Agua de fresa is spanish for strawberry water.
This drink is a type of agua fresca.
Aguas frescas are very popular through out Mexico.
These beverages can be made from fruits, rice and even flowers.
You’ll have to try them and let me know which one is your favorite!
Agua de fresa is the perfect drink to enjoy during the hot summer months as it is refreshing and delicious.
It’s also 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.
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.
How to make it
All you need to make this yummy beverage is strawberries, water and sugar.
Cut the green tops off the strawberries and discard.
Then chop the strawberries into pieces.
You’ll need three cups of chopped strawberries.
Put the strawberries and two cups of water in a blender and blend for about 2 minutes.
Pour the mixture into a pitcher and add 5 more cups of water and 1 1/2 cups of sugar and stir everything together really well.
Serve the strawberry water over ice and refrigerate any leftover.
If you have other fruits you need to use up feel free to get creative. Below are some examples of other fruits you can combine with the strawberries to make a delicious and refreshing summer beverage.
Just add a banana to the blender along with the chopped strawberries and blend. You may need to add another cup of water.
Add a cup or two of peeled and chopped mango to the blender along with the chopped strawberries and blend.
Add the juice of 1-2 limes to the pitcher of strawberry water and stir well.
- If you don’t like the strawberry seeds in your drink you can strain the mixture into the pitcher using a fine mesh strainer.
- You can stir in the sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired sweetness level.
- Get creative and combine another fruit with the strawberries to create a delicious drink!
Agua de fresa recipe
This easy agua de fresa is the perfect summertime beverage.
It’s definitely a family favorite.
I hope you’ll love it as much as we do!
What is your favorite agua fresca?
Let me know in the comments below.
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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.