Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

Nothing beats a cool, refreshing drink on a hot summer day. This refreshing watermelon basil agua fresca is a light and healthy drink to prepare for the kids, as opposed to offering sugar-laden fruit juices. It’s packed with fresh, sweet watermelon, earthy basil, and naturally sweetened with raw honey.

Watermelon Basil Aqua Fresca

I recently came across THIS fellow mom blogger’s post  and was intrigued by her recipe, and not to mention her mouthwatering-worthy pics! Lucky me we had scores of fresh, homegrown watermelon in our garden to choose from to prepare this healthy fruit drink for my own family.

Watermelon Basil Aqua Fresca

Agua fresca (fresh water) is a Latin American drink made with water, a small amount of sweetener, and fresh fruit. Some common ingredients used to prepare this refreshing drink include; cantaloupe, mango, guava, lemon or lime juice, and fresh herbs such as mint….or in this case, fresh basil from our garden.

Watermelon Basil Aqua Fresca

Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

2014-07-28
: About 6 cups
: 5 min

Nothing beats a cool, refreshing drink on a hot summer day. This refreshing watermelon basil agua fresca is a light and healthy drink to prepare for the kids, as opposed to offering sugar-laden fruit juices. It’s packed with fresh, sweet watermelon, earthy basil, and naturally sweetened with raw honey. I recently came across THIS fellow mom blogger’s post  and …

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Ingredients
    1/2 medium watermelon (about 6 cups), chopped into 4-5 inch cubes
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 tbs. raw honey
  • 1 tbs. fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 large basil leaf or fresh mint, finely minced
Directions

Blend the watermelon pieces in a large blender until smooth. Pour the watermelon pulp into a fine mesh sieve or colander to strain. Discard the seeds and return the watermelon to the blender.

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Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Watermelon Basil Aqua Fresca

Serve immediately or chilled.

Watermelon Basil Aqua Fresca

36 thoughts on “Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca”

  • How refreshingly delicious does this drink look, never made or even had one like this before. I might just need to copy the recipe.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms 4 years ago

    Ooooo this sounds pretty unique and tasty!!! Watermelon is one of my favorite summer treats, so I will definitely have to pin this!

  • This drink sounds interesting. I enjoy watermelon pieces, so I think I’d like this.

  • Tyra 4 years ago

    As soon as I clicked on this my mouth dropped and I almost started drooling LOL. This looks so refreshing. I never know watermelon drinks so this is perfect, thanks!

  • michele d 4 years ago

    Oh, looks so refreshing! I would definitely make this. Thank you for your recipe. Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Victoria Armijo 4 years ago

    I’m not the biggest watermelon fan, but this looks so refreshing! Going to have to try this recipe for summer!

  • Amby Felix 4 years ago

    I know my way around agua frescas. My childhood!!! I would LOVE to try a sandia one with basil since they pair well together.

  • How healthy and refreshing does this look! I love watermelon and reckon it is the best summer fruit ever!

  • This looks and sounds delicious. My son is obsessed with Watermelons so I bet I could get him to drink this!

  • Jennifer Juro 4 years ago

    This sounds delicious!! We are so excited for watermelons to be back in season again.

  • Tanj from A Travelogue 4 years ago

    This looks so good! Nothing wrong with watermelon. Very refreshing! The ingredients are easy to find and the recipe is easy to do! Thanks for sharing!

  • Mary Madalene 4 years ago

    I know a few vegan friends who would love to try this. My 8 year old would love it too! Easy to make and Easy to disappear.

  • Alanna Wong 4 years ago

    Wow! This sounds delicious! I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Fi Ni Neachtain 4 years ago

    This would be so refreshing on the warm summer days. I’d love to make some of this for myself to enjoy 🙂

  • Oh wow, that would be so, so refreshing in the sun. I’d really like to make some of this soon.

  • Michele 4 years ago

    This sounds delicious! I am really going to have to try this one.

  • Christy Maurer 4 years ago

    I am definitely going to try this! I love watermelon! I’m not sure I would do the basil, but mint would be awesome in it!

  • Oh my goodness, I’ve been so bad about blogging lately, I almost totally missed this! I love, love that you added basil, stepping it up girl! Nice job!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 4 years ago

      Lol, thanks! I think mint would have been more ideal (for the general public) but I’m a huge fan of basil so it worked for me! Thanks for the inspiration 😉

  • monica 4 years ago

    Yum! I’m obsessed! This looks amazing! and look at that cute little one. Love your photos too.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 4 years ago

      The kids were SO excited about this…can you tell?! lol!

  • mail4rosey 4 years ago

    I’m not sure I’ve ever had raw honey. I’d like to give it a try though. The drink sounds tasty.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 4 years ago

      It’s so much better than the processed stuff you find in grocery stores! We have a ton of raw honey here…how amazing is it that our family members make it and we get to grab a fresh jar when we need it?!

  • Looks so delicious. I am definitely going to try that later this week.

    Your sous chef is adorable. 🙂

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 4 years ago

      It’s so easy to make…it’s basically watermelon juice! I’m going to try it with peaches and mangoes the next time I make it!

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