Watermelon RecipesRecipes

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Created by The Culinary Institute of America as an industry Service to the Watermelon Board.

 Ingredients
  • 8 cups watermelon, seeded, cut into large chunks, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 cups club soda or seltzer water, chilled
  • lime slices as needed
  • watermelon, small wedges, sliced as needed
 Instructions

1. Place the watermelon, water, and sugar in a blender, and purée. Poor through a coarse strainer into a large container.
2. Stir in the lime juice, and refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.
3. To serve, stir in the seltzer water and watermelon cubes, and garnish with lime slices and watermelon wedges.

Note: This Watermelon Agua Fresca is delicious on its own and also pairs well with either rum or tequila to make a tasty watermelon cocktail.

 Servings

Makes 2 quarts

 Recipe Video
Stay on top of what's happening with watermelon.

Sign up here to receive What About Watermelon? monthly news.

For Watermelon Industry news, please sign up for the Watermelon Update.

Watermelon Board

Representing 1,500 watermelon growers, shippers and importers nationwide, our goal is to promote the nutritional, culinary and convenience benefits of watermelon.
#watermeloneveryday

Festivals

Enjoy the sweet taste at a watermelon festival.

Find One

Whole Watermelon

Use the whole watermelon – flesh, juice and rind.

See How