Sunday, June 5, 2011

Watermelon agua fresca with lime

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My family lives on this simple watermelon drink. I'm calling it a watermelon agua fresca, but it's really not - it's better. Mexican aguas frescas typically contain added sugar, but to me watermelon is sweet enough. My version is pure and plain, just two ingredients: seedless watermelon and fresh lime juice.

This watermelon juice is the ultimate thirst-quencher after anything sweaty: a workout, a long walk, cleaning out the closet, weeding the garden. We buy adorable small seedless watermelons at Costco year-round, but they're sweetest in the summer. I hope no one ever discovers that watermelon causes cancer, because at the rate I put them away, I'd be a goner for sure.

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Watermelon agua fresca
Watermelon, a squeeze of lime, and a whirl in the blender: That's all you need for this ultra-refreshing drink.
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon flesh, very cold, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
Put the chunks of watermelon and the lime juice into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings


kristy said...

I never enjoyed watermelon until last year. Crazy - I know! This sounds wonderful though. Sweet and sour and thirst quenching! I also love that it's easy. ;)

Mari Nuñez said...

I love this agua fresca!! I would definitely make some for my daughters this summer.

Have a great week :)

BonnieBanters said...

Boy I'd love to have this drink right now! Sounds so refreshing and easy to make! Thanks!

Erika Kerekes said...

Kristy - and now you know what you've been missing, right? :)

Mari - you have a great week too!

Bonnie - yes, me too. Am just about to go to the downstairs refrigerator to pull out another watermelon....

My McDonald Meal said...

I love this idea! My girls go crazy over anything watermelon and will think this is the coolest! HA-no pun intended. :)

Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves said...

It sounds so easy & refreshing! I'm putting watermelon on the shopping list for this weekend!

Lemons and Anchovies said...

I love that you didn't add sugar to this and I imagine how much more refreshing this drink is with the addition of lime. Now I want to buy a watermelon so I can make this. :-)

Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen said...

My vegetarian friend in Israel introduced me to the tasty simplicity of blended watermelon, it's so yummy! Waiting for the weather to warm up a bit so I can enjoy some myself. The lime juice sounds like a great addition!

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