Saturday, June 11, 2011

Watermelon Agua Fresca

I recently went to my local Native Foods Café and tried their watermelon agua fresca and knew I needed to recreate this one at home. Agua Fresca is super simple. You basically blend your fruit and herb or citrus (if using) and add water and sweetener to your liking. The watermelon I chose was sweet enough to not add any additional sugar. For a mellower agua fresca, simply add a bit of cool, filtered water and stir. If you’re in the mood for something a little different, use the juice of two limes and the zest of one. Serve with your favorite Mexican food for a refreshing beverage to cool your taste buds.

What You Need:

1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
9 mint leaves
Water (optional)
Sweetener of choice (optional)

What To Do:

Combine mint and watermelon in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add water or sweetener if desired. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint.

Makes about 12 cups.

Bon Appetite!

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Made in Sonoma said...

I just made this with some watermelon that seemed a little too mealy to eat -- it was delicious!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Made in Sonoma: When I cut open my watermelon, I was so dissappointed because it was sweet, but mealy. I was worried it wouldn't turn out, but I was so wrong. It turned out great just like yours did! So now I know that everytime I have a mealy watermelon, I can turn it into some tasty agua fresca.

Pam said...

I can't wait to try this one!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Pam: Let me know if you do! Curious to see what you think ;)

Donna Elick said...

What a nice idea for cooling off this summer, sounds like quite the treat! I may have to get some watermelon at the farmers market tonight and try this one!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ The Slow Roasted Italian: It really is very refreshing... esp if you add a shot of vodka ;)

Jennifer @ Raisin Questions said...

We realized we have more watermelon than we can eat. This will be perfect! Thanks!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Jennifer: You're SO welcome. I hope you enjoy !

Made in Sonoma said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured this recipe on my own blog today because I liked it so much! :)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Made in Sonoma: Thank you, thank you! Going to head over and check it out :)

Junk Auto said...

That looks so refreshing. I'm going to get a watermelon right now.

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