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Banana Agua Fresca (Agua de Platano)

 

Banana agua fesca or agua de platano is one of the most delicious beverages ever.

If you like banana smoothies then you will surely like this agua fresca.

There’s nothing better than this on a hot summer day.

Plus kids love it too!

Bananas aren’t a favorite of mine.

I think they shine best in smoothies, shakes and other kinds of beverages.

One of my favorites is licuado de platano or banana milkshake.

You have to give it a try!

I usually prefer fruits that are juicy like mangoes and watermelon.

The texture of bananas is not particularly pleasant for me and I know I’m not alone on that.

But let me tell you bananas are absolutely magnificent in an agua fresca.

It becomes refreshing and you don’t have to deal with that awful texture.

Banana agua fresca or agua de platano is one of the most delicious beverages you will ever try. It's perfect during the hot summer months and kids love it!

This banana agua fresca is very simple to make.

It’s an excellent way to use up ripe bananas before they go bad.

We always seem to have bananas just on the verge of rotting.

I hate throwing food away so I usually slice them up and freeze them to use for smoothies later.

However this is currently my favorite use for bananas.

The only downside to banana agua fresca is that you have to drink it the same day it’s made.

Just like when making banana smoothies it will eventually turn brown.

But we usually drink it up way before it has a chance to turn brown.

Banana agua fresca or agua de platano is one of the most delicious beverages you will ever try. It's perfect during the hot summer months and kids love it!

You may not have to add any sugar to the agua depending on how ripe the bananas are.

However I always do add a little sugar.

I like mine sweet especially because I like to serve mine over ice so it tends to become a little diluted if I don’t drink it fast enough.

If there’s one agua fresca that you try from my blog make it this one.

I think this is one that the whole family will enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Banana agua fresca or agua de platano is one of the most delicious beverages you will ever try. It's perfect during the hot summer months and kids love it!
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Banana Agua Fresca (Agua de Platano)

banana agua fresca

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 132 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas peeled and sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Put the sliced bananas, cinnamon stick, and 4 cups of water in a blender and blend for 1 minute.
  2. Strain the banana mixture into a pitcher.
  3. Add remaining 2 cups of water, milk, and vanilla. stir.
  4. Taste and add sugar to taste.
  5. Chill or serve over ice.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Agua Fresca (Agua de Platano)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Banana agua fresca or agua de platano is one of the most delicious beverages you will ever try. It's perfect during the hot summer months and kids love it!

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Greg Gonzalez

Saturday 21st of August 2021

Sorry I meant water and milk ratio prior to blend and after blend

Carissa

Saturday 21st of August 2021

Hi Greg, I'm so glad you enjoyed the strawberry agua fresca. So with the banana agua fresca there is 6 cups total of water. Add 4 of those cups to the blender with the banana and cinnamon stick. Then after straining the banana mixture into a pitcher go ahead and add the remaining 2 cups of water to the pitcher. Add the milk and vanilla and sugar to taste and stir. Now if you want a creamy agua fresca I suggest swapping 1 cup of milk for a can of evaporated milk. Also instead of sugar do sweetened condensed milk. You'll get a creamy banana agua fresca. But of course its up to you! I hope you enjoy it.

Greg Gonzalez

Saturday 21st of August 2021

I used your strawberry agua fresca and it was bomb. I want to try this recipe but I’m confused on the amount of water prior and after blend. Also the previous recipe had a video and not this one. I used both the instructions and video to help me out. Thank you

Toni

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

I made this but used cinnamon powder instead of my cinnamon stick. I used way too much powder. It still taste good but you can definitely taste the cinnamon(the cinnamon ALMOST overpowers the banana taste). It is kinda thick which I like. I only gave 4 stars because I don't know how it will come out when I go buy the cinnamon stick. I will definitely post when I follow the recipe states

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Kelly

Thursday 16th of August 2018

So, you just grind up a cinnamon stick? Could I use powdered instead? And if so, how much powder? Thanks! Sounds like a great recipe; can't wait to try!

Carissa

Friday 17th of August 2018

Hi Kelly! Yes, but you will need to use ceylon cinnamon. You can get this kind of cinnamon at most Mexican markets. It is much different then the cinnamon most of us use in the U.S. Ceylon cinnamon can easily be broken up with your hands or a blender. If you prefer you can definitely use ground cinnamon. I would suggest half a teaspoon. I really hope you enjoy it!

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