Mango-Mint Agua Fresca

Mango-Mint Agua Fresca

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

Sunset MARCH 1999

  • Yield: Makes about 12 cups; 8 servings


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 136
  • Calories from fat: 2.6%
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sodium: 6.9mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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