This Pineapple Coconut Agua Fresca Recipe is a sweet, cooling drink that is perfect for enjoying summertime! Make it with the recipe provided or keep reading for other ways to customize your Agua Fresca!
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What is Agua Fresca?
Agua Fresca is a non-alcoholic drink that is made by combining fruit or seeds with water and a sweetener. It all blends together, then is strained to make a light, refreshing and sweet juice!
This drink is perfect for a hot summer day when a cool drink is needed. You can use whatever blends you’d like, but in my recipe below I made a Pineapple Coconut Agua Fresca, which uses fresh pineapple and coconut water.
Is Agua Fresca Good for You?
Yes! This recipe and many others for Agua Fresca do contain some sugar as sweetener. However, if you want to make your Agua Fresca even healthier, you can always eliminate the sugar.
The rest of the ingredients in this Agua Fresca recipe are healthy, including fruit, coconut water, and lime juice.
If you’re trying to limit even natural sugars, do keep in mind that pineapple is high in this. However, this drink is healthier than say, lemonade which contains far more sugar.
What Ingredients are in Agua Fresca?
How to Make Agua Fresca
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture through a sieve or colander to drain out the pulp. Let it sit in the strainer for a bit to ensure that all the liquid strains out. Enjoy!
You can also drink the Agua Fresca without straining, but this is more of a smoothie consistency than juice.
Where is Agua Fresca From?
Agua Fresca is normally enjoyed in Mexico and many countries in Central America. The drink is most popular among street vendors and can be found on many streets as a refreshing choice.
The words “Agua Fresca” directly translate to “Fresh waters”. Meaning that the drink is refreshing and cool and perfect to enjoy in the heat.
What other Ingredients Can I Use Instead of Pineapple
Whatever sounds good to you, I can almost guarantee that you can make an Agua Fresca out of it! Some options include:
And so many more! You can keep the same general ratios, thought if you’re using a waterier fruit (like watermelon), you may need to cut back on the amount of coconut water that you add to the recipe.
How Long Does Agua Fresca Last?
Your Agua Fresca recipe uses fresh ingredients, so I would caution you not to keep it longer than 48 hours. If you make this recipe and have leftovers, make sure to store them in the fridge!
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Pineapple Coconut Agua Fresca Recipe
- 3 cups pineapple cubed
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture through a sieve or colander to drain out the pulp. Let it sit in the strainer for a bit to ensure that all the liquid strains out. Enjoy!
- You can also drink the agua fresca without straining, but this is more of a smoothie consistency than juice.