Mouthwatering Mango Strawberry and Raspberry Infused Water
I’m a bit weird.
I LOVE the taste (and scent) of mango but not so much the texture. I find it rather slimy, fibrous and tough and exceptionally tricky to chew and swallow.
So yeah — mango sorbet, mango ice cream, mango chutney, mango candy, mango popsicles, and mango infused water are all totally my thing.
…As are mango fragranced bathroom products and candles by the way!
Some of my friends think that’s hella weird and I agree, it probably is! But I also have a couple of friends who completely relate; they adore the taste of this sumptuous and intensely sweet fruit but the texture sets them on edge too! So I’m not the only one.
Making water infused with mango and other delicious, super sweet fruits is a wonderful solution for people like me and for mango lovers everywhere.
I make this on a very regular basis in the warmer months and it’s simple, quick, and sincerely, absolutely scrumptious!
As a side-note, my apologies if I offended you as a mango-eater, I didn’t mean any harm — honestly. It’s all good.
Ok, so let’s get cracking with how to prepare this delicious fruit infused water recipe…
To make 5-6 glasses of this beautiful mango infused water, you’ll need the following:
- 2 litre jug
- 1 medium sized mango
- 10 large strawberries (they must be large otherwise, double the amount of strawberries)
- 20 medium or large raspberries
Cut the mango into strips (or squares). Note that the more surface area the water has to work on to release the flavour of the mango, the more intense the taste of mango will be.
You don’t have to add the entire mango if you don’t want to, especially if it’s a little over ripe, as the flavour will be released more readily.
You can add three quarters of it the first time you make this drink so the flavour isn’t too strong for you and you can then eat the rest. If you’d like a stronger flavour next time, just add the entire mango.
Cut the tops off the strawberries and cut them into quarters. Then cut all of the raspberries in half.
Add everything to a 2 litre jug and fill with room temperature water.
Let the mixture sit for around half an hour at room temperate. Cover the jug if you’re worried about insects entering the jug (this is mostly applicable in the warmer countries around the globe!).
Once you’ve done this, you can pop the jug in the fridge to cool it for an hour or so or you can pour it into the glasses and serve with ice.
I personally prefer pouring it straight into a glass with plenty of crushed ice. This makes the presentation beautiful and crushed ice melts faster than big blocks, which means the drink will cool faster.
You can refill the jug a couple of times before the water loses its taste. You can keep the fruit for one day only and personally, if the fruit hasn’t gone off, I will eat it the following day or in the evening after dinner as a healthy dessert.
How Mango, Strawberry and Raspberry Water Can Benefit You
Aside from being super tasty and refreshing,
Try it and and let me know what you think of this quick mango infused water recipe in the comments below!