Make a creamy Mango Milkshake with just 3 simple ingredients. This shake can be made vegan or with dairy, but both are equally delicious! It's simple to make and takes just minutes using your kitchen blender.
Mango shakes are simple to make and use just 3 natural ingredients: milk, mango, and plain Greek yogurt. There are no refined sweeteners so it's a healthier alternative to sugary shakes made with added sugars or ice cream.
This shake makes a great breakfast, lunch, or snack. It's full of nutrients so there is no guilt behind enjoying one any time of day or any time of year.
While this mango shake is similar to a smoothie in ingredients, it's a bit thicker and creamier just like your favorite milkshake. While you're here trying out this delicious treat, make sure to check out how to make a coffee milkshake or my favorite refreshing summer peach milkshake!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It only takes minutes to make!
- You can use fresh, frozen or canned mangoes.
- It uses just 3 simple ingredients- mango, milk, and yogurt!
- This recipe comes out thick, smooth, and creamy.
- It's healthier than milkshakes made with ice cream.
- Mangoes: fresh and frozen mango can both be used. Fresh mango yields a slightly thinner milkshake than frozen. Canned mango also works when fresh or frozen are unavailable.
- Milk: use any dairy milk or plant-based milk. The higher the fat content of the milk, the less healthy the shake will be. To make a vegan mango shake, use coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk or coconut water. Coconut milk and water will add coconutty flavor to the shake, so keep that in mind when choosing.
- Greek yogurt: plain Greek yogurt works best unless you want to use a flavored Greek yogurt, like vanilla or coconut. Bare in mind that this adds sugars and subtly changes the flavor. Traditional yogurt is also okay to use but it will make the shake a tiny bit less creamy since Greek yogurt contains less water.
Sweet mango is the star of this recipe, so there is no need to use additional sweeteners.
STEP 1: Add all ingredients to the blender in the order your blender suggests. If using the Instant Ace Blender add the milk first, then yogurt, and mango.
STEP 2: Blend on high speed for 60-90 seconds. For the Instant Ace Blender, choose the "smoothie" option and blend for 90 seconds.
STEP 3: Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Top with fresh mint, a sprinkle of cinnamon or whipped cream.
- Dairy-free/vegan: use plant-based milk and yogurt instead of those that contain dairy. Coconut water is also a delicious alternative to using milk.
- Make it creamier: add a banana for extra creaminess.
- Add other fruits: replace a little bit of the mango with pineapples, coconuts, or peaches.
- Don't care about it being healthy? Swap out the milk for ice cream! This will make an ultra creamy shake similar to the handspun milkshakes you get at restaurants.
Recipe Tips and FAQs
- I don't add ice to my shakes or smoothies. I think this just dilutes the flavor and takes away from the creaminess. If you want more liquid in your shake, just add a few more tablespoons of milk!
- Choose frozen mango to make it extra easy rather than fresh mango that needs to be sliced.
- If you need a new blender, choose one that has a "smoothie" setting, as these tend to make the perfect creamy smoothies with their programmed pulse and pause actions. All of my milkshakes and smoothies are made using an Instant Ace Nova blender. It has a special smoothie setting and frozen dessert setting, and creates perfectly creamy drinks in just the right amount of time.
- If your shake is too thick, add a little more milk and blend again until it's the consistency you want
- If your shake is too thin, add more mango.
To make it thicker, add a little more mango until you reach your desired thickness. A banana also helps to thicken up shakes. Rather than using fresh mango, use frozen.
While I am not a nutritionist, I do know that mangoes are full of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. In my opinion, dairy should be eaten in moderation so if you're making your shakes with dairy milk and yogurt, then you don't want to have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! But "healthy" is subjective, and to me this shake is higher on the healthy scale than many others. For real nutritional advice, consult with a nutritionist.
Fresh mint, whipped cream, cinnamon, cinnamon sugar, and a cherry are all good toppings for a mango shake.
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Traditional Mango Shake
- ¾ cups dairy milk
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt plain
- 2½ cups mango fresh, frozen, or canned
Vegan Mango Shake
- ¾ cup plant-based milk or coconut water
- ¼ cup plant-based yogurt
- 2½ cups mango
- Add all ingredients to the blender in the order your blender suggests. If using the Instant Ace Blender add the milk first, then yogurt, and mango.
- Blend on high speed for 60-90 seconds. For the Instant Ace Blender, choose the "smoothie" option and blend for 90 seconds.
- Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Top with fresh mint, a sprinkle of cinnamon or whipped cream.
Last summer I made and froze mango pulp from the mangoes I collected from my mango trees at home, and thawed it overnight. To the blender I added organic A2 milk and curd, golden mix powder & 100% natural bourbon vanilla extract. Finally I topped it off with soaked chia seeds. Next time I’m going to add soaked almonds and a strand of saffron!