Agua fresca is a drink made by combining blended fruit, chopped fruit, water, and sugar, then letting the mixture macerate. This version is popular with both kids and adults. You can make it earlier in the day and keep it chilled until ready to serve on a hot summer day.

Martha Rose Shulman
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2004

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Finely chop 2 cups of watermelon, and set aside.

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  • Place remaining 2 cups watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed watermelon through a sieve into a pitcher, and discard solids. Add water, sugar, and lime juice; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in the chopped watermelon. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; calories from fat%; fatg; saturated fatg; mono fatg; poly fatg; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 22.9g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterolmg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 6.8mg; calcium 14mg.