Watermelon Agua Fresca

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Yields: 16 cups
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
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Watermelon Agua Fresca
Ingredients
10
cups peeled watermelon chunks, from about 2 melons
1
cup fresh lime juice
1
cup sugar
8
cups water
 
Ice cubes
 
Fresh watermelon or lime wedges and/or orange peel twists* (optional)
Directions
  1. Add the melon in batches to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides. Add the lime juice and sugar and process again.
  2. Pour the melon mixture into a large serving container. Add the water and desired amount of ice; mix well. Add additional ice as needed. Serve in small cocktail glasses. Garnish, if desired, with watermelon or lime wedges and/or orange peel twists.
From the Test Kitchen
To make orange peel twists:

Use a vegetable peeler to remove a 4- to 5-inch strip of peel from an orange (avoid getting any of the white pith). Tie strip into a knot.

Nutrition Facts (Watermelon Agua Fresca)
    Per serving:
  • 108 kcal cal.,
  • 2 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 25 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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