Summer Coolers ~ Mexican Drink – Watermelon Agua Fresca

Ever since I saw a gorgeous looking watermelon drink on Nabeela’s blog, I have been wanting to try it. I googled to learn more about this Mexican street food fare and learnt that Agua Fresca literally means “fresh water” and also found a recipe here. The watermelon season is through here but I was fortunate to find a few at Spencer’s.

An absolutely chilled delightful lemon-flavored afternoon treat to the core! I served it along side a Mexican meal consisting of Mexican rice, corn chips, mango salsa and dumplings in baked beans sauce.

Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts, chilling time

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Mexican



2 cups cubed and de-seeded chilled watermelon

1/2 cup chilled water

1 1/2 tbsp sugar (adjust according to the sweetness of watermelon)

1-2 tbsp lemon juice

mint leaves for garnish (optional)

1 Blend the above ingredients for 8-10 secs. If you want a smooth drink, strain. Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled.

Summer Coolers ~ Mexican Drink – Watermelon Agua Fresca

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  watermelon


19 thoughts on “Summer Coolers ~ Mexican Drink – Watermelon Agua Fresca

  1. hmmmmm
    cool colors and shots
    with twist of lemon ๐Ÿ™‚
    how abt some yogurt in it?

    Agua Fresca usually are water based, Raji. Never tried a water melon smoothie.

  2. Dear Sailaja,
    Another delicious recipe!
    Pls try that: spare a bit of the drink and freeze it to little ice cubes and put them into the drink next time. It cools down the drink and does not affect its flavour/taste. You can even put the ice cubes into another fruit drink.
    Besides, I have to tell you that I became quite addicted to your website. Not only the big variety of your recipes captured me it’s also all that additional information you provide. Especially for me as a western person it bears so many small details about India which I highly appreciate.
    Take care and keep well
    Gila (from Switzerland)

    Thanks for that wonderful tip, Gila. I am so glad my blog is helping you learn more about Indian food.:)

  3. That looks so good, Sailu! I’ll have to make it when Palle’s away, though, since he’s allergic to melons. I’m curious about the dumplings in baked bean sauce – can you tell me a little more about them?

    Dawna, these dumplings are made from flour, egg whites and maize flour and cooked in a mixture of sauteed onions, tomatoes and baked beans. Delicious. I will be blogging this recipe soon.

  4. how about some garnishing with lime wedges and min leaves. otherwise its heavanly. my kid Joshua love watermelon and will surely love this recipe

  5. hi,
    i make this combination with papaya (papau). really good. try it & see… colour is nices too. 3/4 glass with papaya juice with lime & 1/4 glass (on top of papaya) of above recepie gives nice colour mix & taste… ๐Ÿ™‚

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