A very refreshing drink. You may also use cantaloupe or honeydew melon. These taste like the juices served in authentic Mexican restaurants. Serve in tall glasses over ice.

Anonymous

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 1/2 quarts
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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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  • Combine 1 cup water, watermelon, and sugar in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into a large pitcher; stir in lime juice and remaining 7 cups water. Taste; adjust sugar or lime juice. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

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Nutrition Facts

64 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 16.4g 5% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 6.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2018
So refreshing! Definitely needs to adjust the sugar depending on how sweet your melon is. I will make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/24/2016
Sugar not necessary at all. I use a nutribullet or high quality blender to break down all watermelon chunks. Fresh lime juice and a touch of fine grated ginger and/or fresh mint make exquisite refreshing drink that can be stored in fridge for the day. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
05/24/2016
Sugar not necessary at all. I use a nutribullet or high quality blender to break down all watermelon chunks. Fresh lime juice and a touch of fine grated ginger and/or fresh mint make exquisite refreshing drink that can be stored in fridge for the day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2018
So refreshing! Definitely needs to adjust the sugar depending on how sweet your melon is. I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2016
I saw a note in Family Circle where you could sub 3 T of agave nectar for the sugar. Stir in 2 sliced limes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2016
Watermelon and lime together are delicious!!! I followed the instructions exactly and I found I had to add more watermelon for flavor. This "agua fresca" is very refreshing. My family really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2016
It's hard to know how many stars to give this recipe because the flavor seems to depend totally on the sweetness of your watermelon. Mine wasn't sweet. We had not eaten it and rather than just throw it away I decided to try this recipe. I cut the recipe in half but then ended up adding twice the lime juice and three times the sugar. So I guess you just need to go by taste. My husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2016
Watermelon beverages often can be weak in flavor but if you have a really flavorful ripe melon they can be REALLY good. My mini melon was super sweet (that was a surprise at this time of year) so I added just a little bit of sugar. The lime juice brightened the flavor and I d add a bit more in the future. Keep this one in mind for the hot days of summer it's quench your thirst and cool you down! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2019
the first time no changes second time I added blueberry. and I LOVED it!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2016
This has good flavor but could use just a bit less lime for my liking it overpowered the watermelon flavor. We had a very flavorful watermelon that made this a really refreshing beverage. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2016
I loved this! Substituted the sugar with Splenda. Mixed the liquids up in the blender then added ice cubes. Continued blending until slushie-like consistency. Next time would like to see if adding mint will boost the flavor more. Read More