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Cantaloupe agua fresca

Cantaloupe agua fresca is easy to make and makes a wonderfully refreshing anytime drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 1 lb cantaloupe 450g, approx ½ a melon
  • 1 cup water 240ml
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ice, mint to serve


  • Remove the skin and seeds from the cantaloupe and dice the flesh. Put in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the puree through a very fine strainer or cheesecloth so that you get a nice clear juice. You should get around 1 ½ cups/360ml. Mix this with the water and lime juice. You can add a little sugar if you like but I don't think it's really needed if your cantaloupe is ripe. 
  • Serve over ice with a little mint as garnish.


Some agua frescas have a higher proportion of water but to me, this works well - if you want to dilute more, you can. Also, if your melon is not that ripe or sweet, you may want to sweeten slightly.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3835IU | Vitamin C: 42.7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg