Sweet, tropical and light yellow and color this mango simple syrup is the perfect addition if you’re looking for a tropical twist on your food or beverage. This is great for adding to coffees, teas and other drinks as well as drizzling over dessert. Add a little bit of sweetness and whisk yourself away to a tropical oasis with this flavored sweetener.
🥂What is Mango Simple Syrup?
Mango simple syrup is a bright and tropical combination of equal parts mango, water and sugar. The resulting mango flavored sweetener is a delicious addition to a wide array of different foods and beverages from desserts cocktails to breakfast.
This recipe, like many other flavored simple syrup recipes is super easy to make. You simply add all of your ingredients together, heat for around 10 minutes, strain and then chill.
Other fruit flavored simple syrups that are similar to make include blackberry simple syrup, cherry simple syrup and raspberry syrup. Flavored simple syrups are better than regular sugar especially when adding directly to drinks because it dissolves more evenly without a gritty texture.
Here are a few reasons why this recipe works so well:
- Tropical taste. This syrup is so full of tropical taste. The bright mango flavor really shines through.
- Only 10 minutes. With three simple ingredients one of which is water and one of which is sugar which you probably have in your kitchen, you can whip this up in about 10 minutes.
- So many uses. The uses for the syrup are endless you can add it to a wide array of different beverages from cocktails to teas to mocktails. You can also add it to so many foods from breakfast foods like oatmeal and pancakes to desserts like cheesecake and ice cream.
- Masher (optional)
- Wooden Spoon (or any long handle spoon)
- Mason jar or Small Pyrex
- Measuring Cup
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Chopped Mango
Get everything for this syrup together including water, sugar, mango, saucepan, wooden spoon or masher, strainer, measuring cup and jar.
If you’re using fresh mango you’ll need to get it prepared. Peel it, take the pit out and chop it into small pieces.
Measure one cup and add it to the saucepan.
Measure one cup of granulated sugar and add it to the saucepan.
Measure one cup of water and add it to the saucepan.
Take your sauce pan with the mixture of ingredients and put it on the stove top at medium heat. Heat it well for 10 minutes. Allow it to simmer, but not boil.
You can use a masher while heating to really press the juices out of the mango. Make sure to stir it while it heats so that it doesn’t scald on the bottom of the pan.
After simmering for 10 minutes, remove the pot from the heat. Then, pour it through a fine mesh strainer to separate out all the mango pieces.
Place your syrup in a mason jar or other jar with a lid and put it into the refrigerator to chill and thicken. This usually takes about 2 hours.
⭐How to Use
Check out just a few of the foods and beverages that you can add the syrup to:
- Cake moistener. Brush them on the top of a cake or between the cake layers to add a sweet tropical flavor and keep your cake moist.
- Add it to lemonade, limeade or soda. Make a refreshing mango flavored drink by pouring 2 oz of this into a lemonade, limeade soda or other drink.
- Add it to mocktails and cocktails. Make a mango flavored mojito mocktail or add it into cocktails like mango margaritas or mango daiquiris.
- Flavor your coffee and tea. Add 2 oz of this to coffees, iced coffees, lattes and teas to infuse them with a fancy mango flavor.
- Add it to breakfast and dessert. Drizzle this over pancakes, cheesecake, muffins, ice cream, French toast. Or, add it into oatmeals or yogurt.
- Flavor infusion. Mango pairs well with a wide variety of flavors from herbal to mints to spices. Add in a teaspoon of basil or cinnamon. Or you can toss in a couple mint leaves. Or go spicy by adding a couple slices of jalapeno.
- Upscale or downscale. This recipe makes about 1.25 cups. If you need more or less you can simply adjust the ingredients accordingly as long as you keep the same one to one to one ratio.
- Use different sweetener. Granulated sugar is typically used in this, but you can use other sweeteners such as coconut sugar, honey or brown sugar.
💭 Top Tips & Storage
Follow these tips and storage tricks to ensure that you have the best syrup possible:
- Store and freeze properly. You’ll want to keep this in an airtight container such as a Pyrex or mason jar with the lid on. Keep it in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks. If you won’t consume it all in that time, then you should freeze it. To freeze it pour into an ice cube tray. Then, pop the cubes out and put them in a freezer bag.
- Smash the mango. During heating and during straining make sure to press on the mango with a masher or wooden spoon to really press all the juice out of it.
- Don’t boil. You do want to make sure it’s simmers well, but you don’t want it to get to a full rolling boil. This is so that won’t burn or scald.
Mango Simple Syrup
- Masher optional
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring Cup
- Mason Jar or Pyrex
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Chopped Mango
- Chop up 1 cup of mango and add it to the pot.
- Pour 1 cup of water in the pot.
- Pour 1 cup of sugar in the pot.
- Put the pot on medium heat on the stovetop.
- Heat the mixture for 10 minutes while simmering.
- Stir the mixture regurarly while heating. You can use the masher to squeeze out all the mango juice if desired.
- Take the mixture off the heat and strain it through the strainer to remove any pieces of mango.
- Put the syrup into the jar or pyrex and place it in the fridge for 1 – 2 hours.
- You can keep this in the fridge in an airtight container for 2 – 4 weeks.
- If it won’t be used before 4 weeks, you should freeze it to keep it longer.
- Use the masher to press all the mango juice out.
- Use a fine mesh strainer to remove all the mango or pulp pieces from the final syrup.
- Be sure to stir frequently during heating so that it heats evenly.