This Agua De Sandia (Watermelon Water) is fresh, sweet, zesty and SO refreshing! Delicious for sharing at a gathering or enjoy while reading your favorite book! It’s easily made into an adult beverage to share with friends.
The taste of summer in a refreshing drink; Watermelon Water! This Agua Fresca is easy to whip up and share. Make a large pitcher and have ready for your convenience!
There's no doubt that Agua Frescas are Mexico's favorite drinks. You can find them in every restaurant, mercados & even street vendors. I'm so happy their popularity is increasing in the U.S. as well!
In this post you’ll find:
Find in season watermelon, organic and seedless if possible. This makes it easier to deal with prior to blending. But don't worry if you just have one with seeds (like I do here), there is an easy work around that.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 8 cups diced fresh watermelon seedless or with seeds.
- 2 cups water - I keep the water at minimum since watermelon is mostly water already. Plus if you dilute it too much then you have to compensate the loss of flavor with sugar. By keeping the juice with mostly watermelon, you keep the calories down!
- ½ cup sugar.
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about half of a large lime).
How To Make Watermelon Water
In a blender add 4 cups of the watermelon chunks with 1 cup of water. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth. Transfer drink to a pitcher.
If the watermelon has seeds, pass the juice thru a fine mesh strainer to remove the blended seeds.
- Repeat process with remaining watermelon.
- Add the ½ cup sugar and lime juice to the pitcher. Mix well and taste for sweetness. Add more sugar to taste.
Pour into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh watermelon (optional).
Cover pitcher with a lid or plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator until ready to drink. Before serving, give it a swirl with a large spoon to mix again as the watermelon separates from the water when sitting in the pitcher.
A Few Watermelon Water Notes:
- For the best Agua Fresca De Sandia of your life, look for a ripe watermelon, that's fresh when in season! The texture and flavor are worth the effort.
- If you have leftover Watermelon Water, turn it into popsicles! It's a great way to enjoy if afterwards.
- For an extra frosty drink, freeze the watermelon chunks before blending.
- Because the sweetness of watermelon varies, taste before adding more sugar to your homemade drink, and adjust to taste.
- Make it an adult beverage! Add your favorite mix and enjoy.
Easy Agua De Sandia (Watermelon Water)
- 8 cups diced fresh watermelon seedless or with seeds
- 2 cups water * see recipe notes
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about half of a large lime)
- Note: If the watermelon has seeds, pass the juice thru fine mesh strainer to remove the blended seeds.
- Repeat process with remaining watermelon.
- Add the ½ cup sugar and lime juice to the pitcher. Mix well and taste for sweetness. Add more sugar according to taste.
- Pour into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh watermelon (optional). This drink is best if consumed within 1 to 2 days max.
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Mexico Watermelon Memories
My dad grew watermelons in his campo (farm fields) a couple of times and I loved going to see their progress each weekend. Sometimes I would sneak in the back of his car since I just loved going to see the crops (baby watermelons are the cutest!)
I don't remember him ever getting upset from surprising him with me hiding in his car. I think he liked it!
Growing up in Ciudad Obregon, which is known for having some of the best farm fields in America (a huge importer of vegetables and fruit to the U.S), meant that we always had the freshest produce around us at all times.
One of the most beautiful sights is seeing the farmers selling fruit from the back of their trucks on the side of the roads. Buying fruits and veggies was almost a must for us since that was our way of supporting the humble Mexican farmers.
Oh how I miss those days!