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Cantaloupe and Hibiscus Agua Fresca

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Cantaloupe and Hibiscus Agua Fresca
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 6
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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.

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

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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • 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.
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