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Cucumber Agua Fresca


Cucumber Agua Fresca

One way to keep as cool as a cucumber this summer is to blend fresh, crunchy cucumbers into this popular Mexican drink, which means “fresh water” in Spanish. It’s almost like a crisp cucumber salad in liquid form. If you really like mint you can use a little extra, up to about 1/3 cup of chopped leaves, for a stronger flavor. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife (adult needed)
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Citrus juicer
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Blender


  • 6 small Persian cucumbers or 2 English cucumbers, diced, or 2 regular cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoon honey or pure maple syrup
  • pinch of salt


  • Put the cucumbers, water, lemon juice, mint, honey or maple syrup, and salt in the blender.
  • Put the top on tightly and turn the blender to medium to start chopping the cucumber. Adjust the blender to high speed and blend until the mixture is liquid-y and really smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Serve right away (with ice cubes, if you like), or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Stir well before serving. 
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