{Thirsty Friday} Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie

Once upon a time I was in Southeast Asia, and I discovered the luxury of eating multiple mangos every single day.  We had them for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, and I gawked with envy as we bought three of the ripe, blushing fruits for less than a dollar.

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Sadly, I couldn't take a mango tree back home with me, so I returned to my little section of the world where these beloved fruits come at a much higher price, but are nonetheless delicious.  Especially when we turn them into slushies…oh my goodness.

I'm out of control with the slushie game this Summer - it's not a cry for help as much as a request for more paper straws.

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie {Pedantic Foodie

The silky texture of the mango is perfect for creating smooth, perfectly-thickened slushies that will whisk you away from your annoying long to-do list and to a personal island where every day is Friday and stress stops at the shore. 

Okay, maybe I can't promise all of that, but if you need some help cooling down after a stressful week, this slushie is your new best friend. 

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie {Pedantic Foodie

So here we go!  Frozen mango, ginger beer - the strong, spicy stuff, please, and rum extract - blended until silky smooth.

Maybe you turn your nose up to the thought of rum extract, but I kind of love it because it provides a whole lot of that rich, buttery, rum flavor while still keeping our slushie appropriate for early afternoon sipping and the youngest of palates.

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie {Pedantic Foodie

This is our first layer.

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie {Pedantic Foodie}

Next we combine tart lime juice with a simple mint syrup, sparkling water, and a good handful of ice, and let the blender do her thing.  

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie {Pedantic Foodie}

This is a layered slushie that doesn't layer perfectly because the mango Slushie is slightly less viscous than the mint limeade layer - but it's Friday and refreshment is more essential than perfectly even layers.

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie {Pedantic Foodie}

The slushies are layered and garnishes are prepared.

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie {Pedantic Foodie}

I love how vibrant and colorful food is during the Summer.  It's just so cheery.

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie {Pedantic Foodie}

I hope your weekend is filled with relaxing afternoons and third and fourth refills.  

Happy Friday, friends!


  Pedantic Foodie

Mango Rum & Mint Limeade Slushie

serves 4

for the mint syrup

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, torn 

In a small bowl combine sugar and mint leaves.  Use the tines of a fork to press the mint into the sugar.  Allow to sit for about 15 minutes so that the oils from the mint can permeate the sugar. 

In a small saucepan combine mint sugar and water and place over medium high heat.  Stirring often, cook until the sugar has dissolved and a light syrup has come together, about 5-7 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow to cool while you prepare the remaining components. 

for the mango rum slushie

  • 1 medium, ripe mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon imitation rum extract 
  • 1 cup ice 
  • 3/4 cup ginger beer

Spread the cubed mango out unto a baking sheet lined with parchment and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours, until frozen solid. 

In the pitcher of your blender, combine frozen mango, rum extract, ice, and ginger beer.  Pulse until smooth. 

for the mint limeade slushie

  • mint syrup
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • 2 cups ice 
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water 

Combine all ingredients in the pitcher of your blender and pulse until smooth.  


  • fresh mint and lime wedges, for garnish

Layer the slushies in glass, adding the mango layer first and then the mint limeade.  Garnish with fresh mint and a slice of lime and serve immediately with cute straws and fun friends.  Enjoy!