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Refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca

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On hot summer days, Watermelon Agua Fresca can be so incredibly refreshing and thirst-quenching. A favorite in our house this time of year, its slightly sweet flavor and delicious taste is always welcomed. When the humidity levels rise, we step up our liquid intake and look for fruit-filled refreshment and who doesn’t love the benefits of fresh watermelon?

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What is Aqua Fresca?

Aqua Fresca, translates to “Cool Water” in Spanish. It is made always with fresh fruit and a little bit of sweetener. My dear grandmother used to make the fresca for us when we visited her home.

You may see fresh agua frescas at festivals and sporting events because it really quenches your thirst when you have been out in the sun. These drinks are very popular in Mexico and are made in so many different flavors. 



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Agua Fresca is also incredibly easy to make. Honestly, I believe the most time-consuming part of the process is cutting up the watermelon to make the watermelon juice.


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You do need a blender or juicer to make the watermelon juice, but it is so good and takes only seconds to make. It is best if your watermelon has been chilled for an hour, but it is not necessary.

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For more great summer recipes, check out our weekend BBQ recipes and we have some lovely summer cocktail recipes

How to make Watermelon Agua Fresca

It is very simple to make, the full recipe is below, but it basically two steps.

  1. Cut watermelon into chunks.
  2. Blend in a blender.

cut watermelon


Refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca for Summer

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

How to make a wonderful and refreshing fruit drink like the ones in Mexico.
Course Drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ice


  • Wash watermelon
  • Cut into small pieces and remove rind and seeds
  • Place cut watermelon pieces in a blender
  • Blend until pureed.
  • Add sugar to cup of water and stir.
  • Add sweetened water to mixture.
  • Squeeze in juice from lime and blend .
  • Serve over ice
  • Enjoy!


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This is also a great way to use up leftover watermelon when you have some leftover watermelon from a barbecue or dinner. It is so refreshing and barely sweet so you feel like your thirst is quenched. When was the last time you had watermelon in your refrigerator?





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