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James Carrier Photo by: James Carrier

Melon Agua Fresca

NOTES: Very ripe cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon all make delicious aguas frescas.

Sunset AUGUST 2004

  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Calories from fat: 3%
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 7.5mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
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