How To Make Mango Shake Filipino Style


This is a simple recipe on how to make mango shake Filipino style. You will have a complete step by step guide of the ingredients that are needed and the procedure for the easy mango shake recipe. Make this drink for your friends or family at their birthdays, Christmas and other parties.

Mango Shake

I bought a couple of green Philippine mangoes last Thursday with the intention of turning them into a green mango shake but by the time Saturday rolled in and I finally remembered my plans of making a smoothie, the mangoes were already beginning to ripen and yellow. They were still, however, very firm and tart and just perfect for a refreshing drink.

Mango Shake

I blended the mango chunks with a dose of simple syrup, about 1/2 cup of evaporated milk and lots of ice. Oh boy, oh boy! It was creamy, tangy and rich in mango flavor, just like drinking summer in a glass!

I prefer evaporated milk in my milkshakes as I like its rich, deep flavor but you can easily swap it with whole milk or even almond milk for a delicious vegan smoothie. Whatever way, this mango shake is a delicious way to beat the heat. Enjoy!

Best Ever Mango Shake

Mango shake in a tall glass and a filipino mango beside it

When I went to the Philippines, I ate so many mangos to the point where every time I ate a mango, I had a very bad stomach ache.   Mangos from the Philippines are very good, to quote my sister “It’s like eating candy!” and it is.  

The mango is very sweet and the mangos in the states or even the imported mangos are not the same.  So if you are ever in the Philippines, please stop by a farmers market, or a restaurant and try the mangos!  

With the extra mangos that I had, I made a mango smoothie… I know, I know, the title of the recipe says mango shake, but I realized that mango shake has to include ice cream.. right?

Tips & Procedures: 

  • The best tip for having a delicious shake is choosing the right mangoes! When choosing, always look for the natural sweet smell of mangoes. More often than not, sweet-smelling mangoes are of course, sweeter and tastier.
  • Taste the mangoes first (just a bit, don’t eat them all up 🙂 ) before mixing them in the blender. If the mangoes are sour, don’t use them as it would turn out into a sour mango shake. Even if you adjust the sugar content, the sourness would prevail. So always go back to the first tip – choose the sweet mangoes!
  • If the mango is very sweet feel free to omit the sugar or add less.
  • Substitutions: To make this vegan-friendly, use plant-based milk. If you don’t have evaporated milk available, use whatever you have on hand.
    • If you’re unable to get fresh mango, frozen mango works well too!
  • If you want a creamier smoothie, add bananasgreek yogurt, or even mango ice cream to make it indulgent!

How to Make this Mango Shake Recipe:

Listed below are all the ingredients you will need:

  • mangoes
  • ice
  • water
  • evaporated milk
  • brown sugar

Peel the mango and cut out the seed. Before putting the mango flesh in the blender, you can cut them or use a spoon to scoop them out of its “skin”:

Add the mango, ice, water, evaporated milk, and sugar to the blender:

Blend for 2-3 minutes or until everything is blended:

Now pour all the refreshing goodness into your favorite smoothie glass:

This delicious mango shake is best to drink during hot summer days. Yum!

Frequently Asked Questions for Mango Shake Recipe:

Would the shake get runny if I made it up the night before I drink it?

Yes. I have tried to make it the night before and it got runny in the morning because I placed it in the refrigerator. Instead, freeze it, then blend it before drinking or serving it to guests.

Can I mix mango with milk?

Absolutely! It’s delicious!

Can I use any type of mango for this recipe?

Absolutely! The best mangos to use are the Philippine mangos (but I’m biased), but any mangos work well, just make sure you use a ripe mango.

Mango Smoothie

Whether you call this Mango Smoothie or Mango Shake (as we do in the Philippines!), this delicious chilled beverage is the perfect refreshment for a scorching summer day!

Oh summer! The perfect time to make fruit smoothies/shakes in the Philippines. Truly, the best way to cool down in a hot country.

While summer in Michigan does not get as hot and humid like the Phils (thankfully!), it’s still great to make fruit smoothies to cool down. It’s a good way as well to make my kids drink their fruits. Who can say no to freshly made fruit shakes! Mine don’t!

When it comes to fruit smoothies, hands down, Mango Smoothie reigns supreme for me. The next one on my list would be Avocado Smoothie (yup, you read it right! Avocado is considered fruit in the Phils! More on this on my next post…)  and then…. Guyabano (Soursop fruit) Smoothie. The last one I miss terribly cause I have never seen the fruit ever in any grocery store here. But, let me not forget, Papaya Smoothie, it can rival any of the three in taste if you find the ripest juiciest one!

Anyway, I can go on and on ’cause there are many other tropical fruits that you can use for a fruit shake in the Philippines. I have even tried Durian shake and amazingly loved it!

In the Philippines, we pride ourselves in having the best mangos in the world. I have yet to taste another one which can equal ours. Pardon me, but all Filipinos will say this! 🙂 Carabao Mangos (picture below) when ripe to perfection are the best for fruit shakes.

These mangos, which look like Champagne mangos, are from my province, Marinduque. They are so nice and sweet too!

I am just thrilled that at least I can find some nice mangos here so I can satisy my mango cravings.

For the smoothie, I used the Mexican Ataulfo Mangos and the Champagne Mangos (the latter is really a variety of the Ataulfo kind). The only difference is the Ataulfo one is really sweet while the champagne variety is more sweet-tart. I found out that Ataulfo mangos are actually bred from seeds of the Manila Mangos (yes, the famous Philippine ones) which were combined with other mango seeds from somewhere else. Am no expert but I do taste a bit of Manila Mango sweetness there, so perhaps it’s true! At least, am getting some Philippine mango there!

Filipino Style Mango Shake Recipe

Mango Shake is the most common refreshment that you will find in resorts in the Philippines. Because of its availability, it’s easy to make a lot of it. This is a perfect drink to quench your thirst! Try my own recipe where I made two different types: Ripe Mango Shake and Green Mango Shake.

Filipino Style Mango Shake Recipe

Prep time

10 mins

Total time

10 mins

Recipe type: Drinks

Cuisine: Filipino

Serves: 2 glasses


  • 3 medium sized ripe mangoes (or green mangoes)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups fresh buko juice (coconut water)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup raw sugar (if using green mangoes)
  • As needed crushed ice


  1. Slice open the mango, and remove the soft flesh using a spoon. For green mangoes, use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin, and then slice off the mango cheeks, and cut into a few smaller pieces.
  2. In a blender, add the mangoes together with honey or sugar, and coconut water and about 10 mint leaves.
  3. Add in the ice and blend until smooth with no mango chunks left.
  4. Pour in tall glasses, add bendable straws and serve. Garnish with mint leaves.

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