I have always been fascinated by the fruit waters sold in the tiny open front shops that line the main streets in most Mexican towns. There is a lineup of large glass jars filled with gemstone colored liquids; the shopkeeper dips you an ice cold glass of liquid tropical fruit.
In this recipe pureed watermelon is added to the water! Once you try it, you will be excited to try these no sugar added ‘Aguas’ with strawberries and cantaloupe too.
Agua de Sandía (AHHH-gwah, Sahn-DEE-yah) is a particular favorite of mine! Another winner-for sure. This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare and another hour or so to chill. It makes a half gallon.
2 cups diced seedless watermelon, with rind removed
6 cups water
1/2 cup Splenda (or to taste)
Place one cup diced watermelon in blender, along with two cups of the water. Blend until liquefied. Pour into a pitcher. Place remaining cup of watermelon in blender, along with two more cups water. Blend thoroughly and pour into pitcher. Add remaining two cups of water and Splenda. Stir until Splenda is completely dissolved. Chill thoroughly before serving. Pour into tall, ice-filled glasses and serve.
Makes 1 gallon
Per cup: Calories 10, carbs 1g, fat 0g, sugar 0g, protein 0g