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Type Mexican Drink
Place of origin Mexico
Main ingredients Mango, chamoy, lime juice and chili powder

Chamoyada is a sweet and spicy type of shaved ice, or raspado, drink prepared with fruit and flavored with chamoy. It is a part of Mexican cuisine, and is also common in regions of the United States with significant Mexican-American populations. The drink is most commonly prepared with mango sorbet or mango-flavored shaved ice, and thus is sometimes also called a mangonada or chamango.

The drink is essentially a combination of chamoy sauce, shaved ice (or ice cream or sorbet, depending on the preparation), chili powder, and fruit chunks. In certain variations, a whole fruit popsicle, or paleta, is added to the drink and mixed with the shaved ice. The drinking straws served with chamoyadas often have tamarind candy on the outside.

Different flavors of chamoyadas can include fruits like mango, lemon, guava, tamarind, pineapple and strawberry.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Chamoyada para niños

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