overhead shots of various brightly colored agua frescas

How to Make Agua Fresca

Learn how to make agua fresca, a simple, refreshing, non-alcoholic blended drink of fruit, lime, and water. They're great for Cinco de Mayo and warm summertime fun!

free from: gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, treenuts, peanuts

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 69 kcal


  • 1 cup fruit watermelon, strawberries, and cantaloupe work well
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lime juice juice from 1/2 a lime
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  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend on high for 60 seconds, or until all ingredients are fully pureed.

Recipe Notes

Agua Fresca can be served immediately over ice, or can be chilled in the refrigerator up to 72 hours. If you're making in advance, be sure to give it a good stir or shake before serving (there are no additives, so separation will occur!)

You can also choose to substitute coconut water for all or half of the water in the recipe to add additional subtle sweetness, flavor, and electrolytes. (Nutritional information may vary.)

Nutritional information will vary based on type of fruit used (this was calculated using a fresh fruit blend).

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.