Mango Lime Agua Fresca

Last week when we got back from our annual Semana Santa camping trip, we came home with a ton of food because we ended up cutting our trip short by a whole day and a half. We brought home enough food that I didn't have to do my grocery shopping until the end of the week. Among the food we brought home that needed to be used up ASAP, were some very ripe mangos. Like too ripe to enjoy with salt, lime, and chile powder. So, we decided to make mango agua fresca.

It was a Sunday, so Hubby had time to lend me a hand in the kitchen. He peeled and cut the mangos, then pureed them in the blender with some water. All I had to do was add the sugar. But...when it came time to taste the agua fresca, I realized that one of the mangos was on the verge of spoiling. The good thing is that none of the mangos had actually spoiled. That would have been disastrous. To lighten that overly ripe mango taste, which can taste a little medicinal, I added a little fresh lime juice. (Lime juice is a great way to lighten strong flavors be it in an agua fresca or soup.) This resulted in a delicious and refreshing agua fresca, perfect for these it's-so-hot-it-feels-like-summer kind of days. My hubby loved this Mango Lime Agua Fresca so much he asked me to make it again for him this weekend, but with mangos that weren't so ripe.

Mango Lime Agua Fresca - lacocinadeleslie.com

Mango Lime Agua Fresca 
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Ingredients: 
  • 4 ripe mangos, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • Water
  • 8 limes, divided 
  • Sugar, to sweeten 

Directions:
In a blender puree the mango with 3 to 4 cups of water, depending on the size of your blender cup. Pour the mixture into a 1 gallon pitcher. Squeeze the juice of six limes into the pitcher. Add enough water to fill the pitcher. Sweeten with sugar. (I used 1 cup of sugar.) Slice the remaining two limes. Serve the Mango Lime Agua Fresca over ice and garnish with a lime slice. Enjoy!

Recipe yields 1 gallon

Agua Fresca de Mango y Limón - lacocinadeleslie.com

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