Aguas frescas are one of the most common drinks found throughout Mexico and are a budget-friendly alternative to excessively sweet soft drinks and juices. They can be made from anything including fresh fruits and vegetables to dried hibiscus flowers and even rice.
Once it begins to heat up in Colorado, you can find me in the kitchen making a different agua fresca every other day. Since mangoes and strawberries are currently at their peak sweetness, I took the opportunity to blend both fruits for a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed all summer long. Enjoy!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
4 large Manila (champagne) mangoes, peeled and pit removed
10 medium strawberries, husked
1/3 cup honey
Working in batches, blend mangoes, strawberries, honey, and five cups water on medium setting for 60 seconds.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher. You may need to agitate the mixture to let the concentrate through. Avoid pushing through the pulp to keep juice light in consistency. Compost pulp.
When ready to serve, divide mixture into glasses filled with plenty of ice. Garnish with strawberry halves and cubed mango if desired.
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Lola Wiarco Dweck
Lola is a Mexican-American recipe developer, writer, and cooking instructor who loves sharing her culture with the world. Growing up in California and spending summers in Mexico, Lola celebrates her family’s Mexican recipes and vibrant culture through Lola’s Cocina.