Watermelon Agua Fresca – I can’t think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeeze of lime, over a glass of ice.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Agua fresca is as common in Mexico as ice tea is here in the States. And BONUS, since watermelon is naturally sweet, there’s no need to add any sugar! A few other favorite summer drinks are Chia Watermelon Fresca, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea with Mint, and Nojito (Non-alcoholic Mojito).
Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C, lycopene, beta-carotene
and a great choice for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health
benefits, so eat as much as you can, before the summer’s over.
Last weekend I spent a few days out in Montauk for a little
family getaway. It’s only about 2 hours away by car (if you
don’t count traffic) but since it’s on the most eastern tip of Long Island, where
all the highways from NYC merge into one road, there’s always
traffic. It’s worth it though – the beaches, lighthouse, restaurants, shopping – it’s so much fun!
After a morning at the beach we went to the town to grab some lunch at La Brisa. Aguas frescas, horchata, fish tacos – I was in heaven. Probably had the best ceviche I’ve had in a long time (although a bit overpriced) but I couldn’t stop talking about it all weekend. I had a fish taco and pork taco with the watermelon agua fresca. As I sat there, I kept thinking I can’t believe I don’t have this recipe on my blog. So of course, I came back, bought some watermelon and here it is, tasted exactly like the one I had in La Brisa.
And you may even want to make some skinny fish taco’s to go with it!
Watermelon Agua Fresca
- 6 cups seedless watermelon cubes
- 3/4 cup water
- 4 thin lime slices, for garnish
- a few sprigs mint, for garnish
- In the blender combine the watermelon and water and puree until smooth.
- Pour into a pitcher and garnish with sliced limes and a spring of mint.
- To serve, place the ice in each glass and pour the watermelon agua fresca.
- Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve.
49 comments on “Watermelon Agua Fresca”
We had a very hot night here on Friday- we knew it was coming, so we bought the ingredients for this. Absolutely delicious, refreshing, and gone………within minutes of making it. Double batch and all that. I highly recommend this to people who love watermelon like we do- so simple and easy. Well, that is, if you’re not a dummy like me and try to make it in the food processor- don’t do it, folks- just fine the blender. Your counters will thank you. Joking aside, this recipe is a keeper and will for sure be in the summer dinner beverage menu. Another winner, Gina. Thank you!
So good! We had a watermelon that was too ripe to eat and it was perfect for this. I blended with some lime juice, rimmed the glass with lime and sea salt, and garnished with a mint leaf. It’s good with or without tequila 😉
I would like a recipe for a family of six, I like to add chunks of watermelon, and a slice of watermelon for garnish, I liked that it doesn’t add sugar.
+ Kettle One Cucumber Mint infused Vodka. Yum!
How can this be zero points? I thought pureed fruit had to be counted? I put the calorie information into the points calculator and got 4 points on Freestyle. Can you help clarify?
Hi Crystal! It is not pureed just chunky.
It goes in the blender. This meets the exact definition of when WW says fruit has points. When it’s blendeed.
My daughter loves watermelon! This will definitely make her more excited at school when she knows she will get a good treat for being good at school.
if i make a large batch ahead of time, how long will it stay together in the fridge? thanks!
Old points should be 1 – 73 calories 1 fat b1 fiber = 1 point