Mango-Cardamom Colada

This refreshing mocktail tastes like vacation in a glass. If you'd like to take this back to cocktail form, add a shot of rum.
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mango cardamom colada

Recipe by Charles Grayauskie

Start to FinishMakes

25 minutes

4 drinks


  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tbsp. cardamom pods, cracked, plus ground cardamom for garnish

  • 1 cup coconut cream

  • 1 cup mango juice

  • 4 cups ice

  • Fresh mango slices, for garnish

  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish


1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, cardamom pods, and 1/4 cup water to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Steep for 10 minutes; strain.

2. In a blender, puree the cardamom syrup, coconut cream, mango juice, and ice. Divide among 4 colada glasses. Garnish with ground cardamom, mango slices, and maraschino cherries.