Served over ice, this mango and lime cooler is a refreshing summer drink. I often make it at the beginning of mango season when the mangoes are not so sweet but as tempting as ever. A little pepper adds a nice kick to this cooling drink!
The mangoes are HERE! I don’t know how I can say that at the top of my voice in writing :). I love mangoes and I am yet to meet someone who doesn’t.
I just saw a few in the market and quickly brought some home. They aren’t very sweet yet but they are super tempting. So I made this mango and lime cooler to welcome the mango season and also say “Hello, Summers!”.
This refreshing summer drink has mango, lime, mint, sugar and also some spices – pepper, cumin and black salt. Pepper adds in a kick to the sweet and tangy flavors. Roasted cumin brings an earthy taste and salt to balance the sweetness. Black salt (which is actually pinkish in color) is a mineral rich salt added to most drinks in India for its cooling properties but if you don’t have black salt, you can simply add regular salt or coarse sea salt.
Mango and Lime Summer Cooler
Ingredients (1cup = 240ml; 1tbsp = 15ml; 1tsp = 5ml)
- 1 ripe mango (~1 cup mango cubes) it’s okay if it is not so sweet
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp castor sugar adjust to taste, use any sugar substitute or agave syrup
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1/4 tsp black salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- Peel the mango and cut into chunks. Discard the stone.
- Put the chopped mango in a blender along with all other ingredients and 500 ml water. Blend until smooth.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the mango drink over the ice cubes. Enjoy chilled!
- Black salt (which is actually pinkish in color) is used a lot in summer drinks in India because of its cooling properties. Use regular salt if you do not have black salt.
- Nutritional Information is approximate value for 1 of 4 servings.
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How do you welcome the mango season? While I love just dunking my teeth into a sweet ripe mango, the early season mangoes are good for drinks like this cooler or mango smoothies. Check out more mango recipes using both raw and ripe mangoes here.