Kiwi Agua Fresca

I was recently in a small taco shop here in San Diego and had the most amazing kiwi water.

Refreshing, healthy, naturally sweet, with the perfect amount of texture, and just so good.

Kiwi Agua Fresca - Refreshing, healthy, naturally sweet, so easy and ready in 30 seconds!! It'll be your new favorite drink!!

I polished off my tiny glass in ten seconds flat and knew I had to recreate it.

It’s the easy recipe ever. Add peeled kiwis to a blender with water, optional sweeter, and it’s ready. It’ll be your new favorite summertime beverage.

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Agua Fresca, Spanish for ‘fresh water’, can be made with almost any fruit from watermelon to mango, which I see more often in my area, but kiwi aqua fresca was new to me.

Kiwi Agua Fresca - Refreshing, healthy, naturally sweet, so easy and ready in 30 seconds!! It'll be your new favorite drink!!

Ironically until now I had never considered myself much of a kiwi person. It’s just one of those fruits I never sought out and am kicking myself for a lifetime of self-imposed kiwi deprivation. It’s so juicy, sweet, and I love the texture from the seeds.

The agua fresca has texture and it’s no where near as thick as a smoothie, but there’s more heft to it than just plain water. To strain the fruit or the seeds would be like wasting all the good parts and I recommend drinking it right out of the blender. Plus it’s easier that way too.

You may not even need to add sweetener depending on how naturally sweet your kiwis are. Feel free to make it as thin or thick as you like by playing with the fruit-to-water ratio. I can’t wait to start experimenting with other fruits.

Kiwi Agua Fresca - Refreshing, healthy, naturally sweet, so easy and ready in 30 seconds!! It'll be your new favorite drink!!

Kiwi Agua Fresca

Refreshing, healthy, naturally sweet, with the perfect amount of texture, so good, and the easy recipe ever. It’ll be your new favorite summertime beverage. You may not even need to add sweetener depending on how naturally sweet your kiwis are. Feel free to make it as thin or thick as you like by playing with the fruit-to-water ratio.

Ingredients:

  • 7 or 8 ripe kiwis, peeled and quartered
  • 6 to 8 cups cold water, or as desired
  • sweetener, optional and to taste (drizzle of agave or non-sugar sweetener packets are my preferred sweeteners because they dissolve easily but aren’t always necessary depending on natural sweetness of fruit)

Directions:

  1. To the canister of a blender, add kiwis, 6 cups water, optional sweetener, and blend on high speed until kiwis have broken down, about 30 seconds, or as long as desired. Taste to check sweetness level and make any adjustments if necessary. If you prefer a thinner beverage, add additional water to thin out and blend for a few seconds.
  2. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Optionally garnish with a few thinly sliced kiwi on top. Drink will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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47 comments on “Kiwi Agua Fresca”

  1. Averie I never ever thought to make kiwi agua fresca!! Genius and I bet that place must have some other amazing food too!

  2. Delicious ideas for summer drink, great for hot summer days :) I love them all.

  3. The color is so real and refreshing. Everyone would like to taste it. This is perfect for summer. Can’t wait to try.

    thanks a lot for sharing

  4. Cheers to this drink…I’m getting kiwis today to make this! Happy drinking!

  5. I like the color. I’d like to try it these days, even it’s winter.

  6. I must admit, I’m quite impressed with how these look and they look very professional indeed. Something in a juice bar maybe! I’m sure they’ll be delicious too so might do with these recipes this summer…

  7. It is a pity since it is winter here, or I will make it, it must be very delicious

  8. Love the idea of the drink. Never thought of making something like this with kiwi before. It looks delicious and I will definitly try this drink :)

  9. Delicious ideas for summer drink, Everyone would like to taste it.

  10. This sounds incredible. Kiwi is one of those fruit I always think I would eat more of because I love it every time I eat it but then for whatever reason I skip it when I’m at the grocery. Do you think adding a few leaves of mint could take it up a notch?

  11. i definitely love the color and no doubt i will give it a try. Am just so lazy these days to make something for myself haha. will try it out soon though… Thanks for this lovely post

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