Strawberry Agua Fresca

This refreshing summer drink is so simple to make. Strawberry Agua Fresca is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day. Try one for yourself!

Strawberry Agua Fresca | This simple strawberry agua fresca is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day!

When I shared my Watermelon Agua Fresca a couple of weeks ago, I promised you I would be sharing more beverage recipes with you this summer. I’m following through on that promise.

Of course mine are all sans alcohol, but you can always add some if you like. I wish I could but I’m under doctor’s orders not to touch the stuff. However I can sip non-alcoholic beverages to my heart’s content. So I do. Often.

This watermelon agua fresca is super easy to make. You can add more of this, or add less of that. Simple to adapt to your own taste. I love recipes like that.

Now if I could just figure out how to make agua fresca without having to sieve it all the live-long day. I hate having to sieve things on a monumental level. No idea why. Likely because I’m impatient. It is worth the effort though. I just love the flavour of a freshly made agua fresca.

I also love to give things away. Today I have a special treat for you. A few of us blogging buddies have joined forces to kick off the summer with a STARS & STRIPES GIVEAWAY!  We’re giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer to one lucky reader. It could be you.

Make sure you scroll down below the recipe to get more information and enter. There’s a handy-dandy rafflecopter widget to make it super easy for you. And easy is the name of the game today. Strawberry Agua Fresca = easy, baking with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer = easy, rafflecopter widget = easy. Life is good. So is Strawberry Agua Fresca.

Strawberry Agua Fresca | This simple strawberry agua fresca is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day!

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Strawberry Agua Fresca

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 cups

Serving Size: Serves 4 to 6

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Simple to make, this strawberry agua fresca is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled and slice in half
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups ice

Instructions

  • Wash, hull and slice the strawberries in half. Pop them in a food processor, or blender and pulse until it's liquid. Now strain the strawberry puree through a fine mesh sieve. Use the back of a spoon to press the strawberry puree down to get all the juice out.
  • Transfer the strawberry puree to a large pitcher. Add water and sugar, then mix until the sugar dissolves. You can use more or less sugar, or a sugar additive if your diet calls for that.
  • Add the ice, give it a mix, and taste it to see if it needs any adjustments.
  • Serve with a big old strawberry loving smile!

Notes

Recipe Source: Cravings of a Lunatic

http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2014/06/strawberry-agua-fresca.html

Strawberry Agua Fresca | This simple strawberry agua fresca is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day!

You could be the lucky duck who wins your very own KitchenAid 5qt. Artisan Stand Mixer, in your choice of either Empire Red, White or Blue Willow. Pretty cool right. I love my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and use it every day.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Kim, love this Strawberry Agua Fresca!! so refreshing and perfect for the summer!

  2. 2

    Just curious – if you don’t like sieving, have you tried using the Kitchenaid Fruit and Vegetable strainer? (Product review time perhaps?). ;)

  3. 4

    Sigh…. I don’t live in the right country… And quite honestly I already own and love my kitchen aid… I’ve just always wanted to have one in a fancy color… Lol… O well, I’ll just make this delicious drink instead… :) gorgeous pics!

  4. 5

    Such a refreshing and flavoursome recipe :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. 6

    Just what Simone said. My plain white one looks sad next to all the colourful ones. :)

    I love this drink and it’s just coming into strawberry season here. I’m ready!

  6. 7

    Alternatively, could you put the strawberry puree in cheesecloth and then squeeze it dry? I don’t think I’d have the patience to watch it drip through a sieve, either. I really want a glass of strawberry agua fresca right now, though.

  7. 8

    oh my I am THIRSTY looking at this and I entered to win…I have my fingers crossed :)

  8. 9

    What a delicious, beautiful thirst quencher!!!

  9. 10

    Kim, you had me at strawberry!
    Winning the mixer would just be a plus. ;-)

  10. 11

    what a great giveaway!

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