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Several different flavors of agua fresca.
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Agua Fresca Recipe (Several Flavors!)

Agua fresca is an easy, refreshing fruit drink made from fruit, water, lime juice and a little sweetener. Watch how I make it in the video above!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Agua Fresca, Agua Frescas, Aqua Fresca Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 4 cups chopped fruit
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or any sweetener of your choice
  • 1 lime juiced


  • Add the fruit, water, lime juice, and sweetener to a blender. Then puree until it's completely smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large pitcher. Taste test to see if you need to add anymore sweetness.
  • Serve immediately over ice, or place in the refrigerator to chill.



  • Watermelon doesn't usually need to be strained, but if you'd like to remove some of the froth and pulp from other fruits it's best to strain.
  • Some fruits are naturally sweeter than others, so I always recommend starting with less sweetener and adding more as desired.
  • Want to get creative? Make fruit blends or add herbs (fresh mint is great) or spices (fresh ginger is awesome with pineapple).
  • I love to store the agua fresca in these large juice jars.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg