Every time I buy watermelon I face the same dilemma: spending less money to buy too much watermelon (a huge seeded one), or spending more money to buy less watermelon (a small seedless one, or cut up in chunks).
But I always end up buying too much watermelon - I could never say to good bargain.
Since I never want it to go to waste, I make lots of Watermelon-Lime Agua fresca.
If you’re not familiar, Agua fresca (Spanish for "fresh water") is a fruit drink popular throughout Mexico.
It’s super simple: just made by blending fruit with water, a bit of sweetener, and a little lime juice.
Agua fresca is a refreshing drink and a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day.
The trick to making Agua fresca is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a slushy or a smoothie.
Simply throw it in a blender, add water, sweeten to taste and serve.
If you're working with a fibrous fruit like watermelon (or if you're the type of person that buys pulp-free orange juice), I suggest to strain after blending.
Not too much fruit, not too much sugar, this Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca is just a beautiful way to quench your thirst on a summer day.
Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca Print this recipe!
8 cups seedless watermelon cubes
2 tablespoons honey mild tasting honey (or other sweetener of your choice)
⅓ cup fresh lime juice plus 1 sliced lime
1 to 2 cups of water
A few sprigs mint
Ice to taste
Place watermelon cubes in blender (in batches if they don’t fit in the blender all at once) and pulse until smooth.
Strain through a medium strainer into a large pitcher or bowl.
Stir in honey (or other sweetener of your choice), lime juice, and water.
Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.
Before serving add lime slices and mint.
Serve over ice!
One serving yields 51 calories, no fat, 14 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein.