Aguas Frescas are the typical Mexican household every day’s beverages. Usually, the drink is prepared using the fruits available according to the season and, sometimes, depending on the family’s economy, the flavor of the drink will rely on the fruit that has the lowest price in the market. Sometimes the market vendors will offer a discount on the fruits reaching the peak of their shelf life. Many housewives take advantage of these on sale produce to prepare Aguas Frescas to serve at lunchtime.
How to make Aguas Frescas
- 2 Cups of pineapple watermelon or cantaloupe, peel and seeds removed, cut into cubes.
- 4 Cups of water.
- 1/3 Cup of sugar*
- 2 Cups of ice cubes
Place the fruit in a blender with 2 cups of water and sugar, puree until completely smooth.
Pour the blender contents into a pitcher, add the 2 extra cups of water and the ice cubes. Taste for sweetness. Add more sugar if needed. If you want it less thick in consistency, add more water. Serve immediately and enjoy!
• *You can use either one of the above-mentioned fruits or any other fruit of your preference.
• **Some fruits, when in season, are very sweet and there is no need to add to much sugar. Adjust the sugar according to your taste.
• Some cooks like to add a few drops of lime juice to their Watermelon or Cantaloupe Agua Fresca.
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