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.

Hands-on time:

10 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

10 minutes


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

Kids kitchen skills:

  • blending
  • garnishing
  • removing seeds


  • knife
  • chopping board
  • blender


Grown-up steps
  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!

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