Monday, August 3, 2009

Watermelon Agua Fresca

I found this amazing recipe and can't try it until after I go to the grocery store this afternoon. However, I'm posting it now (because I'm really excited about this one) and will reply with my review when I use my guinea pigs--ahem, family--this evening. Note that you can use pretty much any kind of melon or fruit combinations.

Watermelon Agua Fresca
2 cups cold water
2 cups watermelon, rind removed, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons sugar (base how much or how little you use on your personal preference)
1 tablespoon lime juice

Cut the watermelon into roughly 1-inch cubes. If using other fruits, prepare them accordingly, removing seeds or skins. In a blender or food processor, combine water, watermelon, sugar, and lime juice until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, forcing through most of the pulp. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with or without ice cubes. As a decorative touch, add slices or chunks of matching fruit just before serving.
Makes 2 servings.

• Agua de Mel√≥n: Use cantaloupe or any other melon.
• Agua de Fresa: Use strawberries.
• Agua de Papaya: Use papaya.
• Agua Fresca de Pepino: Use peeled, seeded cucumbers and lime juice. Cut down on the sugar.


Scott and Jillian said...

My kids would probably drink gallons of that stuff! It sounds like it would be really nice to serve at a shower or something like that.

Mary Ellen said...

Crap. That's "lime" juice if you couldn't tell.

Janelle said...

I fixed it for you, Mary Ellen.

Valerie said...

That sounds so good! I have a watermelon smoothie recipe that we love, but this is healthier.