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Melon And Pineapple Agua Fresca

Melon And Pineapple Agua Fresca

Fresh fruit of the day, a bit of sugar, and water - that’s it!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings


  • 1 cantaloupe, halved, seeded, peeled, and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar, to taste
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple (small dice)
  • Ice cubes, for serving


  • Combine the cantaloupe and sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer the puree to a 3-quart pitcher, and add the water and pineapple. Stir well to combine, making sure that the sugar has completely dissolved. Serve in tall glasses filled with ice.