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 Melón: 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.