Agua de Sandia: summer in a glass

The farm stand watermelons on our vacation were unbelievably delicious.  While nothing is better than biting into a nice ripe slice, watermelon can also be enjoyed as a refreshing beverage, that is easy to make.  Here’s how:

  1. Fill your blender 3/4 full with diced watermelon (without the rind, of course).
  2. Add water until just below the top of the watermelon.
  3. Blend for 1-2 minutes, longer if your watermelon has a lot of seeds.
  4. Turn off blender and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the seeds to sink to the bottom.
  5. Pour your agua de sandia into a pitcher.  If you wish, you can add more water depending on the consistency you desire.
  6. Some recipes call for sugar, but none of our watermelons have needed this addition.
  7. Chill and serve.

They also make for delicious paletas, but more on that soon.  Enjoy!

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  1. #1 by Gabriella on August 21, 2011 - 7:12 pm

    Delicious, they have watermelon shakes in Asia too, but strangely enough not here in Italy. However, I’ve unfortunately developed an intolerance to them, as well as melon and kiwifruit 😦

  2. #2 by Miranda on August 21, 2011 - 8:12 pm

    This sounds delicious! Lily recently asked if there was such a thing as “watermelon juice”. It would also be a good solution for watermelon that is slightly over ripe.

  3. #3 by juniakk on August 21, 2011 - 11:09 pm

    i love watermelon. agua de sandia sounds like my kind of drink 🙂

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