Mango Mastani

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I’d probably call the Mango Mastani as the Mango Milkshake that got a grand makeover and turned into a soul-satisfying dessert! I mean what’s not to love about this whole dramatic representation – luscious thick shake, ice cream, dry fruits, glazed cherries et al. True to its name, this Mango Mastani recipe is really going to get you overjoyed!

mango mastani in tall glasses

Pune and Food

Some of the meanings of the word ‘mastani’ would literally mean awesome, overjoyed, in great spirit and fun. Thus, this beverage-cum-dessertish dish too stands true to its name. You take one bite of the Mango Mastani and you’re surely going to shake a leg or two in utter joy!

When we talk of Maharashtra, Mumbai is the city that comes first to our minds. Can’t complain also, because it is the ‘city of dreams’ plus the food here is fab. But we must not forget Pune as well. The city’s food culture is as vibrant and bustling as Mumbai, sometimes even better!

From Irani cafes serving sumptuous puddings and Puffs, to the spicy Bhel, delish Misal and the traditional thalis or the very gorgeous and decadent Mango Mastani. Call it a beverage or dessert, the choice is yours. The drink is basically a thick mango milkshake finished with mangoes, mixed nuts and ice cream.

About Mango Mastani

According to legends, the dish is named after Peshwa Bajirao’s beautiful lover, Mastani. I remember the story about Bajirao’s Mastani narrated by my aunt.

The mesmerizing beauty of Mastani would make the red juice from the paan (stuffed betel nut leaf, a popular Indian after meal mouth freshener) that she chewed, visible in a streak, as it would sink down her throat.

Thus, the Mango Mastani completely justifies its name. Because of its beauty, one of the things that anyone could do with it is ‘eat it with their eyes’ first! Summer is the time when you can savor it in all its glory.

mango mastani served in glasses.

Though a rich and satiating dessert with an intense mango flavor, your mind will be blown by the simplicity and ease with which the Mango Mastani can be put together in a matter of minutes.

My Mango Mastani recipe might slightly differ from Pune’s very own version. But then, this dish is meant to be this way. While each one has their own signature style of assembling it, the end product is a beautifully delish dessert, that’s a true soul satisfier!

I’ve had the chance of relishing the Mango Mastani as well as the Sitaphal Mastani (made with custard apple) at one of the outlets of the famous Sujata Mastani here. Some of the other mastani flavors that they do are chocolate, kesar pista, dry fruits, vanilla, pineapple, orange and rose.

The original Sujata Mastani at Sadashiv Peth, Pune is the place you should be at, to please all your cravings for mastani. That is by far the best outlet till date. You can also try Gujjar Cold Drink House in Budhwar Peth for many mastani varieties.

My Mango Mastani recipe is there to guide you to get making one for your family and friends. In addition to this, listen to your creative side and experiment with your choice of toppings and flavors.

You can even prepare these ice creams at home – Vanilla Ice Cream, Mango Ice Cream, Pistachio Ice Cream – and add it to your own mastani recipe.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Mango Mastani

Prep Nuts and Mangoes

1. Slice a few dry fruits like pistachios, almonds and cashews. Keep them aside with 4 to 5 glazed and pitted cherries.

sliced dry fruits and glazed cherries on a plate for mango mastani.

2. Peel, chop 3 large mangoes and add them to the blender or mixer jar.

Instead of fresh mangoes, you can also use mango pulp or puree. About 3 to 3.5 cups of mango pulp or puree can be used. Later, just add milk accordingly, based on the consistency of the pulp or puree.

chopped mangoes added to the blender jar.

3. Reserve 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped mangoes for topping.

chopped mangoes reserved for topping the mango mastani.


4. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar in the blender jar.

sugar added in the blender jar.

5. Add 1.5 cups whole milk.

full cream milk added in the blender jar.

6. Blend to a smooth, thick milkshake. Taste and if the sugar is less, then you can add more. If the mangoes are very sweet, you can completely skip the sugar.

Since both the mangoes and milk were chilled, I did not add any ice cubes. You can add some ice cubes too while blending.

blending all ingredients together to a smooth and thick milkshake.

Make Mango Mastani

7. Pour this thick milkshake in glasses till you have enough space at the top for ice cream scoops.

thick mango milkshake poured in glasses.

8. Place one or two vanilla or mango ice cream scoops.

vanilla ice cream scoops placed on top.

9. Top with the sliced nuts dry fruits and chopped mangoes. Garnish with the glazed cherries.

topped the ice cream with sliced dry fruits, reserved chopped mangoes and glazed cherries.

10. Serve Mango Mastani immediately with a spoon and a straw.

mango mastani served in tall glasses.

More Mango Desserts To Try!

Expert Tips

  • Try to use mangoes which yield a thicker pulp or juice. The color of the drink will vary with the type of mangoes you use.
  • To make a richer version, add some cream while blending the mangoes. Adjust the sugar as needed when adding cream
  • Feel free to add your choice of nuts and dry fruits. You can even load the drink with your favorite toppings like candied fruits, tutti frutti, various dried fruits and berries.
  • Opt to make the drink with your favorite sweetener instead of sugar.
  • For a vegan version, swap milk with cold coconut milk or any other plant based milk like almond milk, cashew milk, oats milk or soy milk (gmo free). You want a thick milkshake, so add the milk accordingly. Also top the mastani drink with a plant based ice cream.

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mango mastani served in tall glasses

Mango Mastani

Mango Mastani is a popular dessert-drink from Pune. It is a creamy, thick milkshake topped with vanilla or mango ice cream, mangoes and nuts, dry fruits.
4.77 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Beverages, Desserts
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 3 mangoes large-sized – 700 to 750 grams Alphonso mangoes or Kesar mangoes or 3 to 3.5 cups chopped mangoes or 2 to 2.5 cups thick mango puree or pulp
  • 1.5 cup whole milk – cold
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar or add as required
  • 6 to 7 pistachios sliced or chopped
  • 6 to 7 cashews sliced or chopped
  • 6 to 7 almonds sliced or chopped
  • 4 to 8 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream or mango ice cream
  • 4 to 6 cherries – pitted and glazed, for garnish – optional
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes – optional

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Slice or chop the nuts like pistachios, almonds and cashews. Set them aside with glazed cherries.
  • Peel, chop mangoes and add them to the blender jar.
  • Reserve some chopped mangoes for topping.
  • Add sugar and milk.
  • Blend to a smooth, thick milkshake. Taste and if the sugar is less, then you can add more. If the mangoes are very sweet, you can completely skip the sugar.

Making mango mastani

  • Pour this thick milkshake in glasses till you have enough space at the top for ice cream.
  • Place one or two scoops of vanilla or mango ice cream.
  • Top with the sliced or chopped nuts and chopped mangoes. Garnish with the glazed cherries.
  • Serve Mango Mastani immediately with a spoon and a straw.

Notes

  • Use mangoes which make for a thick pulp. Alphonso mangoes are perfect for this recipe. 
  • If using canned mango puree or pulp, make sure that it is thick. 
  • For a vegan version, use a plant based ice cream. Also use cashew milk, oats milk, almond milk or coconut milk.
  • The recipe can be scaled to make half of the serving or double the servings.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Mango Mastani
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 2110IU42%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 57mg69%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 2mg13%
Vitamin K 8µg8%
Calcium 222mg22%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 72µg18%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 48mg12%
Phosphorus 211mg21%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Mango Mastani recipe post from the archives first published on May 2015 has been republished and updated on 22 May 2022.

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  1. Wow it looks so yummy..eagerly waiting to try these recipe thank you so much…4 stars

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