Agua Fresca de Plátano (Banana Agua Fresca)

Agua (Fresca) de Plátano -

Bananas are one of my family's favorite fruits, that never last too long on the kitchen counter. But occasionally I'll have a couple of bananas that have gotten to ripe for my family's taste, and instead of letting them go to waste, I use them to make my hubby's favorite agua fresca: Agua de Plátano. It's creamy, delicious, and oh so refreshing!

Banana Agua Fresca -

Agua de Platano
(Banana Agua Fresca)

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3-inch)
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Granulated sugar (optional) 

Puree the bananas, cinnamon stick and 3 cups of the water in a blender until smooth.  Strain the puree into a 1-gallon pitcher.  Add the remaining water and sweetened condensed milk; stir until well combined. Sweeten with granulated sugar, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over ice.  Enjoy!

Receta en español 


  1. what kind of sauce could i eat those with? they look really good!

  2. When I was little, I liked to dip my banana fritters in Chocolate syrup. Now that I'm older, I love dipping them in warmed creamy peanut butter. My kids love sweetened condensed milk and cajeta.

  3. looks delicious! I will try to make that this week.

  4. I love that Agua de Platano! I assume it literally means Water from Banana!!

  5. Over ripe bananas also make a fast and easy ice cream. Toss the bananas, some sugar and cream or milk, blend up and freeze. I think you could just use your recipe for Agua de Platano and just process that in the machine too! I will try your recipe tonight!

  6. Bananas are amazing :).

    Great recipes!

  7. Oh my goodness these look good! Why have I never thought to fry bananas? They fry plantains all the time. WOuld be awesome with some vanilla ice cream and chocolate or caramel sauce!

  8. I love bananas! So I did a search for banana agua fresca and ended up here on your blog. I love tossing a ripe banana in the blender with 4 or 5 ice cubes and some milk. Ahhh. Refreshing!

  9. omg this agua fresca de platano reminded me of the ones me and my husband used to buy at rosarito baja california... they have a place were they sell aguas frescas and have lots of bananas hanging as decorations.. i really missed this since its been 4 years that i havent gone.. but now with this recipe i wont miss it anymore because i can make it myself.. and my son and daughter loved it...

  10. i've never had agau de platano mmm sounds really good!