Kiwi Agua Fresca
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Kiwi Agua Fresca — Refreshing, healthy, naturally sweet, so easy and ready in 30 seconds!! It’ll be your new favorite drink!!
What is 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.
This is the easiest agua fresca 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.
What’s in Agua Fresca?
All you need to make this Mexican agua fresca recipe is:
- Fresh kiwis
- Cold water
- Sweetener of choice
How to Make Agua Fresca
Simply add the ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until the kiwis have broken down. Taste to check sweetness level and make any adjustments if necessary.
How Long Does Agua Fresca Last?
Although this kiwi agua fresca recipe is best enjoyed right away, leftovers will stay fresh up to 4 days in the fridge.
Tips for Making Agua Fresca
This Mexican 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!
- 7 or 8 ripe kiwis, peeled and quartered
- 6 to 8 cups cold water, or as desired
- sweetener, optional and to taste*
- 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.
- *A 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
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