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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Makes: 12 to 16 servings Yield: 16 cups
Start to Finish 30 mins
Watermelon Agua Fresca
  • 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)

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 KitchenTo 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 108,
  • carb. (g) 28,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 25,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 729,
  • vit. C (mg) 16,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 2,
  • Potassium (mg) 166,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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