Strawberry Agua Fresca

Agua fresca, which means “fresh water” in Spanish, is a popular fruity drink in Mexico. It’s super-refreshing and requires no cooking at all. You can make it with almost any ripe, juicy fruit, but here we’re using strawberries. For the most flavorful drink, use the reddest, ripest berries you can find.

Hands-on time:
10 minutes
Total time:
10 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Sharp knife (adult needed)
Cutting board
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Blender (adult needed)


3 cups fresh (or unsweetened frozen) strawberries, hullled (hulled means with the green top and stem taken out )
3 cups cold water
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice or vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey, real maple syrup, or sugar


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Serve right away (with ice cubes if you like), or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.