Mango-Mint Agua Fresca

recipe
Notes: If making up to 4 hours ahead, cover and chill puréed mixture; add ice just before serving.

Yield:

Makes about 12 cups; 8 servings

Recipe from

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Nutritional Information

Calories 136
Caloriesfromfat 2.6 %
Protein 1.6 g
Fat 0.4 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Sodium 6.9 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg

Ingredients

3 pounds firm-ripe mangoes
4 cups orange juice
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed and drained
About 1/4 cup lemon juice
Ice cubes
Mint sprigs

Preparation

1. Cut and discard pits and peel from mangoes. Cut fruit into chunks.

2. In a blender or food processor, in batches, whirl the mangoes, orange juice, mint leaves, and 5 cups water until smoothly puréed; pour into a pitcher. Stir in 1/4 cup lemon juice, or to taste.

3. Pour agua fresca into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Note:

March 1999
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