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Papaya Agua Fresca

  • Prep 8 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

4
heaping cups of maradol papaya, diced
6
cups water, divided
1/2
cup sugar
1
lemon, juice

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

Knowing how to pick the papayas is important. Pick those with strong aroma and that indent a bit when pressure is applied with your finger.

Aguas frescas are a tradition in my family. They add color and freshness to our meals and they're a great way for children to eat fruits and vegetables. Normally the way we prepare aguas depends on seasonal fruits. Some of our favorites include pineapple, watermelon and cucumber, but we particularly like papaya agua fresca. This tropical fruit can be found almost year-round, but is particularly sweet and tender in the summer. The flavor of the papaya is a bit hard to explain, but it is sweet and refreshing and its consistency is like silk. Add a little lemon juice to give it the perfect balance. Try it!

Directions

  • 1 Empty the papaya, two cups of water and sugar into a blender and mix until the papaya is dissolved and you have a thick, silky mixture. Empty into a pitcher then add the other four cups of water, lemon juice and stir.
  • 2 Serve with ice or put it in the refrigerator for a few hours to cool.

Aguas frescas are a tradition in my family. They add color and freshness to our meals and they're a great way for children to eat fruits and vegetables. Normally the way we prepare aguas depends on seasonal fruits. Some of our favorites include pineapple, watermelon and cucumber, but we particularly like papaya agua fresca. This tropical fruit can be found almost year-round, but is particularly sweet and tender in the summer. The flavor of the papaya is a bit hard to explain, but it is sweet and refreshing and its consistency is like silk. Add a little lemon juice to give it the perfect balance. Try it!

Rate and Comment

Silvia Martinez Silvia Martinez
September 10, 2015

Aguas frescas are a tradition in my family. They add color and freshness to our meals and they're a great way for children to eat fruits and vegetables. Normally the way we prepare aguas depends on seasonal fruits. Some of our favorites include pineapple, watermelon and cucumber, but we particularly like papaya agua fresca. This tropical fruit can be found almost year-round, but is particularly sweet and tender in the summer. The flavor of the papaya is a bit hard to explain, but it is sweet and refreshing and its consistency is like silk. Add a little lemon juice to give it the perfect balance. Try it!