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Author Notes: Adapted from a recipe my Grandma used to make - nykavi - nykavi
Food52 Review: Although I was unable to hunt down a South Asian mango, its Mexican cousin made a delightful drink. I used two firm, green mangos that boiled down soft and slightly sour. Preparation was simple and quick! Nykavi’s Mango Lemonade is subtly sweet nectar, speckled and perfumed with the honey and hay-like notes of saffron. - gabrielaskitchen - The Editors
- 2 mangoes,green skinned
- 4 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- pinches saffron
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Wash the mangoes well.In a large pot add mangoes and cover with water.Heat on a meduim flame for 20 minutes .
- Take the mangoes out of the hot water and let them cool down. When cool , squeeze gently to soften the pulp. Tear open the skin to extract all the pulp. Squeeze the seed too to get as much of the pulp out.
- Put all the extracted in a blender with 1 cup of water. Blend for 1 minute . pour into a large pitcher. Add remaiming 3 cups of water, sugar ,crumbled saffron and lemon juice. Add salt. Mix well and chill.
- Serve over ice in tall glasses.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Mangoes
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Spring Refresher