Minty Melon Agua Fresca

Minty Melon Agua Fresca

Published January 31, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 20 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 0 min


Agua frescas are a great way to cool down when the summer's heat is at it's peak. Any kind of melon you can find will work as long as they're really ripe.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 cups
Calories per serving: 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 39.0g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 35.0g
Protein 1.8g 3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 large cantaloupe or honeydew melons
  • 5 limes
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 springs mint
  • Ice cubes

Step by Step:

  1. Cut melons in half, remove seeds and rind and cut into chunks. Process melon, in batches, in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour into a large bowl or pitcher. Cut limes in half and squeeze juice into melon mixture. Add 6 cups of water and half the sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Taste to determine if you need to add additional water or sugar.
  2. Add mint sprigs and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Add ice and serve.