Watermelon agua fresca is a very popular and refreshing Mexican drink made of watermelons as the main ingredient. It is more specifically known by the name agua de sandia & in this recipe we make watermelon mint agua fresca or agua de sandia with added fresh mint leaves, fresh lime juice & honey!
Homemade watermelon agua fresca or agua de sandia is super easy to make with very few ingredients!
This is kind of refreshing and juicy watermelon mint smoothie made of fresh watermelon and fresh mint leaves without any dairy like yogurt or milk.
This refreshing drink is perfect for hot summer months or anytime you have got letfover fresh watermelon slices & fresh mint leaves!
The combination of fresh watermelons and fresh mint leaves is classic and you can pair them to make salads, drinks & more.
What Is Mexican Agua Fresca Drink?
Agua fresca is a very popular drink from Mexica and Central America and it is usually made with fruits like melons, cantaloupe etc with added ice, lime juice etc which makes it a very refreshing and cooling drink, popular especially during the hot summer months.
The main ingredients of agua fresca is fruit, usually melons, pineapples, cucumbers etc or cantaloupes, lime, sugar and ice & the term agua fresca basically means fruit water.
In this recipe for watermelon agua fresca, I used honey instead of sugar, you may substitute honey with any other natural sweetener or you can use sugar if you wish, to keep the flavors more authentic.
As you can see, the ingredients are all very refreshing and cooling making agua fresca a very delicious, refreshing drink.
In fact, agua fresca is more like a fruit smoothie without dairy like yogurt or milk.
The texture of the drink is mostly like a light smoothie though it is much lighter in texture unlike smoothies which are usually thick.
It is more kind of a juice in texture so it kind of resembles both fruit juice and fruit smoothies.
It is basically made of fruits, ice, sugar and lime juice!
In this agua fresca, we use watermelon and we also add fresh mint leaves. So this is a watermelon mint agua fresca which is similar to a fresh watermelon mint juice smoothie without yogut or milk.
What is Agua De Sandia drink?
Watermelon agua fresca is also popularly known as Agua De Sandia (remember that all agua fresca is not made of watermelon while agua de sandia is always made of watermelons).
So, agua fresca made of watermelons is generally referred as Agua De Sandia!
Watermelon Cucumber Agua Fresca
Watermelon cucumber agua fresca is another popular variation from watermelon agua fresca.
When you make watermelon cucumber agua fresca, you also add cucumbers (peeled, seeds removed) to make the drink.
You may use the mint leaves or leave out the mint leaves as you like, though I recommend using it if you have fresh mint leaves and if you like the flavor of mint!
To make watermelon cucumber agua fresca, you can add about ½ of a medium sized cucumber in this recipe.
Just make sure to peel the cucumber, deseed and slice and add to the blender along with watermelon and other ingredients and blend until smooth.
Also, make sure to use lime juice and honey or sugar and ice cubes, just like we do in the watermelon agua fresca!
So let us see how to make homemade watermelon mint agua fresca or agua de sandia following this easy recipe.
How to make watermelon mint agua fresca/agua de sandia drink at home?
To make easy, delicious and refreshing watermelon mint agua fresca drink at home, we use the following ingredients.
ingredients to make watermelon mint agua fresca
watermelon sliced 2 cups
mint leaves 1 tablespoon (about 5 to 6 leaves)
lime juice 2 tablespoons
honey 2 tablespoons (or sugar, adjust to taste)
ice cubes 2 to 3 or as needed
for garnishing (optional)
fresh mint leaves 2 to 4
Step by step instructions
Add the sliced watermelon, mint leaves, lime juice and honey to a high power blender.
Blend until smooth!
Add ice cubes to serving glass cups and transfer the prepared watermelon mint juice to the glass cups.
Serve with added mint leaves for garnishing, if desired.
Make sure to enjoy the refreshing watermelon mint juice immediately for best results.
You may store in refrigerator for one to two days if needed. For longer storage, you may transfer the juice to ice cube trays and store in the freezer.
Below you can get the recipe for homemade Mexican watermelon mint agua fresca or agua de sandia in detail.
Mexican Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca (Agua De Sandia) With Lime Juice & Honey
- 2 cups watermelon sliced
- 1 tablespoon mint leaves (about 5 to 6 leaves)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons honey or sugar, adjust to taste
- 3 ice cubes 2 to 3 or as needed
for garnishing (optional)
- 2 fresh mint leaves
- Add the sliced watermelon, mint leaves, lime juice and honey to a high power blender.
- Blend until smooth!
- Add ice cubes to serving glass cups and transfer the prepared watermelon mint juice to the glass cups. Serve with added mint leaves for garnishing, if desired.
- Make sure to enjoy the refreshing watermelon mint juice immediately for best results. You may store in refrigerator for one to two days if needed. For longer storage, you may transfer the juice to ice cube trays and store in the freezer.