Guava Agua Fresca | Agua Fresca de Guayaba

Guavas are oftentimes recognized by their characteristic scent that can admittedly be overwhelming for some. On a recent visit to my mother’s home in Chino, California I noticed that she had guavas that were all but falling from her tree. They were calling my name, so I decided to prepare a delicious agua fresca. Water helps dilute the guava’s intense flavor and you are left with a fresh and healthy drink. These tropical fruits are great for your skin and contain five times the vitamin C found in oranges!  


These are freshly picked guavas from my mom’s tree.

These are freshly picked guavas from my mom’s tree. I love their color!

10 medium guavas
5 cups water
½ cup sugar (or to taste)


  1. Cut off ends of guavas and slice in half.
  2. Blend with 4 cups water and sugar on medium setting for 60 seconds.
  3. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into large pitcher. You may need to agitate the mixture to let the juice through, avoid pushing through the pulp to keep juice light in consistency. Discard seeds and pulp.
  4. Stir in remaining 1 cup water.
  5. Chill and serve over ice. Garnish with sliced fresh slice of guava or strawberry.

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Categories: Aguas Frescas and Drinks, Featured Recipes

6 Comments on “Guava Agua Fresca | Agua Fresca de Guayaba”

  1. November 4, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    I can’t believe you picked those guavas from your mom’s garden! They are beautiful. I love the smell of guayabas. It always transports me to my days in Mexico City.

    • November 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      I know – they were literally falling off of her tree! Their aroma totally reminds me of the mercados in Mexico.

      I also made cascos de guayaba en almíbar (guavas in syrup) when I was at my mom’s and served them with cream cheese. It’s a delicious dessert the Cubans make really well.

  2. Ashlyn
    April 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

    Mi familia le gusta.

    • April 26, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      That’s great! Guava season is coming soon, too.

  3. May 23, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

    We all loved this drink. It was cool and refreshing and not one person had a negative thing to say about it.


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