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As the temperatures rise and the summer sun remains high in the sky, there’s nothing like a refreshing Cantaloupe Agua Fresca! Perfumed with mint, naturally sweetened with honey, and served on the rocks, this simple summer refresher is a quick and fancy step-up from a regular bowl of fruit! It's is a refreshing drink, super popular in Mexico and Central America and has virtually endless flavor combos you can try!

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

As the temperatures rise and the summer sun remains high in the sky, there’s nothing like a refreshing Cantaloupe Agua Fresca! Perfumed with mint, naturally sweetened with honey, and served on the rocks, this simple summer refresher is a quick and fancy step-up from a regular bowl of fruit! It's is a refreshing drink, super popular in Mexico and Central America and has virtually endless flavor combos you can try!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fruits
Custom Category Drinks
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 24 kcal
Author Nidhi Bothra

Ingredients

  • 1 cantaloupe , ripe, deseeded and chopped
  • 3 cups water or coconut water, as needed
  • honey , to taste, based on cantaloupe sweetness
  • lemon , to taste, based on cantaloupe sourness
  • 3 tbsp basil seeds (sabja seeds) , soaked in 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10-15 mint leaves , fresh, more for garnish
  • carbonated water or soda , optional

Instructions

  1. Blend the cantaloupe with 1 cup of water/coconut water until it becomes a very fine mixture. Strain it and transfer to another bowl.

  2. Add more water/coconut water until it reaches your desired consistency. Mix in the fresh lemon juice, honey, and salt until evenly mixed. Also rub the mint leaves between your hands to release the essential oils and gently mix into the liquid. Chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

  3. To serve, add ice into a glass and fill 2/3 of the way with the cantaloupe agua fresca. Stir in a small spoon of the basil seeds, add a sprig of mint and enjoy the natural falvors! If you want to serve it at a party or would simple like some more fizz, top the glass off with some carbonated water, soda or sprite.

Nutrition Facts
Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 24 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2387IU48%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.