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Agua de Melon (Melon Water)

This simple and refreshing Agua de Melon drink recipe has only three ingredients. It’s all blended to create a delicious and light-tasting aqua fresca.

AGUA FRESCAS

Aguas frescas (‘fresh water’ or ‘cool water’) are light non-alcoholic beverages that you’ll find commonly served in Mexico (and in many border states.) They are typically made with fresh fruits or even vegetables like cucumber. This Agua de Melon (‘Melon Water’) is a quick and easy refreshing drink that is perfect for the spring and summer months. It only takes 5 minutes to blend this all together and get yourself a delicious and tasty beverage. If you’ve never tried an aqua fresca before, then give this Agua de Melon a try and I promise you’ll be hooked after the first sip!

Agua de Melon in glass over ice

TIPS FOR MAKING AGUA DE MELON:

  • Make sure very cold water is used in this recipe.
  • I used one large cantaloupe (about 2-3 lbs).
  • You can also use pre-packaged cut fruit or even frozen fruit (although if you blend from frozen, this may end up more slushy.) Fresh is always best with aquas frescas.
  • Adjust sugar to your tastes.
  • This drink needs to be strained so you won’t get any of the pulp from the fruit. But if you like the pulp, just skip that step.
  • You can enjoy this right away over ice or chill it before serving.
  • Easily double this recipe to make larger batches when you are serving more guests.
Pitcher of Agua de Melon in either surrounded by fruit Pinterest image

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • cantaloupe
  • cold water
  • granulated sugar
  • ice
Ingredients needed: cantaloupe, sugar and water

HOW TO MAKE AGUA DE MELON:

Add the cantaloupe, water and sugar to a large blender.

Ingredients added to blender

Blend until smooth. (You may need to blend it in batches depending on how large your blender is.) Add more sugar to taste and blend again until well-incorporated.

Blended up ingredients in blender

Strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

Drink being strained through fine mesh strainer

Refrigerate until chilled and serve.

Agua de Melon in a decorative clear pitcher

Or serve over ice.

Agua de Melon Recipe being poured into glass

HOW TO STORE:

  • This Agua de Melon recipe can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Close up of Agua de Melon over ice in glass

Agua de Melon (Melon Water)

This simple and refreshing Agua de Melon drink recipe has only three ingredients. It's all blended to create a delicious and light-tasting aqua fresca.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds cantaloupe, rind removed, seeds removed and fruit cut into chunks
  • 4 cups cold water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ice, for serving

Instructions

  • Add the cantaloupe, water and sugar to a large blender.
  • Blend until smooth. You may need to blend it in batches depending on how large your blender is.
  • Add more sugar to taste and blend again until well-incorporated.
  • Strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.
  • Serve over ice or refrigerate until chilled and serve.

Notes

  • Make sure very cold water is used in this recipe.
  • I used one large cantaloupe (about 2-3 lbs).
  • You can also use pre-packaged cut fruit or even frozen fruit (although if you blend from frozen, this may end up more slushy.) Fresh is always best with aquas frescas.
  • Adjust sugar to your tastes.
  • This drink needs to be strained so you won’t get any of the pulp from the fruit. But if you like the pulp, just skip that step.
  • You can enjoy this right away over ice or chill it before serving.
  • Easily double this recipe to make larger batches when you are serving more guests.
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. Aguas frescas are delicious, (we serve them all summer long at home) but I find that the juice of 1/2 lime adds so much to any and all of them, even more delicate ones like nectarine; and keeps them from being too sweet.