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This watermelon agua fresca is one of the most refreshing and hydrating drinks you’ll enjoy all summer!

Whether you are still staying home or venturing out a bit more with friends, a good, refreshing drink is something everyone can use this summer. Few fruits are as hydrating as watermelon or as quintessential to the warm, summer months. A good watermelon will hit the spot every time!

A single glass of Watermelon Agua Fresca With Mint.

WHAT IS WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA?

These delicious drinks are perfect for summer, no matter what fruit you use. But what exactly is agua fresca?

“Aguas frescas are light non-alcoholic beverages made from one or more fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water. They are popular in Mexico, Central America and the United States. Some of the more common flavors include tamarind, hibiscus, and horchata.” source

A full pitcher of Watermelon Agua Fresca With Mint sits next to the glass it just filled.

HOW TO MAKE AGUA FRESCAS

Making any agua fresca is a pretty simple process. All you need is a blender. And while having a strong, high-powered blender is always a plus, it’s not totally necessary either. Any typical kitchen blender will do.

The idea is to blend all your fruit with water until you have no chunks of fruit left. You want to liquify the fruit and blend it with the water. Then you pour it over ice to serve it cold. Delicious, refreshing and hydrating with all the benefits of whatever fruit you decide to use.

A top view looking into a glass filled with this Watermelon Agua Fresca.

WATERMELON MINT AGUA FRESCA

If you have never paired mint with watermelon before, you’re in for a delicious treat! Both mint and watermelon are very refreshing in their own ways. But blend them together and it totally takes this agua fresca to the next level.

Many recipes for agua fresca call for herbs or spices. If you think of horchata, it’s basically a rice agua fresca with cinnamon. The same idea applies with this watermelon agua fresca. Adding the mint just takes it up a refreshing level. Give it a try! It’s perfect for a hot day. Serve it with snacks like a good pico de gallo or corn salsa with chips!

A pitcher and glass both filled, and a bowl of corn salsa with corn chips sitting next to them.

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A single glass of Watermelon Agua Fresca With Mint.

Watermelon Aqua Fresca With Mint

Super refreshing and healthy drink you can enjoy anytime you need to cool off or have extra watermelon to use up.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 9 servings (approximate)
Calories: 75kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. seedless watermelon (about 1 small watermelon)
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup honey (or more to taste)
  • 5 cups cold water
  • ice cubes for serving

Instructions

  • Cut the watermelon into chunks, discarding the rind.
    Cut chunks of watermelon in a bowl.
  • Fill your blender ¾ of the way with watermelon pieces and add about ½ cup of water, the mint leaves and the honey.
    Blending the melon, mint and honey.
  • Blend until completely broken down. You may need to work in batches to blend all of the watermelon depending on the size of your blender’s cup.
    The blended ingredients in a blender.
  • Pour any remaining water into a very large pitcher, then pour in the blended watermelon mix and give it a good stir.
    Mixing the blended fruit with remaining water in a large pitcher.
  • Serve each glass with lots of ice cubes and a sprig of mint leaf if desired. Before serving each cup, if the drink has sat for a little bit, you’ll want to stir it to mix it up again because the mint leaves tend to settle at the bottom. Enjoy!
    The finished pitcher and filled glass of Watermelon Agua Fresca With Mint.

NOTES:

  • If your blender isn’t great at breaking down the fruit almost completely, you could strain the blended mix before pouring it into the serving pitcher. If you don’t mind the texture then there’s no need to strain.
    If your blender isn't strong enough, strain the blended fruit before serving.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 913IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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