Agua fresca de melon

Agua fresca The summer solstice occurred this past week and days are getting hot. If you’re in need of a super refreshing drink, agua fresca is a good way to go. Made up of mainly fruit and water, it’s fruity, frothy and a good way to cool down on a hot summer day. In Latin American countries, agua fresca is sold mainly by street vendors or corner store (bodegas). Luckily for you, it’s super simple to make. This recipe came to me as mostly all recipes on this blog do – reminiscing about the food and drinks my mom used to make when she was alive. My mom always used cantaloupe, I usually make it with cantaloupe or watermelon. Grab some fruit, ice and water and make a batch to enjoy on the deck or balcony with a good book!

Turn this bowl of cantaloupe into a refreshing glass of agua fresca.

Turn this bowl of cantaloupe into a refreshing glass of agua fresca.

Agua fresca de melon

(makes 8 cups)

  • 8 cups of diced cantaloupe (approximately two medium-sized cantaloupes)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 2 TBSP of honey OR agave syrup OR simple syrup (or other liquid sweetener of choice)
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • ice

Directions

  1. Place the fruit and water in the blender. Blend for one minute or your desired consistency as it will be pulpy. (If using any kind of melon it will be frothy).
  2. Add the lime juice, liquid sweetener and mint leaves. Blend for another 30 seconds.
  3. Refrigerate and serve over ice.
Agua fresca de melon, popular in Latin American streets.

Agua fresca de melon, popular in Latin American streets.

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