Mango Fandango

We are right in the middle of Summer here in Australia. Cravings for cold drinks, smoothies, ice cream and icy poles are on peak at this time of the year for us.

I share with you a simple and yummy recipe today that sure satisfies in hot weather. It is full of fruit, you can make it healthier by using yoghurt or if you are in the mood for something more indulgent, go for thickened cream.

You can also adjust the consistency according to personal preference, we enjoy it thick in consistency.

Mango Fandago, is a name that is associated with a mango drink that has seen quite a few variations and today I present to you my take on it. The Almond butter, cinnamon and vanilla as a combination add so much flavour.


Mango – 1 cup diced

Banana – 1, diced

Thickened Cream or yoghurt – 1/2 cup

Almond Butter – 1 heaped Tablespoon

Cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon

Vanilla Essence – 1 teaspoon

Honey – 1/4 cup


Milk to adjust for consistency


Place all ingredients in a blender or Nutri bullet and blend till smooth in consistency. Enjoy as is or can freeze in an icetray and once frozen can take it out, place it back in the blender and give it whirl and it will have a thick ice cream like feel to it but definitely healthier.


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  1. May be midsummer in the Land of Oz, but in Kentucky on the bottom side of the world it is 27F (-3C) this morning! Saving this for a couple months! πŸ˜‰ I just figured out how to “carve” a mango and get almost all the meat out!!! πŸ˜€ So this will definitely be on our summer play-list! 😎
    ❀️&πŸ™, c.a.

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      1. AZ!? Probably usually colder than all y’all! Tucson has been colder a couple of times, but not for long.
        My brother in the Phoenix valley keeps me informed of the weather there. πŸ˜‰

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      2. Peoria runs about the same as Lex for lows most of the winter (which means my brother is shivering in his boots!!) but the highs are in the upper 60s and into the 70s this week! We’ll be doing good to get up to 50.

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  2. Oooh this sounds and looks so yummy. I will surely have to try it. Maybe not today because it’s cold here. But one thing about Florida in the winter is that temps go up and down. So a warm day will be here soon! Thanks for sharing this! πŸ€—

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  3. Looks Amazing!! I am assuming that vanilla essence is the same as vanilla extract?? It’s still a little snowy here in Illinois, but Summer will be here before you know it. This will be a great treat my son and I to make together. Thanks ManuπŸ’•πŸ’•

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  4. Wow, your Mango Fandago looks great; mango is a favorite of mine! It is too wintery here to try; I will save the recipe for summer. I like that it is non-dairy but appears creamy. 😊 Have a great week, Manu, and enjoy your summer flowers. πŸ’—πŸŒ»πŸŒΊ

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    1. Thank you Jeanne. This recipe does have cream or yoghurt. But if you want to make it non dairy then put in coconut milk. It will add a coconut flavour to it which is not there in this one but coconut complements mango very well so it should be good.

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  5. Wow. This looks so, so good! It has been pretty hot here, so I may just pick up these ingredients next time I’m at the store and make this. I honestly wish I could make this now! My mouth is watering! 🀀

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  6. I’m saving this for later, Manu! I love smoothies! Ive never made any with mangos, just frozen strawberries, bananas and blueberries with Greek yogurt. It definitely has an ice cream texture to it. Thanks for sharing this! πŸ’œ

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