McDonald’s Curry Sauce Recipe: Copycat, Easy & Delicious

This copycat McDonald’s Curry Sauce Recipe tastes exactly like the original version – delicious.  It takes just 5 minutes and is actually good for your health.  

McDonalds Curry Sauce Recipe

How I Created This Sweet Curry Sauce Recipe

It has been over 12 years since I’ve eaten at McDonald’s and I suddenly got a random craving for the sweet curry sauce that I used to adore in my youth. 

After a quick glance at the ingredients online, I knew there would be no way I’d be eating this sauce every again in my life as I am allergic to the ingredients, plus I’m far too healthy to put that kind of junk in my body again. 

My very favorite thing to do is to make healthy, copycat versions of my old favorite foods, so it’s high time I made a version of this curry sauce that I used to love. 

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The main theme of my website is filling green smoothies, so this is a deviation from me, as I normally share recipes that help you to detox and include an abundance of fruit and veg. 

And this curry dip may not be a staple in your diet, but it is actually healthy, so you can rest assured that you are doing your body good as you indulge in this dipping sauce. 

I don’t know about you but I’m a real sauce fanatic.  

I can’t stand dry food and have to have some kind of dip or sauce with every meal I make. 

What I used to love most about eating McDonalds was the tasty sweet curry sauce that I would get with the fries. 

I would eat about 3 of these delicious dips with a portion of fries and every single piece of french fry would have to be covered in the sauce before I would allow it to go into my mouth. 

This of course made the meal last a really long time as I’d dip bite, dip and bite every single fry. 

But this was my treat meal once a week and I would savor every morsel of it. 

Now I’ve realized that any old oven french fries taste the same as McDonald’s fries.  They are nothing special. It was the sauce that made them special. 

As I said, this is not the kind of recipe that I often publish on this site, but seeing as I searched the Internet for a copycat recipe for McDonald’s Sweet Curry Sauce and literally couldn’t find anything at all, I knew I had to invent my own recipe. 

What I did was to look at the ingredients that were in McDonald’s Curry Sauce and take the flavors and add them into my own recipe. 

I also left out all of the junk because that’s the great thing about making your own homemade food – you get to choose healthy, fresh ingredients that benefit your body. 

I knew I needed a thick base for the sauce, and in the original ingredients, McDonald’s had actually used apricots which thicken up nicely in a sauce. 

I didn’t have any apricots handy and didn’t want to wait for them to ripen and peel and chop them, so I decided to use a very close substitute, which is mango. 

Mango is the perfect ingredient for a dip as it’s super sweet, and thickens nicely. 

It is also great for the time-starved or lazy people because you can buy it frozen, already ripe, peeled and chopped.  Perfect!

This recipe ended up being very quick to make as I just threw all the ingredients into a blender, blended them and then simmered them in a saucepan for 5 minutes to cook and thicken the sauce. 

After tweaking the herbs and spices that I added to the sauce, I was ecstatic to discover that I had created an extremely similar recipe to the original.  

Taste Of The Copycat McDonald’s Curry Sauce Recipe

McDonalds Curry Sauce Recipe

It may have been a long time since I tasted this sauce, but believe me, I have not forgotten how good it tastes.  This sauce is almost an exact replica. 

My whole family loved it, even my husband who is not a fan of sauces at all, and he asked for seconds so he wasn’t just being polite!

I can’t wait for you to try this sauce. 

How Long Does The Sweet Curry Sauce Dip Keep?

This sauce makes a large batch as I know you are going to love it so much and will want to eat this over and over. 

It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days in a sealed container. 

What I suggest you do is freeze small portions of this in ice cube trays or other small pots so you can get out exactly enough for one meal at a time. 

You just need to defrost this sauce for 2-6 hours before you want to use it, or you can defrost it more quickly in a saucepan on the lowest heat. 

Benefits Of Copycat McDonald’s Curry Sauce Recipe

McDonalds Curry Sauce Recipe

  • Takes 5 minutes to make
  • Makes a large batch so you can freeze small portions for the future
  • Healthy and contains many essential nutrients
  • Avoids all harmful junk food ingredients
  • Much cheaper to make your own
  • Don’t have to leave your house
  • All ingredients are easy to find locally and fairly cheap

Sweet Curry Sauce Ingredients Benefits

McDonalds Curry Sauce Recipe

Mango Benefits

Mango is low in calories so it will help you lose weight, and great for the digestion as it is high in fiber.  It is also very high in vitamin C which is great for collagen production which will reduce wrinkles.  

Raw Honey Benefits

Raw honey is antibacterial and antifungal, so helps to kill parasites in your body.  It is also high in antioxidants which help you look younger.  A vegan alternative to honey is maple syrup which works just as well.  Maple syrup is high in zinc which boosts your immune system, and riboflavin which boosts your metabolism and helps you shed excess weight faster. 

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Raw apple cider vinegar is great for killing harmful bacteria in your body, and lowering your blood sugar levels. 

Tomato Paste Benefits

Tomato paste is very high in lycopene which helps to prevent cancer and strokes. 

Sea salt Benefits

Sea salt provides a great number of essential minerals including sodium which we do actually need in our diets and if you make all your own food, it is important to get your mineral salts every day.  It also helps to reduce fluid retention. 

Lemon juice Benefits

Lemon juice contains polyphenol antioxidants which reduce weight gain.  It also helps reduce kidney stones and it great for detoxing the body. 

Onion powder Benefits

Onion powder is rich in calcium which is great for your bones and potassium which regulates blood pressure. 

Curry powder Benefits

Curry powder is great for reducing inflammation as long as it contains turmeric.   It is also great for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and increase bone regrowth. 

Ground Coriander Benefits

Ground, dried coriander is great for preventing colds and flu and actually keeps your menstrual cycle regular. 

Garlic Powder Benefits

Garlic powder is great for preventing infections, controls glucose levels and improves the circulation. 

Smoked Paprika Benefits

Paprika is very high in vitamin A which improves eyesight and improves the condition of your skin.  It is also high in B vitamins which boost your energy naturally. 

McDonald's Curry Sauce Recipe: Copycat, Easy & Delicious

McDonald's Curry Sauce Recipe: Copycat, Easy & Delicious

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This copycat McDonald's Curry Sauce Recipe tastes exactly like the original version - delicious.  It takes just 5 minutes and is actually


  • 4 cups of chopped mango chunks (fresh or frozen) / 500 grams
  • 1/2 cup of raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste  / puree
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice / juice from half a small lemon
  • 2-3 teaspoons of curry powder to taste.  I used 3.
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. If you are using frozen mango, either leave it to defrost or add it to a small saucepan on a low heat and simmer until it has defrosted.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blender for 1 minute or until smooth. Alternatively, you could use a hand blender.
  3. Pour the curry sauce into a small saucepan and simmer on a low heat for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a large glass jar or other sealed container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  5. Or transfer to a large ice cube tray or other small pots and freeze in small portions. When you want to use a portion of sweet curry sauce, either defrost it for 2-6 hours before use or warm it up gently in a small pan on the stove before use.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 55 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 221mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
Let me know what you think of this recipe. 

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  1. This is perfect! I loved that curry sauce at McDonald’s. Its spicy and sweet, I always chose that over the tomato sauce. I’m definitely going to try this!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about this. I always thought it was chillie sauce McDonald’s. I used to buy the sauce bottles all the time, but now I just prefer to make everything myself from stratch (including trying to grow my own food), because we can’t trust where the food in stores comes from nowadays.
    I just have one question, is there anything I can replace the ACV with? We can’t easily find ACV here. Something like coconut vinegar? That’s readily available. I’ve never tasted ACV so I don’t know if the tastes are similar. We use toddy/coconut vinegar for our pickles here…
    And thank you sooo much for this recipe. This is an honest review. I hope I remember to leave another one after I make this.

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