Cut the two ends off each guava, then cut the guavas in half. Place them in a blender along with 2 cups of water and process until they form a puree. Use the whole fruit, no need to peel or remove the seeds.
Using a strainer, pour this mixture into a large pitcher. The strainer will help to separate the guava seeds from the puree. (See Note)
Add in the rest of the water and the ice cubes, stir in the sugar until it is well dissolved. Serve in glasses and enjoy!
If you feel that the drink is not sweet enough for your taste, add more sugar.
Many people in Mexico do not strain the guava puree, in order to enjoy all the fiber in the fruit.
This recipe renders a large amount of Guava Agua Fresca. If you feel that it is too large an amount, you can reduce the quantities for a smaller amount of servings by using the recipe card option. Where it says “SERVINGS”, simply change the amount to the one you need.
One way to enhance this drink is by adding some fresh mint leaves at serving time.
As mentioned above, you can find guavas at Latin markets, either fresh when in season, or in the freezer section year-round. You can use those frozen ones to make this recipe, too.
There are different types of guavas, some are larger than others and come in different colors like white, light yellow, and pink or deep pink. You can use any of these to make this drink (or smoothies).