Agua Fresca

"This thirst-quenching beverage, Spanish for fresh water, is a wonderful addition to any informal country inn menu. From Casual Cusines of the World."
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Ready In:


  • 2 cups peeled seeded and diced ripe fruit, such as melon,pineapple,mango and/or papaya
  • 2 12 cups water, preferably filtered
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)


  • In a blender or a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine the fruit, water and sugar.
  • Process on high speed until completely smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Pass through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible.
  • Chill thoroughly before serving.

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  1. This is a great thirst quencher! I made it y'day evening and it was in the refrigerator right from 7pm yday till this afternoon(1:30pm). We had 6 people come over, and in the summer heat that we have in plenty here, this cooler was just wonderful! They loved it and kept asking for more:) I did add a little more sugar than what the recipe calls for, say about 2-3 tbsps. more. This is a great drink to have at this time of the year, THANKS for sharing it:)
  2. This is so refreshing and a good way to get the benefits of fruit. I'm not a big drinker of plain water, but this recipe helps me get plenty of fluids. It's really good with strawberries and limes also. Good any time of the year.
  3. I used mango with this, had a glass while reading Spice Necklace about cruising the caribbean :)
  4. I used a very ripe cantaloupe, 2 cups water, and 1/4 cup sugar. It was a perfect use for my melon and I could'nt keep myself from pouring glass after glass. Thanks Bev.
  5. Made a pineapple version of this. Tastes great!


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