March Madness Mango Float

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I had a request in March to do a Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen float version of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, which I think is minty because it’s green. But the problem is I don’t really care for mint-flavored drinks unless the mint is REAL, and my mint isn’t up yet. It’s usually ready in time for the Derby. So a mint-flavored float will have to wait until then.

I’ve been thinking about mangoes instead. I love a good mango lassi (which is mango juice mixed with yogurt) along with Indian food. But there is no reason we can’t all enjoy a mango float. And after all, March is mostly known as the season of March Madness, which relates to basketball. And basketballs are often orange, just like mango juice! Plus, my ex-husband’s favorite team is the Orangemen of Syracuse, his alma mater. I could do an orange-flavored float instead, in honor of his team, but I think they are already out of the competition. Besides, I did an orange float last year.

OK, March is also known as the beginning of spring…but you can read about that in a previous post. Here is my recipe for a mango float. Feel free to experiment, of course. And serve as a snack or dessert, or with Indian food.

March Madness Mango Float


  • Mango juice (organic!)
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Vanilla frozen yogurt


1. Put ice in the glass and fill it 2/3 with mango juice.

2. Fill to the top with sparkling water.

3. Add a scoop of organic vanilla frozen yogurt (Stonyfield is always good).

Of course, add a straw and stir it up a bit and enjoy!


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3 Responses to March Madness Mango Float

  1. Cheryl March 25, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    I love this idea! I adore mangoes (they grow wild in Puerto Rico where I am from so I always have a fresh supply). You can also make an amazing barbecue sauce my mixing mango with a standard BBQ sauce in the blender. It’s best if the mango is quite ripe and juicy/pulpy. It’s amaaaazing on shrimp, shark and all kind of seafood, as well as chicken 🙂

  2. Kate March 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    I love mango and enjoy this simple smoothie. Toss frozen mango chunks and a banana into your food processor (or blender). Just two ingredients and you get your fruit fix!

  3. mary March 26, 2011 at 3:33 am #

    I usually enjoy your posts but I think you missed the point with this one. The green shake is to celebrate the Irish that had to take refuge in North America after the injustice they suffered after the Potato Fammine at the hands of the “Orangemen” (English Landlords).

    Ireland has suffered from internal conflicts between these two rivals for centuries.

    It may be wise to think of a different shake to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Might I suggest if mint is your flavor of choice you use frozen leaves saved from your garden the previous summer?

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