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Watermelon Agua Fresca

June/July 2006

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This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all over Mexico. Not too much fruit, not too much sugar, just a beautiful way to quench your thirst on a summer day.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Totally delish! Loved this drink! I had to make without lime juice because I didn't have any on hand, but it still tasked very delicious! Also, next time, I'm trying sweetner instead of sugar, but the sugar still wasn't a large amount...
Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

Makes: About 10 cups

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Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed seeded watermelon, (about 6 pounds with the rind), divided
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 liter (4 cups) club soda, or seltzer water, well chilled
  • Lime slices, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Combine half the watermelon, half the water and half the sugar in a blender; puree. Pour through a coarse strainer into a large container. Repeat with the remaining watermelon, water and sugar. Stir in lime juice. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.
  2. To serve, stir in club soda (or seltzer) and garnish with lime.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Per cup: 64 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 144 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value), Vitamin A (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit



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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Lunch
Ethnic/Regional
Mexican
Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Publication
June/July 2006

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