Agua de Melon

Melon Water

Agua de Melon or “melon water” is one of the many delicious aguas frescas served throughout Mexico. It’s a simple blend of ripe cantaloupe, or the melon of your choice, water, and sugar served chilled.

Glass of Agua de Melon

Aguas frescas are delicious, healthier alternatives to sodas.

How to Make

Start by gathering your ingredients:

  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 very ripe cantaloupe or you favorite melon
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Choosing the Melon

You want to choose very ripe melon for the sweetest most fruit forward drink. Ripe melons have a noticeable fruit aroma. They will also give when pressed gently with you thumb.

Ingredients to Make Agua de Melon

Slice the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Reserve the other half of the melon.

Seeds Removed from Cantaloupe

Remove the rind and cut your melon into 1″ chunks.

Chopped Cantaloupe on Cutting Board

Blend the melon with 1 quart of water, 1/2 cup of sugar, and serve over ice. You don’t need to strain the drink.

Preparation couldn’t be easier.

Provecho!

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Agua de Melon Recipe

Agua de Melon or "melon water," a simple blend of ripe cantaloupe, or the melon of your choice, water, and sugar served chilled. One of the many delicious aguas frescas served throughout Mexico.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Agua de Melon Recipe, Agua Fresca Recipe, Melon Water Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 2 16 oz. drinks
Calories 240kcal
Author Douglas Cullen

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen knife
  • Blender
  • Two 16 oz. glasses

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cantaloupe or your favorite melon
  • 32 ozs. water 1 quart
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Slice the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Reserve the remaining half of the melon.
  • Remove the rind and cut your melon into 1" chunks.
  • Blend the melon with 1 quart of water, 1/2 cup of sugar, and serve over ice.

Notes

  • Reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup for a less sweet drink.
  • Strain for a smoother drink.

Nutrition

Serving: 16ozs. | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 4667IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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