Fresh fruit waters, or Aguas de Frutas, made with crushed or blended fruit are a common and popular drink all over Mexico. This recipe is extremely flavorful and refreshing, especially when fresh strawberries are in season.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together sliced strawberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.

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  • Remove the strawberry mixture from the refrigerator and pour into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour the blended berry mixture through a wire mesh strainer set over a large mixing bowl; discard the pulp and seeds.

  • Add the remaining 7 cups cold water to the pureed strawberries and mix well. Place the Aqua de Fresa in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or pour over ice and serve immediately. Garnish with lime slices or mint leaves.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 25.6g; fat 0.2g; sodium 6.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
I'm Mexican and I grew up drinking this delicious aguas frescas.My whole fam. loved this drink, definately we'll make it again during the summer. The possibilitys are endless instead of strawberries you can use cantaloupe,watermelon, papayas etc,. even mangos. Yummy! My only changes: Didn't have time to put it in the refrigerator and wait 4 hrs. so I just put it in the blender and made it in two batches, used Splenda insted of reg. sugar and didn't strained like the recipe states.But I'm sure the original recipe is as delicious with no changes. It's just my personal preference. Thanks for sumitting your recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2008
This was okay. I don't think I'll spend all that time cutting the fruit for this though. Good but not that good. Read More
(9)
90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
I'm Mexican and I grew up drinking this delicious aguas frescas.My whole fam. loved this drink, definately we'll make it again during the summer. The possibilitys are endless instead of strawberries you can use cantaloupe,watermelon, papayas etc,. even mangos. Yummy! My only changes: Didn't have time to put it in the refrigerator and wait 4 hrs. so I just put it in the blender and made it in two batches, used Splenda insted of reg. sugar and didn't strained like the recipe states.But I'm sure the original recipe is as delicious with no changes. It's just my personal preference. Thanks for sumitting your recipe! Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2008
I wasn't expecting much from this recipe just flavored water. However it's really refreshing and definitely needs to sit overnight to develop the flavor. Read More
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
This is sooo good. I've seen these drinks in big pitchers in Mexico but been afraid to order due to not wanting to drink the water. It was very easy to make. Very light refreshing I didn't change a thing. Will definetly make again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2011
Add BACARDI to this recipe. Very good!:) Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
Very pretty and refreshing alternative to lemonade and perfect for the upcoming strawberry and summer season. Hubs especially appreciated this to grab from the fridge rather than his usuall Fresca. Since I don't drink sugary drinks I'd be curious to try this with a sugar substitute to see how it compares. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
Followed the recipe exactly and it was just what I was looking for! I love this stuff. I can't wait to make it again! Good with a splash of club soda too if you want it a little fizzy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2008
I messed up on the cup count for water and ended up using about half the amount. I cut the sugar by one half. I can see that it would be a perfect refreshing drink on a hot day and even with half the water it was amazing. Will be maing this again tomorrow. I didn't bother to slice the fruit since my blender was adequate for the job of pureeing.I also plan to use this method with the abundnace of watermelon that I have. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
I thoroughly enjoyed this. To me this was very light refreshing. Not sweet or tart. Most bottled waters with the essence of fruit flavors are really tart and don't actually have very good flavor. This did for me. I think after I sliced up all the strawberries it worked out of 2 1 pound containers about 4 1/2 to 5 cups of strawberries so I used them all in this. You could probably make it sweeter in the step that you add the 7 cups of water but I didn't. We enjoyed. Thank you soo much. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2011
Oh my this recipe is a must try! I've tried making fruit water without much success and clearly letting it sit long enough is the key. What a refreshing treat on a hot summer day and when strawberries are in season. I reduced the sugar to 1/2c as others mentioned and it was sweet enough for our taste. I was getting impatient at how long it took to strain so I just poured the remaining 7 cups water through the strainer to get every last strawberry flavoured morsel. There was only a small spoonful of seeds left so I definitely recommend straining it to get that wonderful smooth taste. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2008
This was okay. I don't think I'll spend all that time cutting the fruit for this though. Good but not that good. Read More
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