Refreshing Mexican Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Watermelon agua fresca is a refreshing and cooling Mexican drink for summers. Low-fat and Vegan.

watermelon agua fresca

Its so refreshing and cooling that you can include this drink in your summer diet. the temperatures are soaring here. March had been pretty hot, wonder what April & May has in store.

This drink has a different consistency & taste than our regular Indian watermelon juice. In this Mexican drink, the watermelon juice is strained & extracted from the pulp. Unlike the watermelon juice we make here where the juice has the pulp too.

watermelon agua fresca recipe

To make this Mexican drink a little spiced, I added some ginger to it. This is totally optional and you can make the drink without ginger also.

Hints of lemon and ginger in it make this a refreshing drink for the summers.

I used ½ of a large watermelon and it yielded me approx 5 glasses of juice. The aqua fresca is easy to prepare. you can serve it chilled with ice cubes. Or you can chill in the fridge and then serve this drink.

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watermelon agua fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

5 from 1 vote
A cooling refreshing Mexican drink made from watermelon.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine Mexican, World
Course: Beverages
Diet: Vegan
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 5 glasses
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Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 cups chopped deseeded watermelon
  • 1 to 2 cups water or as required
  • ½ inch chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or as required
  • ice cubes (optional)
  • mint leaves for garnishing - optional
  • sugar as required - optional

Instructions

  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender, except the ice cubes & mint leaves.
  • Keep a large bowl or pan below a fine strainer.
  • Pour the juice on the strainer.
  • Press the pulp on the strainer with the back of a spoon so that the extra juice also filters through.
  • Discard the pulp.
  • Pour it in glasses and serve with ice cubes.
  • You can also chill the drink in the fridge.
  • Garnish agua fresca with some mint leaves or serve plain.

Notes

  • The amount of water can be adjusted. Since watermelon already has a high water content, you can even adjust the amount of water to be added.
  • Adding sugar is optional. Add as per your requirements.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 692IU14%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Calcium 9mg1%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 4µg1%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 12mg3%
Phosphorus 13mg1%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Comments

  1. Incrediblly beautiful pics. I love the idea of straining the juice a lot. I shall give this a try very soon:)

  2. Wow, I need this right now! Too hot hear and need these badly. What a photography,Wonderful!