Melon Agua Fresca

Melon Agua Fresca Recipe
James Carrier
NOTES: Very ripe cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon all make delicious aguas frescas.


Makes about 2 1/2 quarts

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Nutritional Information

Calories 64
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Protein 0.6 g
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Sodium 7.5 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


5 cups cubed peeled, seeded melon (from about 3 lb. melon; see notes)
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup lime juice


In a blender, whirl melon, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 cup water until very smooth. Pour into a large pitcher (at least 3 qt.). Whisk in 1/3 cup lime juice, 7 cups water, and more sugar and lime juice to taste. Chill until cold, at least 1 hour or up to 1 day. Serve over ice.

Nutritional analysis per cup.

August 2004
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