Agua de Fresa
Agua de fresa is spanish for strawberry water. It is a type of agua fresca which are very popular through out Mexico. These beverages can be made from fruits, rice and even flowers.
Agua de fresa is the perfect drink to enjoy during the hot summer months as it is refreshing and delicious. Today, I’m going to tell you how to make it. It’s so incredibly easy I just know you’re going to love it!
This drink is a great way to use up strawberries before they go bad and it taste so much better than any bottled juice I’ve ever had. In my recipe I used 3 cups of chopped strawberries. Make sure to cut the green tops off. I put the strawberries and two cups of water in a blender and blended for about 2 minutes. Then I poured the mixture into a pitcher and added 5 more cups of water and 1 1/2 cups of sugar and stirred everything together really well.
It’s really that simple! I’m actually inspired now to completely stop buying bottled juices. I love agua frescas because they are a great and delicious way to consume more fresh fruits. I would have loved this as a kid instead we grew up on bottled sugary drinks that don’t even taste half as good as this agua de fresa. The good thing about home made agua frescas is that you can control how much sugar goes into it. You could definitely decrease the amount of sugar in this recipe if you like. I like it sweet because I serve mine over ice and if you don’t drink it fast enough it can get a little watered down.
If you haven’t already tried my agua de horchata recipe you really should. I think you all would really like it as well. What is your favorite agua fresca? I’m always looking for new aguas to try. Check back soon! I plan to add more agua fresca recipes before summer arrives!
How to Make Agua de Fresa
Agua de Fresa is the perfect refreshing beverage for the summer!
- 3 cups of chopped strawberries with green tops removed
- 7 cups of water
- 1- 1 1/2 cup of sugar
Add strawberries and 2 cups of water to a blender.
Blend for 2 minutes.
Pour strawberry and water mixture into a pitcher and add the remaining 5 cups of water and the sugar.
Stir well and chill.
Serve over ice.