Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Prep Time:
5 minutes (plus 30 minutes to chill)

Cook Time:

Total Time:
5 minutes (plus 30 minutes to chill)


Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

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Cool down from the heat with our refreshing Cantaloupe Agua Fresca—a deliciously hydrating beverage perfect for picnics, barbecues or any outdoor gathering. This simple yet delightful drink features cantaloupe's sweet and juicy flavor, brightened with a splash of lime juice.

Cantaloupes are packed with vitamins and minerals and add natural sweetness to the agua fresca, providing more hydration and a refreshing taste. The combination of its juicy flesh and subtly sweet flavor makes it the perfect fruit for this tasty beverage.

Lime juice adds a tangy kick and balances the sweetness of the fruit, creating a well-rounded flavor profile. Plus, the lime juice's acidity helps highlight the cantaloupe's natural sweetness without overpowering it.

A touch of granulated sugar is added to the mix to round out the flavors and add a hint of sweetness. The amount of sugar can be adjusted to taste, depending on the cantaloupe's ripeness and personal preference. However, remember that the cantaloupe's natural sweetness makes this agua fresca a healthier alternative to store-bought drinks.

Finally, water is added to the mixture to slightly dilute the flavors and create a light and refreshing beverage. Add some ice cubes to chill the beverage, making this agua fresca a great way to stay refreshed and revitalized during hot outdoor activities.

Whether enjoying a picnic in the park, firing up the grill for a barbecue or simply lounging in the backyard, our Cantaloupe Agua Fresca is the ultimate thirst-quencher. With its refreshing taste, natural sweetness and hydrating properties, this drink will surely be a hit with everyone.


  1. Combine cantaloupe, lime juice and sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour mixture in a large pitcher and combine with water. If desired, strain the pulp.
  2. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Leigh An, ALDI Test Kitchen

Calories 70 Total Fat 0g Sodium 30mg Total Carbohydrate 17g Fiber 1g Sugars 14g Protein 1g