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4 Delicious Agua Fresca Recipes and Bar

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We created 4 delicious agua fresca recipes to make an agua bar below. I think my favorite one is the guava and coconut agua fresca. It’s a take on horchata, but easier to make and lighter! It’s SO good! To make this agua fresca recipe, you pretty much just chop, blend, pour and add water. The more powerful the blender, the better!

* Add half a bag of ice in each

Mango & Pineapple Agua Fresca Recipe – makes 6 quarts

3 mangoes

2 pineapples (save 1/4 for chunks)

1 mango for chunks

1 cup sugar (or your preferred sweetener)

9 cups water

Peach & Lavender Agua Fresca Recipe – makes 5 quarts

12 peaches

1/2 cup lavender (fresh or dried)

1 cup sugar

16 cups water

Watermelon, Cucumber & Lime Agua Fresca Recipe – makes 6 quarts

2 cucumbers

1 watermelon (save 1/4 for chunks and garnish)

1/2 cup lime juice

1 cup sugar

8 cups water

Guava & Coconut Agua Fresca Recipe – makes 6 quarts

2  21oz cans of guava

4  13.5oz cans of coconut milk

16 cups water

 

Directions

Roughly chop the fruit and add the ingredients (except the water) into the blender. My blender could only take half of the ingredients at a time, so I split it up. Pour the mixture into the containers, then add the water and ice. Serve in these.

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16 responses to 4 Delicious Agua Fresca Recipes and Bar

  1. Lauren Barnard
    April 8, 2015

    Where are the wooden ladles in the jars from?

    1. Eden
      April 8, 2015

      Hi Lauren! I bought those at a grocery store called Vallarta. If you have one near you they are only about $1.50 per one!! Such a steal!!

  2. Tammie
    April 8, 2015

    These drinks look DIVINE!!!! I can’t wait to try them

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    July 3, 2015

    is there any way to convert thos recipe to single servings? Or at least to a smaller batch? I’d love to make these but I don’t want to make 5-6 quarts just for myself, and it would probably be a lot for a small group of ppl as well.

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