Looking for a refreshing drink? Try this melon agua fresca! It’s easy to make and filled with fruity flavor.

melon agua fresca in glasses

What is Agua Fresca?

Agua fresca literally translates to “fresh water” or “cool water” in Spanish. It’s a popular drink in Mexico made by blending fruit, water, and sometimes a little sugar. It’s typically served over ice.

What is the Best Fruit for Agua Fresca?

For this particular recipe, I used cantaloupe but you can use any type of melon! It’s delicious with watermelon or honeydew as well. I’m not usually a big fan of cantaloupe, but I love it blended into this drink! It’s a great way to use up extra fruit.

Of course, there are tons of variations of agua fresca. It’s often made with whatever fruit is available in season.

melon agua fresca in a glass

Agua Fresca Ingredients

To make agua fresca, you’ll need:

  • Melon – I used cantaloupe but you can use any type of melon
  • Sugar – Feel free to use a different type of sweetener if you prefer
  • Lime juice- Freshly squeezed or bottled is fine
  • Ice- optional, depending if you want to serve it chilled or on ice

Does Agua Fresca contain alcohol?

Nope! This drink isn’t made with any alcohol. The purpose of this drink is to keep you hydrated and refreshed, especially in hot weather!

How to Make Melon Agua Fresca

To make melon agua fresca, start by chopping your melon into 1″ pieces, removing the rind and the seeds. You can use cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon. I used cantaloupe for this version!

chopped cantaloupe in a bowl

Add the melon, lime juice, sugar, and water into a blender and blend until smooth.

fruit and water in a blender

Serve chilled or serve over ice!

agua fresca in a pitcher

Substitution Ideas

  • I used cantaloupe melon but any melon would work well for this recipe.
  • You can also omit the ice and serve it chilled from the refrigerator.
  • If you prefer, you could sweeten this drink with stevia or monk fruit sweetener to lower the sugar.
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agua fresca

Melon Agua Fresca

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Drink

Description

Looking for a refreshing drink? Try this melon agua fresca! It’s easy to make and filled with fruity flavor.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups melon, diced
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients except for the ice into the glass of a blender and pulse until well incorporated, around 3 minutes.
  2. Pour into a pitcher and fill with ice.

Notes

I used cantaloupe melon but any melon would work well for this recipe.

Keywords: melon agua fresca

Looking for more ways to use melon? Here are a few more refreshing recipes!

Watermelon Mojito Smoothie

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Easy Honeydew Sorbet

honeydew sorbet

What’s your favorite summer drink?