3-Ingredient Mango Jam

Unbelievably easy to make, this yummy Mango Jam has only 3 ingredients! You’ll have a tasty spread for bread, topping for your appetizers, glaze for your meats, filling for your cakes and so much more in no time and for so little effort! Pure mango flavor without any preservatives or additives!

Mango Jam

I’m on a mango roll!!! This is probably my third post on mango almost one after another on the blog. You’re probably wondering why? Well, naturally because mango is my ultimate favorite fruit. I have previously mentioned that the Philippines has the best mangoes in the world. That means it won’t be a surprise if pretty much any Filipino would say that mango is also their favorite fruit. But there’s another practical reason why I’ve been posting many mango recipes – because it’s mango season! Mangoes are everywhere right now and they’re pretty cheap at the moment – yay! It’s mango season in the US and also mango season in the Philippines, so I cannot escape this luscious fruit no matter where I go – and that is a good thing in my book!

Mango Jam

We have so many yummy recipes for mango in the Philippines and I have quite a few in the blog that I would add at the end of this post, should you want to try them. But one thing I have never done yet is make mango jam. It’s so silly really because it’s one of the easiest to make and is such a yummy way to use up the bunch of mangoes sitting on my counter! Maybe because it had always been a habit for me to simply just buy one from the store for convenience. Or maybe I was just being lazy. That is also true.

Mango Jam

Thankfully, a friend of mine requested me to make a cheesecake for her birthday. I gladly obliged not only because it would make her happy but because I am also a huge cheesecake fan and I thought I’d make a cheesecake I haven’t done yet. When I saw all these mangoes on the countertop, I immediately thought a mango-flavored cheesecake would be perfect! So I got a couple of mangoes and pureed them for the cheesecake to add that fruity, fresh mango flavor. Then I realized I still had a few more mangoes that would go off in a day or two if I don’t use them and that’s when a light bulb turned in my brain which suggested – make mango jam!!! And I did.

Mango Jam

I previously made a strawberry sauce which if I had cooked longer on the stovetop I could have turned into a strawberry jam.  I didn’t make it into a jam because I simply wanted a sauce and not a preserve. But, I thought, perhaps I could do the same with mangoes. I wasn’t sure if the mango would thicken on its own without pectin but thankfully, just like the strawberries, it thickened wonderfully and had the perfect glossy look and that distinct luscious and yummy mango taste!

Mango Jam

It didn’t take much to make this jam – only 3 very basic ingredients.

Yellow ripe mangoes (I used the champagne ones as that’s what I had and they taste almost like the ones from the Philippines).

Lemon (juice of one lemon was enough for my purposes as I didn’t want to make a huge batch).

Sugar (I only used 3/4 cup because I don’t like sickly sweet jams and I wanted some slight tang to it!)

That was it!

The rest was simply a matter of cooking and stirring everything in a saucepan on the stovetop until it’s thick, glossy and luscious! I didn’t totally mash up or puree the mangoes because I wanted a little texture in my jam!

And what came out of 3 very basic ingredients is pure unadulterated mango deliciousness with a hint of lemony tang. So deliciously fresh, all-natural with no artificial colors or ingredients!!! In other words, pure mango goodness! Enjoy!

Mango Jam

If you’re looking for some more yummy mango recipes to make while it’s mango season, why not try these? Click on the name of the dish under the images to get to the recipes.

Mango Pesto

Mango Pineapple Salsa

Extra Special Mango Float (Mango Icebox Cake)

3 Ingredient Mango Jam

Manila Spoon
Unbelievably easy to make, this yummy Mango Jam has only 3 ingredients. You'll have a tasty spread for bread, topping for your appetizers, glaze for your meats, filling for your cakes and so much more in no time and for so little effort! Pure mango flavor without any preservatives or additives!
4.91 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizers, Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 ripe mangoes (like Champagne Mangoes), peeled and cubed
  • 1 lemon, juiced (zest of lemon may be reserved and used too)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, or to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, place the cubed mangoes and cook for 3-5 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently. Gently mash the mangoes to release its juices. Add the lemon juice and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
    Add the sugar and cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and looks glossy. When you're happy with the consistency transfer to a bowl and cool completely. I place the bowl in an ice bath so it cools down faster.
    Transfer to a sterilized jam jar if not using right away. Keep in the fridge.


Note: You can opt to zest the lemon and add the zest with the juice for extra lemony goodness!
Adjust the sugar if you want it sweeter. 
Keyword 3 ingredient mango jam, champagne mango jam, easy mango jam, fresh mango jam, mango jam, mango jam recipe
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Last updated on January 27th, 2024 at 07:27 am



  1. Diana Johnson
    May 21, 2020 / 11:54 am

    5 stars
    I’m from Hawaii and LOVE mangoes! So excited to have homemade mango jam, especially a small batch recipe to use up a mango or two before they spoil.

  2. Michelle Goth
    May 21, 2020 / 12:05 pm

    5 stars
    This was WAY easier to make than I realized. We all loved it, will definitely make again!

  3. Sara Welch
    May 21, 2020 / 12:54 pm

    5 stars
    Such a smooth and delicious recipe! Was perfect on my toast this morning; even my picky eaters enjoyed this!

  4. Angela
    May 21, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe is perfection! I had leftover mangoes to use up and I’m so happy I found this recipe. So delicious!!

  5. Luci
    May 21, 2020 / 1:22 pm

    5 stars
    I love mangos! And I love how easy this mango jam recipe was! I can’t wait to make it again for friends and family.

  6. Renee | The Good Hearted Woman
    May 21, 2020 / 1:38 pm

    5 stars
    How crazy easy is this!?! The simplicity really lets the mango shine – it’s delicious! I love that you don’t need to make a ton at a time, too.

  7. cookilicious
    May 21, 2020 / 1:46 pm

    5 stars
    Being a huge fan of mangoes, I see myself making this jam every week! 🙂

  8. Marta
    May 22, 2020 / 10:10 am

    5 stars
    I really love mango, but I don’t think I’ve ever made any type of jam with it. I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  9. Jere Cassidy
    May 22, 2020 / 11:59 am

    5 stars
    Yum, I have to make this. Seriously, I don’t know where I would find mango jam, and honestly I prefer making my own jam to adjust the sugar.

  10. Stine Mari
    May 22, 2020 / 12:19 pm

    5 stars
    I love the idea of using this mango jam as a spread on meat. I love sweet and savory combinations and that sounds amazing!

  11. Geoffrey at Spoonabilities
    May 23, 2020 / 4:14 pm

    5 stars
    We sell a bunch of gourmet jam (not mango) and I’m always happy to find homemade jam recipes. Thanks for sharing this!!

  12. Amy Liu Dong
    May 23, 2020 / 7:45 pm

    5 stars
    Oh I love this easy and delicious mango jam recipe and I am so excited to make this.

  13. Lesli Schwartz
    May 24, 2020 / 2:31 pm

    5 stars
    Mango is my hubby’s favorite so you know I will be making him this mango jam! Love that it’s just 3 ingredients!

  14. Alexis
    May 24, 2020 / 5:19 pm

    5 stars
    I love mango jam but have never had good luck making it at home, this recipe looks super simple. Thank you.

  15. Jacqui DeBono
    May 24, 2020 / 6:28 pm

    5 stars
    I have made lots of different kinds of jam, but I have never made mango jam! It has so many uses too! It would be perfect just spread on freshly baked bread or on some meat and thrown on the grill!

  16. Emily
    May 25, 2020 / 4:50 pm

    5 stars
    This mango jam is so delicious! It has a tropical flavor and is so good on morning toast!

  17. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    May 26, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve never met a mango I don’t like so I love your mango series! Such wonderful flavor and texture in this mango jam. Can’t wait to try.

  18. Jessica Formicola
    May 27, 2020 / 12:33 pm

    5 stars
    This jam is SO incredible! The flavor is excellent, and it was so easy to make!

  19. Ramona
    May 29, 2020 / 4:12 pm

    5 stars
    I will never buy a mango jam again. This is so dead easy to make and you can make little by little especially with the mango abundance we gat here. Really inspiring recipe – thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Annika
    December 23, 2020 / 12:14 pm

    Could I use Haden mangoes instead? Would I just need to use less sugar? Thanks!

    • abigail
      December 24, 2020 / 2:00 pm

      I don’t know what Haden mangoes are but you can certainly adjust the sugar to your taste. Enjoy.

  21. Julie
    January 9, 2023 / 12:49 pm

    We love mangoes, but we are trying to avoid sugar because of past cancer scares.
    Have you ever tried monk fruit or some other sugar substitute?

    • abigail
      January 10, 2023 / 2:28 pm

      No I haven’t tried this with sugar substitute but worth trying it out. Let us know if you do. Thank you!

  22. Melissa D Plummer
    October 3, 2023 / 9:09 am

    can you water bath them and store at room temp? ( For large batches)

    • abigail
      November 14, 2023 / 1:16 pm

      I have never made this in a big batch but if you follow the usual canning procedures for jams and preserves – I don’t see a problem.

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