The prince of pleasure, the king of fruits, the mighty mango has finally arrived. Drum rolls.. Bow to the royalty of the summer!
If there’s one thing we wait all year, it is for summer to bring sweet, juicy, pulpy mangoes.
Nothing quite like the taste of ripe sweet-scented mangoes, fleshy and delicious to the core as you scoop in mouthfuls with the tangy juice dripping down your hands.
The sweet summer-saviour and delicious delight makes for many different savoury treats and can be enjoyed in so many ways, in the season as well as later. But in the present, since they’re all ripe and ready, it’s best to enjoy mangoes fresh. So, unleash the mango-lover in you and try out these 5 ways to enjoy mango this summer!
The fruit as is
There’s nothing better than enjoying the season’s fresh produce as is. Scooping out chunks of mango pulp, sucking the mushy pulpy texture, licking the juice dripping down your hands, these are truly the most wholesome ways of enjoying a Mango. Taste the heaven, suck it or spoon it – your mango your choice, but do relish in the undiluted unadulterated pure taste of the mango fruit this season!
Sliced or diced mango can be enjoyed alone as well as be added to salads, icecreams, and other dishes for an infusion of a mango-oey flavour. If you don’t know how to eat with your hands, there are plenty of guides to teach you how to.
If you have the privilege of having a mango tree nearby, a green mango plucked straight from the Mango tree is another amazing way to taste the delight. Just cut it and sprinkle some salt and enjoy the soury tangy taste of a raw green mango.
Even if you don’t have the option of plucking a fresh one from a mango tree, Green mangoes are always also pretty easily available in the market and with vegetable sellers during the season.
A refreshing drink
Beat the scorching heat with Mango juice! The all time summer favourite mango juice drinks are the perfect refreshment for the season. You can also go spiked and add some more spirit to your enjoyment!
To make yourself one, you might have to give your blender a spin in case you don’t have ready to mix syrups handy. Peel and cut mango, add it to the blender and give the pulp a churn. Add this to water and ice to make a glass of refreshing mango mocktail! Add some mint for a refreshing flavour.
You can also skip the hassle and use SWA Mango Passion to make a drink for yourself in a jiffy! Don’t worry, it’s made using real mangoes and natural ingredients, (none of the “nature identical” nonsense to fool you), is completely preservative and additive free and tastes just like the season’s freshest fruit!
Bet a lot of us share this nostalgic sentiment, our favourite childhood memory is enjoying those mango ice creams and popsicles from the ice cream carts. Back then, there were only a few flavours and mango used to be everyone’s favourite.
Make mango popsicles and ice lollies at home with a natural mango syrup to enjoy the richness of flavour and some childhood nostalgia. Just mix some mango syrups with water, pour it into the popsicle moulds and pop them into the freezer. Your iced lolly shall be ready in about an hour or so.
Remember how Mom’s always used to chide us for licking the synthetic colored syrups. It’s best to choose a natural or cold pressed juices and syrups, there are a few options in the market if you go looking for them. There’s also SWA 🙂 You can order our natural syrups online here.
Not a lick-lolly person, you can also enjoy a mango milkshake or smoothie if that’s more to your taste. Just blend some mango pulp along with milk, ice cream and other fruits to make a healthy, tasty and filling smoothie. Enjoy this with your breakfast or evening snack!
Enjoy a little in the season and preserve some for later by converting your mango into a chutney. Made with sweet ripe or sour green mangoes, the sweet to soury flavoured chutney is perfect accompaniment to meals, rotis and parathas, can be enjoyed as a side dish as well as starter and dip. It’s also easy to make at home, so why not DIY it this season and give your favourite mangoes a tasty spin!
For some parts of our country, we get mangoes only for a few months of summer. But you can still enjoy the flavour all year round with syrups and mixers from SWA. We source our mangoes from Ratnagiri Maharashtra and other parts of South India that experience summer predominantly and mangoes are available for good part of the year. Using the produce from local farms we make fresh syrups and premixes in small batches to make refreshments you can enjoy in a variety of ways. What’s more is that we add no preservatives or artificial flavours so the mixes are completely natural and preservative free. With year long supply available with us, you can simply order whenever you miss mangoes!