We’ve knocked back the sugar quite a bit in this healthier Mexican agua fresca recipe. This refreshing drink is often a way that Mexicans use up their leftover fruit, so feel free to use this technique with whatever fruit you have, especially other melons and tropical fruits like pineapple and mango.
- 3 cups 1-inch honeydew chunks (from 1 large ripe melon, peeled)
- 4 cups water, divided
- ⅓ cup fresh lime juice, or more to taste
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- Ice for serving
- Lime slices for garnish
- Step 1
Working in batches if necessary, puree melon, 2 cups water, lime juice and sugar in a blender until smooth and the sugar has fully dissolved, about 45 seconds. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add the remaining 2 cups water, stir well, and adjust the taste with more lime juice, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. To serve, stir well and pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Serving Size: about 3/4 cup Per Serving: 50 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 12.9g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 11.6g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 36.9IU; vitamin c 14.5mg; folate 13.1mcg; calcium 8.9mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 8.4mg; potassium 158.5mg; sodium 15.3mg; added sugar 6g. Exchanges:
1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate