Fresh Homemade Mango Squash (Mango Syrup)

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As the scorching heat of summer arrives, nothing beats a refreshing and fruity drink to quench your thirst and rejuvenate your senses. One such delightful beverage is mango squash. Bursting with the tropical flavors of ripe mangoes, mango squash offers a delicious and revitalizing experience that will transport you to a sunny paradise. It is perfect squash to make beverages in summer like mango frooti, mango ice tea & mango popsils. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of mango squash, exploring its origins, preparation process, and the various ways you can enjoy this tantalizing drink.

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The Origin of Mango Squash

Mango squash traces its roots back to the tropical and subtropical regions where mangoes flourish. Known as the “King of Fruits,” mangoes are cherished for their luscious sweetness and vibrant flavors. Mango squash was created as a way to capture the essence of these ripe mangoes and enjoy their goodness throughout the year. It has since become a beloved beverage in many countries, particularly during the hot summer months.

Making Mango Squash

  • Take 3 Alphonso mangoes (1 kg) and peeled them carefully. Collect the pulp of all mangoes in a bowl.
  • Blend the whole pulp to its full extent and kept it aside for further use.
  • Now take a pan and add 1-liter water and 1 kilogram sugar. Heat it over a medium flame until a wire is made when you take this liquid in your fingers. 
  • Afterwards add 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
  • Now append the blended mango pulp to the pan.
  • Heat it on a medium-high flame until it boils.
  • After it gets boiled, sieve it through mash so that the solid particles can’t go into the syrup.
  • The mango syrup is ready.
  • Transfer this squash to a sterilized glass bottle which can be stored for an extended period, allowing you to enjoy the taste of fresh mangoes long after the season has ended.
  • Your Mango squash is ready to use and have fun in these summers with your near and dear ones.

Enjoying Mango Squash

Mango squash offers a myriad of ways to enjoy its delightful flavors. The most common method is to dilute the concentrated syrup with chilled water, adjusting the sweetness to suit your taste. This simple concoction creates a refreshing mango drink that is perfect for hot summer days. For a bubbly twist, mix the mango squash with sparkling water or soda and garnish with a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon.

Versatility and Serving Options

One of the remarkable aspects of mango squash is its versatility. This delightful beverage can be enjoyed in numerous ways, allowing you to explore a world of creative possibilities. Here are a few serving options to tantalize your taste buds:

Classic Mango Drink: Dilute the mango squash concentrate with cold water to create a thirst-quenching mango beverage. Adjust the concentration to your liking, ensuring a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess.

Sparkling Mango Fizz: Add a splash of mango squash to sparkling water or soda for a refreshing and effervescent twist. Garnish with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint for an extra burst of freshness.

Mango Mocktails and Cocktails: Use mango squash as a base for delightful mocktails or cocktails. Combine it with citrus juices, soda, or even a splash of rum to create tropical-inspired beverages that will transport you to an island paradise.

Dessert Delights: Drizzle mango squash over a bowl of creamy vanilla ice cream or incorporate it into fruit salads for a burst of tropical flavor. You can also freeze it in popsicle molds for homemade mango popsicles that are perfect for a sunny day treat.

 

Expert Tips

Choose Ripe Mangoes: The key to a flavorful mango squash is using ripe and juicy mangoes. Look for mangoes that yield slightly when gently squeezed and emit a sweet aroma. Ripe mangoes will ensure that your squash has a rich and authentic mango flavor.

Experiment with Mango Varieties: Mangoes come in various varieties, each with its unique flavor profile. Explore different mango varieties like Alphonso, Kent, or Ataulfo to discover the nuances of taste and aroma they bring to your mango squash.

Adjust Sugar Levels: The sweetness of mangoes can vary, so it’s essential to taste the mango pulp before adding sugar to the squash. Start with a moderate amount of sugar and adjust to your preference. Remember, you can always add more sugar if needed, but you can’t remove it once added.

Add a Citrus Twist: For an extra zing of flavor, consider adding a splash of fresh lime or lemon juice to your mango squash. The citrusy acidity beautifully complements the natural sweetness of mangoes, enhancing the overall taste.

Dilution Ratio: When mixing mango squash with water or sparkling water, find the dilution ratio that suits your taste buds. Some prefer a stronger mango flavor, while others enjoy a more diluted version. Experiment with different ratios until you find your perfect balance.

Chill Well: Mango squash is best enjoyed when chilled. Once prepared, refrigerate the mango squash concentrate, and when serving, ensure your water or sparkling water is adequately chilled. The cool temperature intensifies the refreshing nature of the drink.

Garnish Creatively: Elevate the presentation of your mango squash by garnishing it creatively. Add a sprig of fresh mint, a slice of lime, or even a few diced mango pieces to enhance the visual appeal and provide a delightful aroma to accompany your drink.

Get Creative with Mix-Ins: While mango squash is delicious on its own, don’t be afraid to experiment with mix-ins. Add a dash of ginger syrup, a hint of chili powder, or a splash of coconut water to infuse your mango squash with unique flavors and create exciting variations.

Storage and Shelf Life: Properly store your mango squash concentrate in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator. It can typically be stored for a few weeks, but always check for any signs of spoilage before use.

Enjoy the Versatility: Mango squash goes beyond a simple beverage. Explore its versatility by using it as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or yogurt, or incorporate it into baked goods like cakes or muffins for a tropical twist.

 

FAQs

Q1: Can I use frozen mangoes to make mango squash?

A1: Yes, you can use frozen mangoes to make mango squash. Thaw the frozen mangoes before extracting the pulp and proceeding with the recipe. Keep in mind that the texture and flavor of the squash may vary slightly compared to using fresh mangoes.

 

Q2: Can I substitute sugar with a sweetener in mango squash?

A2: Yes, you can substitute sugar with a sweetener of your choice, such as honey, agave syrup, or a sugar substitute. Adjust the quantity according to your taste preferences. Keep in mind that different sweeteners may alter the flavor profile slightly.

 

Q3: How long does mango squash concentrate last?

A3: Mango squash concentrate, when stored properly in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator, can typically last for a few weeks. However, it’s always best to check for any signs of spoilage, such as mold or off odors, before consuming.

 

Q4: Can I mix mango squash with alcoholic beverages?

A4: Yes, mango squash can be mixed with alcoholic beverages to create refreshing cocktails. Experiment with adding a splash of rum, vodka, or tequila to your mango squash-based drinks for a tropical twist. Adjust the quantity based on your preference and enjoy responsibly.

 

Q5: Can I use mango squash as a marinade or sauce for savory dishes?

A5: While mango squash is primarily used in beverages and desserts, you can certainly get creative and experiment with using it as a marinade or sauce for savory dishes. Its sweet and tangy flavors can complement grilled meats, and seafood, or even be incorporated into dressings or glazes.

 

Q6: Can I freeze mango squash for longer storage?

A6: Yes, you can freeze mango squash for longer storage. Transfer the mango squash concentrate to a freezer-safe container or ice cube trays and freeze. Thaw it in the refrigerator when ready to use, and give it a good stir before incorporating it into your favorite recipes or diluting it with water.

 

Q7: Can I mix mango squash with other fruit juices?

A7: Absolutely! Mango squash can be mixed with other fruit juices to create flavorful combinations. Try blending it with orange juice, pineapple juice, or passion fruit juice for a tropical medley of flavors. Adjust the ratios based on your preference to achieve the desired taste.

 

Q8: Is mango squash suitable for people with dietary restrictions?

A8: Mango squash is generally suitable for most people. However, it’s essential to consider individual dietary restrictions or allergies. If you have specific dietary concerns, such as diabetes or allergies to certain ingredients, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or nutritionist before consuming mango squash or any other food or beverage.

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Mango Squash Recipe Card

North Indian Kitchen
Mango Squash made with fresh Alphonso mangoes. Lime juice makes it more tasty and refreshing drink.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine Indian, World
Calories 72 kcal

Equipments

1 Pan (Non-Stick)
1 Glass Bowl (medium-sized)
1 Glass Bottle/Jar

Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram Ripe Mangoes puree (3-4 mangoes)
  • 1 kilogram Sugar
  • 1 litre Water
  • 2 tablespoons Citric Acid/Lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Instructions
 

  • Take 3 Alphonso mangoes (1 kg) and peeled them carefully. Collect the pulp of all mangoes in a bowl.
    2. Blend the whole pulp to its full extent and kept it aside for further use.
    3. Now take a pan and add 1-liter water and 1 kilogram sugar. Heat it over a medium flame until a wire is made when you take this liquid in your fingers.
     4. Afterwards add 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
    5. Now append the blended mango pulp in the pan.
    6. Heat it on medium high flame until it boils.
    7. After it get boiled, sieve it through mash so that the solid particles can't go in the syrup.
    8. The mango syrup is ready.
    9. Transfer this squash to a sterilized glass bottle and can be stored for an extended period, allowing you to enjoy the taste of fresh mangoes long after the season has ended.
    Your Mango squash is ready to use and have fun in these summers with your near and dear ones.

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Notes

  • Always use ripe mangoes. Be sure that the mangoes are sweet and if it is sour then wait for somedays and after then you can make this squash.
  • Make sure that give the sugar syrup that much time in which the wire produced in your fingers.
  • Always store this syrup in glass bottle/jar for future use. Make sure that before storing syrup bottle should be fully sterilized.
Nutrition Facts
Mango Squash Recipe Card
Amount per Serving
Calories
72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
24
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
106
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
334
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Sugar
 
24
g
27
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
404
IU
8
%
Vitamin B1
 
1
mg
67
%
Vitamin B2
 
1
mg
59
%
Vitamin B3
 
1
mg
5
%
Vitamin B6
 
1
mg
50
%
Vitamin B12
 
1
µg
17
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Vitamin D
 
3
µg
20
%
Vitamin E
 
1
mg
7
%
Vitamin K
 
1
µg
1
%
Calcium
 
290
mg
29
%
Vitamin B9 (Folate)
 
13
µg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Magnesium
 
31
mg
8
%
Phosphorus
 
222
mg
22
%
Zinc
 
1
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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