How to Make 11 Agua Frescas Recipes

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How to make Agua Frescas or fresh water in Spanish: simple thirst quenching fruit waters made by pureeing fruit with water and lime juice, strained and served over ice. Sometimes they are sweetened with agave or sugar, however if the fruit is in season and ripe you might not need any sweetener at all, keep it as healthy as possible.

Agua Fresca is Everything in the Hot Summer Months!

So simple, so quick and easy to make that I wanted to include all my favorite recipes in this post but decided I’d give you the basic ratios in the recipe card and you can swap your favorite fruit and berries. With the exception of the horchata and hibiscus agua frescas, the formula stays the same.I always go for whatever is having a moment, extra ripe, sweet and fragrant fruit is what we are after.

Filtering your drink is totally optional, If you don’t mind the pulp is best to keep all that fiber in your diet. Otherwise you can freeze it for later to use in smoothies. I prefer my aqua fresca more concentrated so I can add ice and more water to stretch it out If I want to. 

11 Agua Frescas de Frutas Flavors:

1. Strawberry / de Fresa
2. Cantaloupe / de Melon

3. Mango

4. Cucumber / de Pepino

5. Watermelon / de Sandia
How to make watermelon agua fresca recipe.
6. Pineapple / de Pina
7. Papaya
How to make papaya agua fresca recipe.
8. Peach
9. De Tamarindo

10. Horchata:

1 cup uncooked white rice
5 cups water
1/2 cup hemp milk 
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup agave (or to taste)

method: Soak the rice in the water for a couple of hours before pureeing in a high speed blender. Strain through a mesh strainer and discard the rice. Mix the rice water with the hemp milk, cinnamon and vanilla until combines. Sweeten to taste with agave, chill and serve over ice.

11. Hibiscus tea aka Agua de Jamaica:

method: Cold brew 1/4 cup dried hibiscus petals + 5 cups water + 1 cinnamon stick. Refrigerate overnight. Strain, sweeten to taste and serve over ice.

Strawberry Agua Frescas Bottles and Jugs.

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How to Make Agua Fresca

Agua frescas or fresh water in Spanish, are simple thirst quenching fruit waters made by pureeing fruit with water and lime juice, strained and served over ice. 
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 2 cups fruit / frutas: cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, mango, papaya, peaches, cucumber, pineapple, tamarindo. -diced
  • 2.5 cups filtered water +more as needed
  • 1 large lime -extra juicy
  • 1 tbsp agave +more to taste


  • Add the diced fruit, water and lime juice to a high power blender (I love my Ninja) and puree for about one minute until completely smooth. Strain through a fine mesh (optional), taste and sweeten to taste with agave syrup if desired. Add more lime juice as well until the perfect sweet and sour balance is achieved. Serve over ice! 


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Latin
Keyword: Agua Fresca Recipes, How to Make Agua Fresca
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Florentina


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  1. Made the papaya one tonight as I had a not so great papaya sitting on the counter and this was just the best way to use it. It tastes amazing with a nectar like consistency before adding ice and more water. Next I’m going to make the horchata, I’m on a roll now.

    1. I usually make my own Carmen using the recipe I linked in the post, however you should be able to find it in many grocery stores right next to almond and coconut milk. If you prefer, almond milk works just as well. Enjoy!

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