Posted at 6:19 pm
This is a favorite in my parent’s home because agua de melon is so smooth and subtlety sweet. Like most aguas, this one requires three ingredients, cantaloupe, sugar and water…oh and we can’t forget the ice! This is actually one of my sister’s favorite agua fresca (this one is for you Nani!) and recently became my son’s favorite too which was great. You can definitely make this ahead of time and refrigerate to keep it cold and refreshing or blend it up when you have extra cantaloupe around and have no clue what else to do with it!
Posted at 5:59 pm
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!
Posted at 9:22 pm
You guys! Finally…kids are out of school for the summer break! I’m so ready for my kids sleeping in, all the water activities, long and fun summer days! In honor of Summer and the holiday breaks I am doing my first Summer Blog Special…Aguas Frescas! I will be posting during the summer holiday an agua fresca recipe a week that you can make and sip during these hot days!
Aguas Frescas translates to Cool or Refreshing Waters. They are delicious drinks common throughout Mexico and some Latin American countries. Like any other recipe, everyone has their own method and ingredients but I can assure you that for the most part it consists of water, sugar and the main ingredient such as fruit, vegetable or grain. Agua de Limón is my absolute favorite drink! It is beyond refreshing, sweet and with a hit of tartness. Normally I eyeball everything when I make it, but I will admit that it took me a couple of tries to get the lime juice to sugar ratio just right..but I did it! Well at least for my own taste buds!
I do want to remind everyone who does happen to try them out, feel free to adjust the drinks to your taste. If you like it sweeter add more sugar, if you need more flavor add more of the main ingredient. However this is a good base to start off and you can work it to what you and your family would love, but lets be real…this is already a great tasting drink.
Enjoy this summer blog special my friends!☺