Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A luscious tropical drink perfect for lifting you out of the summer doldrums. May be made up to a week ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Choose very ripe fruit; peel, seed, and coarsely chop.
  2. Smoothly puree measured fruit pulp and juice (a portion at a time, if needed) in blender with sugar and lime juice.
  3. Add flavored fruit mixture to water, then rub through a fine strainer into a large jar or pitcher and discard pulp.
  4. Pour the agua fresca over ice cubes into tall glasses.
  5. Slices or chunks of matching fruit may be added as garnish just before serving.


Most Helpful

This was a great way to get my kids to eat (drink) the papaya I buy for myself but can never finish on my own. My daughter's not a huge lime fan, so I halved the amount of lime juice called for, but it was still good that way. I squeezed some extra lime into my own glass, nice and tart flavour, good stuff.

ChloeBaby September 26, 2011

I didn't strain and drank it nice and cold. Great way to get lots of fruit! Thanks! Made for I Recommend Tag.

Sharon123 August 08, 2009

What a tart and fruity delight, and it only took a few minutes to make. I doubled the recipe, using just 2 cups of water and put everything into my blender. It came out so smooth that I didn't even have to strain the mixture. I served it to my son and a group of his friends, and they all gave it a thumbs up! This is the first time I'd ever tried papaya, but they will be in my shopping cart from now on so I can have more of this delicious treat!

TasteTester July 31, 2009

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