April 8, 2011

Agua de Melon (Cantaloupe Water)

It's beginning to look a lot like summer here in Texas. We already began turning our air conditioner on, our grass is going from brown to green and our tree is starting to fill up with new leaves.
I love this time of year and since Cantaloupes are on sale at HEB, what better way to kick off Spring/Summer than by making some aguas frescas. In our house we hardly drink sodas, I almost always make lemonade for us to drink with our dinner and when summer comes around we drink lots of aguas frescas from melon (cantaloupe), sandia (watermelon) and even pepino (cucumber). They are very simple and easy to make. All you need is your choice of fruit, sugar, water and ice.


You can see mine has a lot of pulp (just the way I like it), but you can easily scoop yours out with a spoon or use a strainer if you don't like too much pulp.

For this Agua de Melon recipe you will need:

- 1/2 a Cantaloupe (if you are making a gallon use a whole one)
- 3 spoonfulls of Sugar ( if you are making a gallon use 6) 
-Water & Ice

First you scoop out your seeds and cut your melon into pieces. Put your melon pieces in your blender, add 3 spoons of sugar (using a cooking spoon, not an eating spoon) and add enough water to be able to blend in your blender. 


Blend well and add your blended mixture into your pitcher and add more water to until your pitcher is full. If you don't like pulp you can scoop out or strain out. Mix and serve in a glass with Ice! Enjoy! 
It's simple and refreshing, my kids love this! 


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4 comments:

  1. What a great blog! I'm happy to have found it and I'm gonna be a new follower. Stop by sometime for a visit.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  2. Sounds very refreshing on a hot summer day!

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  3. oooh yummy! I will have to try this. I think your blog is great which is why I have given you the versatile blogger award. hopefully you haven't already recieved it before.

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    kathryn

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  4. Great idea!! I love juices and this one will be no exception!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

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