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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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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