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Watermelon Agua Fresca

A refreshing summery drink featuring a balance of sweet melon and tart lime. Serve well-stirred, over ice, and garnish with fresh mint if you like.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 69kcal
Author Aimee

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed watermelon about 1/2 a medium melon
  • 2 Tablespoons agave syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice about 2 large limes
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • ice for serving
  • mint sprigs for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Place half of the watermelon in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and liquid. Pour into a fine mesh colander that has been set over a large bowl and filter out the pulp and seeds. Discard the pulp and repeat with second batch of melon cubes.
  • You should have about 4 cups of watermelon juice. Stir in the agave, the lime juice and water. Stir well and taste. Adjust sweetener or acidity as needed.
  • Chill agua fresca until needed. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint or thin slices of lime. Yields 6 cups.

Notes

Mama's Tip: reserve a cup or so of the watermelon juice before the other ingredients are added and keep it for baby. Be sure to dilute it with water as it still contains plenty of natural fructose.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 182mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg