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Easy Mango Milkshake Recipe

Strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla milkshakes are delicious.

But this tropical mango milkshake? It blows them out of the water with its sweet, fruity, and refreshing flavors. 

Creamy mango milkshake on a counter with fresh mango
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It features fresh mango, milk, and vanilla ice cream. Add cardamom for an Indian lassi-inspired depth, then dive in.

Why You’ll Love This Mango Milkshake Recipe

Just look at this thing! The vibrant color alone should be enough to make you want to try it.

But luckily, this fruity milkshake recipe tastes even better than it looks!

Smooth and Creamy

Ripe mangoes have a naturally silky texture. Mix them with good-quality ice cream and milk, and you’ll have a velvety finish every time.

And you don’t use ice, so you won’t have any crunchy, icy bits. 

Easy to Make

This milkshake is ready in minutes. Just toss the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. No fancy skills or equipment are needed. 

Plus, you only need six ingredients!


Sweet, creamy, and super fruity; I think it’s perfect as is.

But, you can easily make it your own.

For example, you could add nuts, honey, or yogurt. Or try it with sorbet instead of ice cream. The possibilities are endless!

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Vanilla ice cream in a bowl with fresh mango


As mentioned, you only need six ingredients to make the best mango milkshake.

You’ll find the complete list of ingredients at the end of the post. Until then, here’s a quick rundown:

  • Mango – Ripe, fresh mangoes have the best taste and texture. Use a sweet variety, like Alphonso or Ataulfo, if possible. My next choice would be canned mango slices, then frozen.
  • Milk – It is a milk-shake, after all. Whole milk gives the best flavor. But you can use whatever you like best.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – It’s important to add ice cream to get the right milkshake texture when using fresh fruit. And vanilla will give you that, plus creamy richness, without muting the fruit flavors.
  • Sugar – Just a pinch to enhance the sweetness of the fruit. You can also use simple syrup if you have it.
  • Cardamom – It’s optional but highly recommended. Cardamom adds a hint of warmth and depth you do not want to miss!
  • Whipped Cream – An optional garnish.

How To Make a Mango Milkshake

This recipe is so easy, even kids can make it. But before you grab that blender, let’s go over the steps, just in case.

1. Peel and cut mangoes. Smaller pieces will blend better.

2. Blend. Add the milk first, then the mango, ice cream, sugar, and cardamom. Blend until your milkshake is smooth and creamy. 

3. Make adjustments. Taste the milkshake and add more sugar, cardamom, ice cream, or mango to taste. 

4. Enjoy! Serve with whipped cream and an extra dash of cardamom.

2 mango milkshakes in mason jars with yellow straws

Tips for the Best Mango Milkshake

As much as I adore fresh mango, I know it’s not available year-round.

So, here’s a few tips for making this mango milkshake recipe, including using frozen fruit:

  • Use canned fruit. I go for canned fruit as a second option because it’s soft and sweet, just like fresh. So the end shake will be the same texture.
  • Use frozen fruit. Frozen fruit has a slightly muted taste, so you’ll need to add honey to sweeten it. Also, be sure to use less ice cream/more milk as the hard fruit will give the shake plenty of thick texture.
  • Taste the milkshake before serving. Even with fresh fruit, you can’t know how sweet the drink will be. So, leave the sugar for the end and add it as needed.

Recipe Variations

You can do so many things to customize this delicious mango milkshake. Below are a few of my favorite recipe variations. 

  • Make it vegan. Swap the whole milk for full-fat coconut milk and the ice cream for your favorite vegan version.
  • Turn it into a healthy smoothie. Skip the ice cream altogether and use plain Greek yogurt.
  • Protein, protein, protein! Bump up the protein with your favorite powder or nut butter.
  • Try it with spices. This recipe already calls for cardamom. But you can add ginger, saffron, or cinnamon for extra deliciousness. 
  • Make popsicles! Pour your milkshake into popsicle molds for a fun, on-the-go treat.
  • Add more fruit. Try it with bananas, passion fruit, and pineapple for the ultimate tropical milkshake.  

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Mango Milkshake

Course: DessertCuisine: American


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This tropical mango milkshake is sweet, fruity, and oh-so-delicious. Made with fresh fruit, vanilla ice cream, and cardamom, it’s as good as a shake gets!


  • 2 ripe mangoes

  • 1 cup cold whole milk

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

  • 1 tablespoon sugar or to taste, optional

  • a pinch cardamom powder, optional

  • whipped cream and mango slices, for garnish


  • Peel and chop the mangoes into chunks, and discard the seed.
  • Add the milk, mango chunks, ice cream, and cardamom powder to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. Add more milk if it’s too thick.
  • Taste the milkshake and add sugar, as needed.
  • Pour the milkshake into two glasses.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and mango slices. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Fresh Mango Alternatives: Use 1 can of drained mango slices or 1-2 cups of frozen mango.
Mango Milkshake Recipe

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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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