This refreshing Mango Citrus Fruit Punch recipe is made with fresh mango, pineapple and lemon and lime citrus flavors. Perfect for entertaining and so delicious!!
The weather is officially changing, and my heart is so full of excitement for the rest of spring and this upcoming summer. Last year, I didn’t really entertain as much because I was traveling a ton and dealing with first trimester woes. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Now, with my Baby Cakes in the mix, I am ready to get back to the best summer entertaining there is.
Perks and Highlights of the Best Mango Punch
Cuisine Inspiration: Caribbean and Latin American flavors
Primary Cooking Method: No cook – just blend, mix, and serve!
Dietary Info: Non-alcoholic and vegan-friendly
Key Flavor: The dominant flavor profile is sweet and tangy, thanks to the ripe mangoes and the blend of pineapple and orange juices.
Skill Level Required: Easy
Perk 1: Refreshing Vibes – This punch screams summer and is sure to refresh and delight.
Perk 2: Crowd Pleaser – With its sweet and fruity flavors, this punch is a hit at parties and gatherings.
Perk 3: Easy Peasy – A simple blender, and some fresh fruit, and you’re good to go.
Perk 4: Customizable Sweetness – You have the control to adjust the sweetness to your liking, ensuring the punch is just right for you and your guests.
When is a Mango Ripe?
Using ripe mangoes in this recipe makes all of the difference in getting the incredibly bright taste. You can recognize ripe mangoes by their feel. When you feel it, it will give slightly indicating that it has soft flesh inside it. This is what you are looking for. For this particular fruit punch recipe, I used the Tommy Atkins mango variety. You’ll recognize them in store by their dark red blush that often covers much of the fruit with green and orange-yellow accents. To see what mangoes are in season throughout the year, visit here.
- Cubed Fresh Mango: Fresh mango cubes bring a burst of tropical sweetness and a velvety texture. Make sure to pick ripe mangos for that perfect punch of flavor.
- Pineapple Juice: Pineapple juice adds a tangy twist and helps create a smooth, fruity blend.
- Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice: Freshness is key. Ditch the store-bought stuff and squeeze those oranges yourself.
- Lemon Lime Soda: It introduces a bubbly personality, adding a refreshing and slightly tart element to balance out the sweetness.
- Granulated Sugar: It’s here to make sure everything is just sweet enough without overpowering.
How to Make Mango Citrus Punch
- Blend the Fruits: Toss your fresh mango chunks, pineapple juice, and orange juice into a blender. Whizz it up until everything’s silky smooth.
- Combine and Stir: Grab a pitcher and pour in your mango mixture. Now, add in the fizzy lemon-lime soda and the granulated sugar. Give it all a good stir until the sugar is totally dissolved.
- Chill and Serve:Serve your punch over a glass filled with ice to keep things cool and refreshing.
- Sweetness Check: Here’s a pro tip – the amount of sugar you need depends on your mango’s ripeness.
How to Store
Store the punch in a sealed pitcher in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Give it a good stir before serving again, as ingredients may settle at the bottom.
Amazing Mango Recipes
If you are looking for more amazing mango recipes, check these out:
- Forget classic lemon bars, these Mango Lemon Bars are irresistible!
- For the most incredible punch, try this Mango Citrus Fruit Punch.
- For the ultimate salmon burger, try this Mango Jerk Salmon Burgers.
- And for additional jerk flavor, these Mango Jerk Wings are calling your name!
Mango Citrus Fruit Punch Recipe
- 4 heaping cups cubed fresh mango 2 large mangos
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice without pulp
- 5 cups lemon lime soda
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar *
- Add fresh mango, pineapple juice and orange juice to a blender and mix until completely smooth.
- Next add mango mixture to a pitcher along with soda and sugar and mix until smooth.
- Serve over ice.
- Note on sugar: This amount can and will change depending on the ripeness of your mango. If the mango is super ripe and sweet, add less. If it is less so, use more sugar.