Nothing about mango is aam — pun intended.

Summers come in variants of yellow. While a few shades determine the color of the sky, the others speak highly of the varieties of mangoes, a.k.a., the national fruit of the country.

Loved for its sweetness with a tinge of sourness, the yellow little gems symbolize happiness.

So if you’re a mango-lover just like us, pull out an apron and get started on trying out some easy-to-make mango recipes today!

1. Mango Smoothie

One of the easiest recipes in the lot, you can make a mango smoothie in less than 5 minutes. All you need are frozen mangoes, milk, and plain yogurt. Toss in some sugar if you like your drink sweetened to its core. Healthy and flavorful, let it blend in well. Take a slurp or ten, repeat the drill whenever you crave a cold beverage.

2. Mango Chutney

Mango chutneys come in multiple flavors and they all taste beyond delicious. Pick a type of raw mango you fancy the most, toss in some basic spices like chillies, salt, roasted cumin powder among other condiments (as per preference), add some water too — grind them in a mixer until they blend and voila! Your not-so-aam mango chutney will be ready within ten minutes or less.

3. Aamras

This pulpy-dish is consumed with Indian flatbreads, as a dessert or a drink. Usually made with Alphonso or Pairi mangoes, aamras is very delicious. All you need to do is to squish the pulp (use ripe mangoes) and add some milk, powdered sugar, a teaspoon of salt to the bowl, and whisk away. You can include ginger powder to the mix too, as it brings — a cooling factor to the dish! Once done, serve it with fresh mango cubes, or simply place it on ice.

4. Mango Ice Cream

Everyone craves ice cream, especially during summers. And nothing can beat fresh and creamy homemade mango ice cream! Use a ripe mango of your liking, we recommend Dasheri mangoes, as they’re relatively sweeter than others. Make the paste and keep it aside, whip the cream until it turns into a thick frosting — add condensed milk and mango chunks to it (quantify the amount according to your sweet tooth), blend them and place it in the freezer in an airtight container. After 6–8 hours, have a go at the lip-smacking delight.

5. Mango Pudding (Halwa)

It’s one of those mango recipes where you’ll see ghee ooze out by the minute. For this one, you need to fry the mango puree in ghee, exercise some cornflour and water (paste), followed by sugar. Keep adding portions of ghee in small batches until you see it evaporating. Include dry fruits as toppings and store the pudding in a greased container for 2 hours or more before serving.

These were five ways for you to incorporate mangoes into your summer cuisine. Comment below to tell us which of these recipes do you think are mangonificent!