for a great summer sipper!!

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    special-essays.com — February 24, 2014 @ 5:06 am

    Looks delicious! I’ll use this idea for the next party! Thanks)

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