This delicious beverage recipe comes from Hilariia Ponce, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities studying agricultural education, communication and marketing. She share that this tasty agua fresca recipe is a favorite from her childhood.

Low in sugar and packed full of delicious, fresh ingredients, agua fresca is made from fresh fruit, lime juice, water and sweetener. Originating from Mexico, these beverages are a low-calorie, fruity alternative to juice that make them perfect for adults and kids alike.

Feel free to change up this recipe by substituting your favorite fruits or even substituting in vegetables like cucumbers! You can even make this beverage carbonated by adding sparkling water.

Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca

A refreshing beverage filled with fruity flavor to enjoy as the days get warmer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 4
Calories 74 kcal


  • blender
  • strainer


  • 4 cups watermelon cubed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 cups water divided use

Optional Garnishes

  • coarse sugar
  • mint sprigs
  • lime slices
  • watermelon wedges


  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture into a pitcher and discard the solids.
  • Add the remaining water to the pitcher and stir completely.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Add optional garnishes and enjoy!


Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 187mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 873IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword beverages, watermelon
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