By BlueHyacinth on April 12, 2004
Photo by Kim D.
Photo by Kim D.
"My DH is from Mexico and this is a staple there on hot days. The first time I tried it I was hooked (didn't even get sick from the water...lol). This is a great change for those hot days, just drink and enjoy."
Serving Size: 1 (716 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"I'd never tried this before. My kids loved it, but I didn't care for the texture. I'd rather just eat plain watermelon cubes."
"Last night, I had my bro pick up a large cup of agua de sandia to drink on my long drive back home. My son saw it, took a few sips and wanted it for himself. It was bedtime for him so I told him that I would make some for him the next day (today). Thankfully, w/your recipe I'm still a mom of my word! My choice of sweetener was Sweet n'Low. I didn't have to use too many packets of it because the watermelon that I had was already really sweet. (We ended up eating watermelon w/our drink. =)"
"I love this stuff, so I had to hop on the bandwagon of praise! I don't use nearly as much sugar as is called for...I use maybe 1/2 cup. Depends on how sweet and flavorful your melon is, I suppose. I add the juice of a couple of limes or of a couple lemons to add some more complexity. I also sometimes use sparkling water to make it fizzy. I think this drink is best served when freshly made (assuming all your ingredients are thoroughly chilled) because the water and watermelon pulp separate after a few hours in the frige. This is such a unique summer beverage (for us of Los Estados Unidos), and a wonderful way to use up mass quantities of watermelon! Go ahead and buy a whole one!!!!"
"Someone gave me a huge watermelon & I didn't know what to do with it all. My Mexican colleague told me to look up this recipe. I made it & it was DELICIOUS! I added rum to this, had some friends over & everyone went crazy for it! You could even use watermelon vodka or a fruit-flavored rum to kick it up a notch! Awesome recipe!!"
"Made this for a dinner party for a La Leche League group (they help moms and babies nurse) and there were about 10 moms and 5 toddlers - This was a HUGE hit with the kids and was enjoyed by the adults as well. I received a call the morning after for the recipe!"
"This was very good! Perfect on a hot Texas summer day. I will be making this refreshing drink again! "
"my grandchild and I made this for her project for Spanish Class.....it was quite easy and the children all loved it......now a family favorite here for hot afternoons"
"My dad married a mexican woman and moved to Mexico, so I have been there many times and I LOVE LOVE LOVE these drinks! Watermelon is one of my favorites and this is a great recipe for it! Thank You!"