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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca recipe

Blend up watermelon, sugar, and water for a perfect Summer treat you can make in just minutes from Adrianna Adarme from the Fresh Tastes blog.


Yield: Makes 6 glasses of watermelon juice


  • 6 pound watermelon, chopped into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In batches (unless your blender is huge), add the chopped watermelon. Add a splash of water (about 2 tablespoons) and pulse until completely pureed, about 1 minute. (If you're adding a bit of sugar, you'll want to add the sugar amount you desire and just as much water to a small saucepan; heat until the sugar dissolves and then add the sugar/water mixture to the blender.)
  2. Line a sieve with a few layers of cheese cloth. Place the sieve atop a bowl or large pitcher. Pour the watermelon puree into the cheese cloth and allow to strain--it may take around 5 minutes or so. 
  3. Repeat the blending and straining process with the remaining chopped watermelon. Transfer the watermelon juice to the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill. Divide the watermelon juice amongst glasses.
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