Refreshing Cucumber Agua Fresca

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Makes 1 quart

This recipe can be used as a prototype for all aguas frescas. Here it is made with cucumber as the main ingredient, but any number of fruit could be substituted for the cucumber, including watermelon, cantaloupe (rockmelon), papaya (paw paw), strawberry or mango. Adjust the sugar and lime according to your taste, and the amount of water you add according to how strong you like the flavor.


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon or 1/2 lime, or to taste


Place the cucumber in a blender, and puree with all of the remaining ingredients until completely smooth.

Serve immediately, garnished with cucumber and lime.

Serving Size = 1 cup

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 904

nutrition information per serving

57 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 2mg sodium; 15g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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