Mango squash is a sweet and tangy concentrated drink made from mango pulp, sugar, and water. It is usually used as a base for the preparation of soft drinks, such as cocktails or mocktails. It can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks and then enjoyed diluted with water, soda or other preferred beverages.
The drink is typically thick and syrupy in consistency and has a sweet and tangy flavor that is characteristic of ripe mangoes. It is a popular drink in many tropical countries and is often enjoyed as a refreshing beverage during hot summer days.
To enjoy mango squash, it is typically diluted with water or soda to achieve the desired consistency and sweetness. The drink can be served over ice, and is often garnished with fresh mint or a slice of lime for added flavor.
Mango squash can also be used as a base for making cocktails or mocktails, and can be mixed with a variety of other fruits and juices for a unique and refreshing beverage. It is a popular drink in tropical countries and is often served during summer or as a refreshing drink after a meal.
Ingredients for Mango Squash
- 4 ripe mangoes, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 cups water
- Juice of 1 lemon
Instructions for Mango Squash
- Puree the mangoes in a blender until smooth.
- In a large pot, combine the pureed mangoes, sugar, and water.
- Stir well to combine and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and becomes syrupy.
- Remove the pot from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bowl, pressing the solids with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.
- Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a clean glass bottle or jar.
- Store the mango squash in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.
To serve, dilute the mango squash with water or soda to taste, and add ice cubes as desired. You can also garnish with fresh mint or a slice of lime for added flavor. Enjoy your delicious and refreshing mango squash!
Mango squash is quite concentrated, so it’s best to dilute it with water or soda before serving. Start with a 1:3 ratio of squash to water/soda, and adjust to your taste. Add a slice of fresh mango or a wedge of lime to your glass for added flavor and visual appeal.
It can be used as a base for making cocktails. Mix it with rum, vodka, or gin, and add some fresh mint or basil for a delicious and refreshing cocktail.
Tips and Variations
- The key to making delicious mango squash is using ripe and sweet mangoes. Look for mangoes that are slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet aroma.
- Straining the mango mixture through a fine mesh strainer will help remove any fibrous bits and ensure a smooth and silky texture.
- Mango squash can be quite sweet, so be sure to taste the mixture as it simmers and adjust the amount of sugar to your liking.
- Store it in a clean glass bottle or jar. Plastic containers can impart unwanted flavors and odors
- It can be mixed with a variety of other fruit juices or herbs to create unique and flavorful drinks. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations to find your favorite flavor profile.
- How long does mango squash last?
It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.
- Can I use frozen mangoes to make mango squash?
Yes, you can use frozen mangoes. Thaw the mangoes before pureeing them and follow the recipe as usual.
- Is mango squash healthy?
It is a sugary drink and should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. However, mangoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber, making mango squash a healthier option compared to many other sugary drinks.