Cantaloupe is perhaps my favorite fruit for aguas frescas. It is so flavorful, and just screams summertime. And, as luck would have it, I found myself this morning with a bunch of leftover cantaloupe from the event last night. And what better way could there be to use it than in this refreshing drink. I filled my blender with diced fresh cantaloupe, I then added the juice of one lime, about a fourth of a cup of sugar (you may want to use more or less depending on how sweet your melon is), a big pinch of salt, and enough water to bring the blender to capacity (about 2-3 cups). I blended it up for a minute, then strained it, to remove all of the melon pulp. Serve it up over ice, with a wedge of cantaloupe and you have a deliciously thirst quenching treat perfect for any hot summer afternoon. Cheers!
10 responses to “Cantaloupe Aguas Frescas”
Sounds so simple and so yummy! Plus, it’s gorgeous – great pictures!
I love, love, love cantaloupe. Your images just makes me crave for some right now.
It is a beauty… thanks for the post and the inspiration!
I was just thinking today, “what can you really make with cantaloupe other than eating it alone?” And here you have it!! What a lovely beverage!
This looks so refreshing. I would love a glass of this while sitting on the patio on a hot summer’s day.
Cantaloupe is very summery. I really like the way this sounds. Great pics!
Perfect for summer 🙂
I swear…I don’t know which is better…your ideas or the pictures of them. This is gorgeous.
(blush) thanks! =)
I was also looking for ways to use up canteloupe. It seems like our CSA gets us at least one a week throughout the summer and it is it our favorite thing to eat. But I just made your recipe and it might now be my favorite thing to drink! Even my one year old and four year old were asking for more.