Recipe by Chef John
"This is my all-time favorite summertime drink. When it's hot and humid and you're totally parched, there's nothing as refreshing, as revitalizing, and as restorative as ice-cold watermelon agua fresco. It's one of life's great drinkable pleasures."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
white sugar, or to taste
I have made this last month from another recipe I found that was similar, but I used soda water to give it a fizz, you can also add some vodka for an adult drink. Very good.
The secret is to add some lemon to it
"Watermelonade" is exactly what this is - here in Mexico, agua fresca con limon is limonada, or lemonade. Where I live, on the west coast of Mexico, agua fresca is made with every fruit imaginable. I had some guests for dinner recently and the evening was very warm. Half of our guests drank this delightful drink (with added sliced limes) and half had Watermelon Sangria, also from this site. Both were wonderful, but I preferred the agua fresca. And straining the pulp makes all the difference - thanks for the tip, Chef John.
Delicious and easy.. going to try the other half with a different sweetener and some bubbles
I have made this for many years. It is a favorite beverage in Ecuador as well. But I never found that any sugar was necessary at all. Perhaps the watermelons were sweeter.
Like other persons suggested I added lots of lemon juice and mint and it turned out very good and refreshing. I did NOT strain the fruit puree/juice as we like the pulp. I shall try again with different combinaisons of summer fruits.
Ok, so this is really like a watermelonade than agua fresco. I added some fresh mint and it was better.
Not a success :(
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Watermelon Agua Fresca
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 5
The best wintertime meals need a long, slow simmer while you're doing something else.
Our big collection of budget recipes will leave some jingle in your pocket.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!
See how to make the ultimate summer refresher.
Just in time for summer! See how to make quick, simple strawberry ice cream.
See how to make the perfect summer pie with a gorgeous lattice top.