Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca is a cool, fruity, non-alcoholic drink perfect for sipping away those hot summer days. Watermelon, lime juice, water, and sugar are all you need to blend up this delicious drink. Try different fruits and garnishes to make variations of frescas and stay refreshed all summer long!

Tall glasses of watermelon drink.

For a light lunch, pair it with our flavorful Broccoli Salad. If you’re looking for a fruity dessert, try our Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut.

Or if serving a round of Watermelon Agua Frescas for a small get together, try pairing with our Prosciutto and Melon appetizers or homemade Apple Chips for a starter!

Top down view of a pink colored drink with a straw.


Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

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Tall glass of watermelon drink with a straw.

Agua Fresca

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Cups


  • 8 pounds watermelon, scooped out of the rind (about 8 cups)
  • 2 to 3 cups water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Scoop out the watermelon, and place it into a large capacity blender. Add 2 cups of water, sugar, and lime juice and blend until smooth.
    8 pounds watermelon
    2 to 3 cups water
    ½ cup granulated sugar
    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Blend in more water and sugar as needed. Pour the juice through a fine mesh sieve into a large pitcher.
  • Strain it 2-3 more times as needed to get an even smoother juice, or leave it as is if you don’t mind juice with more pulp.
  • Chill until ready to serve. Pour it over ice and garnish with thinly sliced watermelon wedges and lime wedges if desired.
  • See post for storage options.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 cup. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*Photos courtesy of Karla Rae Photography.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 553mgFiber: 2gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 2798IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

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Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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