Agua de Melón | Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Cantaloupe agua fresca

When I was a young girl I could eat an entire half of a cantaloupe. I’d cut it in half, grab a spoon, hold the cantaloupe over the trash, scoop out all the seeds, and eat the entire half with a spoon. All summer long, Cantaloupe was my BFF. Agua de melón is no different. Anytime I see it at a taqueria or mercado, my mouth waters and I go straight for that agua fresca. Sometimes it’s a tie between horchata and agua de melón, but because I rarely see agua de melón being offered as a choice, I take it whenever I can get it.

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Summertime is the best time to take advantage of using Cantaloupe in recipes, and I found a great one for you to try out. This one comes from a sweet blogger buddy of mine, Dolores Wiarco Dweck at Lolas Cocina. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person finally last winter at We All Grow Summit.

Her recipe is perfect in every way. See for yourself!

All you need is half a cantaloupe, water, sugar, and mint. That’s it!

Cantaloupe agua fresca 7It’s the easiest thing in the world to make! And with a recipe like this, you won’t have to wait long to have it.

Blend all the ingredients together…

Cantaloupe agua fresca 5Strain through a fine mesh strainer…

Cantaloupe agua fresca 1.2And you’re done, man! Easy peasy.

Good grief, I want more now.

Get the full recipe at Lola’s Cocina!


by Stephanie Chavez

Author & Content Creator for Spanglish Spoon.