This agua fresca is probably the easiest one to make and it literally only needs two ingredients, watermelon and sugar! During summer watermelons are in peak season, so you are more likely to see an abundance of the fruit in your grocery store and they are more likely to be extra sweet and ripe. It’s best to use a seedless watermelon to avoid the hassle to scooping out seeds and if you happen to have a watermelon that is not too sweet you might want to add more sugar, about 2-3 tablespoons at a time. If you love eating watermelon this is the perfect summer drink!
Yields: 2 Liters Total Time: 15 minutes
- 12-16 cups Watermelon (peeled and cubed) (about 1/2 a large watermelon)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
Peel and cut watermelon into cubes. and add to a blender.
*side note: I made 2 liters of the watermelon water in two batches!
Blend on high speed for about 2 minutes or until the watermelon is smooth.
Slowly pour over a strainer into a pitcher.
*If you do not want any watermelon pulp whatsoever, strain one more time through a fine meshed strainer.
Add sugar and mix well until dissolved.
At this point taste test the watermelon water and add more sugar if needed.
Add ice if serving immediately or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!