How To Make Watermelon Agua Fresca

Frozen Watermelon Agua Fresca is the perfect, light beverage for summer and hot weather in general. Refreshing and juicy watermelon is combined with sugar and ice to create one delicious drink. Finish it off with a bit of fresh mint and a wedge of watermelon to make your friends go, “WOW!”

Two glasses filled with frozen watermelon agua fresca.

Agua Fresca, which translates to “fresh water,” is a beloved beverage in Mexico known for its refreshing and light qualities. Typically made by blending fresh fruit with water and a touch of sweeteners like sugar or agave nectar, it highlights the fruit’s natural flavors. Common varieties include agua de piña (pineapple water), agua de jamaica (hibiscus water), and agua de sandía (watermelon water). Served cold, aguas frescas are perfect for staying hydrated and enjoying the vibrant tastes of fresh fruits, making them an ideal choice for hot summer days. 

Frozen Watermelon Agua Fresca is a delightful twist on this classic, combining icy refreshment with the juicy sweetness of watermelon. Let’s look at how to make this refreshing non-alcoholic beverage.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • Small watermelon wedges (optional garnish)
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional garnish)
Watermelon, water, and sugar.

Directions

Add the ice, chopped watermelon, sugar, and water to a high speed blender and blend for 2 minutes or until there are no more chunks of ice.

Pour into glasses and top with a watermelon wedge and a mint sprig, if desired. Enjoy!

Two glasses filled with frozen watermelon agua fresca.

Frozen Watermelon Agua Fresca

Enjoy a refreshing Frozen Watermelon Agua Fresca made with fresh watermelon, ice, water, and a touch of sugar. Perfect for hot summer days, this drink is a delicious way to stay cool!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 87kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon chopped
  • 1 cup cold water
  • cup sugar
  • Small watermelon wedges optional garnish
  • Fresh mint sprigs optional garnish

Instructions

  • Add the ice, chopped watermelon, sugar, and water to a high speed blender and blend for 2 minutes or until there are no more chunks of ice.
  • Pour into glasses and top with a watermelon wedge and a mint sprig, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Tips

  • Blender Assistance: You may need to help your blender blend everything smoothly initially. (It might be time to pull out the blender’s tamper and put it to work for you.)
  • Immediate Consumption: This beverage is best enjoyed immediately and does not keep well. Avoid making it ahead of time and freezing as it will not retain the same texture.
  • Use Prepared Watermelon: You don’t have to buy a whole seedless watermelon and cut it up to make this tasty treat. Look for prepared watermelon chunks in the produce section at your local grocery store and save yourself time and cleaning duties.

Storage Information

  • Immediate Use: Frozen Watermelon Agua Fresca should be consumed right away. It does not store well due to the ice content, which will melt and alter the texture if kept too long.
Close up view of a glass of frozen watermelon agua fresca with a garnish of mint.

Ways to Use Frozen Watermelon Agua Fresca

  • Refreshing Drink: Perfect for a hot summer day, this drink is a delightful way to cool down.
  • Party Beverage: Serve it at summer parties or barbecues for a refreshing and visually appealing beverage.
  • Mocktails: For a twist on the traditional recipe, add a splash of fresh lime juice or other fruit juices.

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