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Watermelon Agua Fresca

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In Spanish, “agua fresca” means “fresh” or “cool water.” Made from a blend of water, sugar, and fresh fruit or cereals, agua fresca drinks are very popular in Mexico and come in a range of flavors. 

This simple Watermelon Agua Fresca recipe requires only three ingredients. Juicy watermelon, tangy lime, and sweet sugar make a thrilling and refreshing combination in this easy kid-pleaser.

Watermelon Agua Fresca Directions

hands-on time:10 minutes

• knife
• chopping board
• blender

start-to-eat time:10 minutes

kids kitchen skills:
• blending
• garnishing
• removing seeds

note Grown-up steps and notes


• 1 quarter cut or 1 mini watermelon (4 cups diced)
• 1 lime
• 2 tablespoons sugar


1. Cut off rind and de-seed watermelon then place chunks in a blender.
2. Add the juice of 1 lime and sugar.
3. Blend for 1 minute until smooth.
4. Serve over ice and garnish with orange or lime!