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Cantaloupe and Hibiscus Agua Fresca

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup of dried jamaica (hibiscus flowers)
3
cups of water
1
medium cantaloupe, peeled and diced
Juice of 1 lime
Sugar or agave

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You may need to add a bit of water to get the blender going, add 1/2 cup at a time.

When the temperatures rise, you can be sure to find my fridge brimming with colorful pitchers of aguas frescas. These popular Mexican coolers are made with fresh fruit juice and served with plenty of ice. Perfect for a crowd or a picnic, aguas are easy to make. All is you need is a blender, fresh fruit, a bit of creativity and you are ready for summer. Jamaica (hibiscus flowers) is tart and tangy, but add fresh melon juice to the mix and you naturally sweeten your agua without relying on too much sugar.

Directions

  • 1 In a medium saucepan, add 1 1/2 cups of water and dried hibiscus flowers.
  • 2 Bring to a boil; remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes.
  • 3 Add the peeled and diced cantaloupe melon to a blender and blend until smooth (you may need to add a bit of water to get the blender going, add 1/2 cup at a time).
  • 4 Strain hibiscus flowers and add to a large pitcher with remaining 1 1/2 cups of water, melon juice and lime juice.
  • 5 Sweeten to taste with sugar or agave.
  • 6 Serve chilled.

When the temperatures rise, you can be sure to find my fridge brimming with colorful pitchers of aguas frescas. These popular Mexican coolers are made with fresh fruit juice and served with plenty of ice. Perfect for a crowd or a picnic, aguas are easy to make. All is you need is a blender, fresh fruit, a bit of creativity and you are ready for summer. Jamaica (hibiscus flowers) is tart and tangy, but add fresh melon juice to the mix and you naturally sweeten your agua without relying on too much sugar.

Rate and Comment

Vianney Rodriguez Vianney Rodriguez
September 14, 2015

When the temperatures rise, you can be sure to find my fridge brimming with colorful pitchers of aguas frescas. These popular Mexican coolers are made with fresh fruit juice and served with plenty of ice. Perfect for a crowd or a picnic, aguas are easy to make. All is you need is a blender, fresh fruit, a bit of creativity and you are ready for summer. Jamaica (hibiscus flowers) is tart and tangy, but add fresh melon juice to the mix and you naturally sweeten your agua without relying on too much sugar.