Thursday, August 26, 2010

Agua de Sandia

Nothing says summer to me like a big slice of watermelon.  It's cool, refreshing and delicious.  Hubby and the kiddies love to eat it with salt, lime and hot sauce.  But I prefer a tall glass of sweet Agua de Sandia.  It's perfect for those hot, summer days.

Agua de Sandia

3 to 4 cups watermelon, cut in large chunks
4 cups water
1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar

Fill a blender cup with watermelon.  Add the 4 cups of water.  Puree until smooth.

Strain the pureed mixture into a 2 quart pitcher.

Add enough water to fill the pitcher.  Sweeten with sugar.  (I used 1/2 cup, but you could use more or less.)

Serve with lots of ice or refrigerate until ready to serve.




  1. I made a quick version last week to help with the heat and boy did it help ... hot sauce on watermelon?

  2. At my house, we do Tajin, lime, and chamoy on watermelon. It's delicious!

  3. great idea! we are going through at least 1 melon per week and it is getting boring. This is a good alternative.

  4. This looks very refreshing, I have half of a watermelon in the fridge, let me go do some "agua de sandia".

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Hola from Dominican Republic,


  5. Ah yes, my hubby likes to make this every summer. Delicious, especially if you add a little squeeze of limon. I have to add that to all my refreshing drinks. I'm glad to have found your blog today. Since my husband was born and raised in Acapulco, Mexico, a large part of our meals are homemade Mexican. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. =) SO, I just tried this, and was super pleased how it turned out! Thanks for the inspiration! and easy to follow directions w/ pics

  7. This sounds really good, too!

  8.  Mmm...I've always wondered how this was made.  I can't wait to try it!  I'm posting a link on my FB Fan page!


  9. I really enjoy your blog!! I was mentioning to my co-worker that one of things I miss most about Mexico are delicious aguas frescas!! Yum.

  10. yum! this was delicious! and now I have the technique to make all kinds of aguas frescas. thanks!



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