Agua de Guayaba (Guava Agua Fresca)

Aguas Frescas are a refreshing beverage traditionally served at lunch or dinner. But did you know that Aguas Frescas can also be served at breakfast? One of my favorite aguas frescas to serve with our morning meal is Agua de Guayaba (Guava). The distinct flavor of the guavas wakes you right up. And guavas are an excellent source of vitamic C.  Talk about a great way to start the day!

Agua Fresca de Guayaba -

Not only are guavas good for you, but they're also incredibly fragrant. As soon as you leave them on your kitchen counter, your whole house starts to smell like guavas. Guavas are the best all-natural air freshener out there. And in case I haven't mentioned it, guavas are delicious and sweet, as is this Guava Agua Fresca.

Guava Agua Fresca -

Agua de Guayaba

  • 8 fresh guavas, cut in quarters 
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick 
  • Granulated sugar (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)

Puree the guavas and cinnamon stick with 3 to 4 cups of water until smooth. Strain puree into a 2-quart pitcher. Pour in the remaining water; sweeten with granulated sugar to taste. Stir to dissolve sugar completely. Serve with ice. Enjoy!



  1. Como extraño el agua de guayaba, en mi casa en México tenemos un huerto con muchos arboles frutales, así que no tenia ni que comprar para disfrutar de tan deliciosas frutas, me fascina la guayaba. Con esta receta me trajiste muy buenos recuerdos =)

  2. I can only find fresh guayaba for a limited period at our Mexican markets every year.  Hubby loves it, though...and we make this when we can get it.  Makes me wish I had a refreshing glass now!

  3. Hi Leslie, 

    I love your blog with so many yummy, authentic Mexican treats! Thanks so much for sharing and I really hope you'll check out my blog on Mexican food recipes too: Stop by and get inspired! Have a great day, Maria

  4. Yvette ~ Muy Bueno CookbookJuly 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    YUM! I just bought some guayabas at our local market and look forward to making agua de guayaba. This would be a GREAT paleta too. YUM!

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, Maria!  I look forward to visiting your website. :)  

  6.  Ooohhh!  Paletas de Guayaba are so delicious and this recipe works really well for paletas.  Of course, when I'm making paletas, I don't strain the pulp or the seeds.  :)