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agua fresca 1Agua frescas (Spanish: water refreshments) are popular in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and are made from fruits blended with sugar and water to make a non-alcoholic beverage. Due to the natural sweetness of watermelon, minimal amount of additional sugar is required. For this watermelon agua fresca, try substituting with Splenda or the like for a calorie cut!






Watermelon Agua Fresca
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  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped watermelon
  • 7 cups (1,750 mL) coarsely chopped watermelon
  • 6 cups (1,500 mL) watermelon juice (Simply blend watermelon in a blender to create fresh juice)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar (or less to taste)
  • 1 lime, zest and juice of
  • Add water to suit your taste, still or sparkling


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large serving pitcher. Garnish with watermelon wedges and mint.

Source: watermelon.org

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