Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Watermelon Agua fresca with fresh strawberries! Classic Mexican fresh fruit drink. Great watermelon drink recipe for summer.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

What is Agua Fresca?

Head into any taqueria here in the West and likely you’ll find agua fresca (translated literally “fresh water”) for sale.

The standard flavors are tamarindo (made with tamarind), horchata (rice and cinnamon), and jamaica (hibiscus), but you can make agua fresca — a cooling, refreshing drink — from almost any juicy fruit.

Watermelon Agua Fresca with Strawberry

They were selling this combination — watermelon and strawberry — agua fresca at Whole Foods today. The samples were so good I had to make this watermelon drink recipe for myself when I got home.

I think they would freeze well, too, as a fruit popsicle (without the added water, and maybe a bit more sugar).

watermelon agua fresca with strawberry in glass

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 pound diced seedless or seeded watermelon (without rind), about 3-4 cups
  • 8 ounces strawberries, stems removed (about a pint)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water

Method

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If you want, you can strain the purée through a mesh sieve, to strain out any pulpy pieces that didn't get broken up in the blender. Adjust the ingredients to taste.

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Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Jen

    So refreshing! I used seeded watermelon and my Vitamix, and there was no need to strain.

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  2. Onna

    I made this today with watermelon and strawberries I had just bought, the strawberries and watermelon tasted great before I made them into this. I don’t know what I did wrong but after I made them into this drink it didn’t taste good, the drink tastes like I used fruit/melon on the verge of rotting when that is not the case at all. ill have to try this again another time and trg getting the supplies from a different store.?

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  3. Jo

    This was absolutely Delicious! So refreshing on a hot day.

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  4. April

    I made this today with a seedless watermelon and frozen strawberries. YUM!

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  5. jo

    10 of my 11 – 13 year olds fully approved and begged for more when we made this today in the BBQ pit class. Score!

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