Watermelon Agua Fresca

by Kelli H. on June 24, 2011

This is what happened — I had cut up a watermelon about 1.5 weeks earlier and the dang watermelon was mealy!  The week before I had the Whole Foods produce guy help me pick out the perfect watermelon.  I was so excited to pick out another perfect one the next week, but what do I pick?  A dang mealy one! It was all nicely cut  up sitting in the refrigerator but I just don’t have it in me to eat mealy fruit.  Mealy fruit is a huge pet peeve of mine.  On Sunday morning I was making my grocery list and came across a recipe I had book marked months before from What’s Cookin’ with Mary? I decided to look through her recipe index and spotted this recipe.  It looked so easy and I had everything on hand — PERFECT!  While David was sleeping I made this delicious concoction.  I was hopping the sound of the blender would wake him up but no such luck.  When he finally did arise I told him to try it.  He’s not a huge fan of mint and already was turning his nose up.  Well, no surprise there, he was not a fan of the mint.  I figure it just means more for me.

Watermelon Agua Fresca
from What’s Cookin’ with Mary?

1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
9 mint leaves
water (optional)
sugar (optional)

1.  Combine watermelon and mint in a blender and blend until smooth. Add in additional ingredients if necessary. Serve over ice and garnish with mint.

*My watermelon was really sweet so I didn’t need to add in the water or sugar.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

my little celebration June 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Yummy! this looks so good! I’m a big watermelon fan although my husband is not. But I’ll have to try and sneak this in and see what he thinks!

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Made in Sonoma June 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm

@my little celebration
Your man’s not a fan of watermelon, mine’s not a fan of mint. This must truly be a girly drink!

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David June 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

HAHA! I did hear the blender, but I was too sleepy to wake up. πŸ™‚

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Janet June 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Sounds good and refreshing but I was wondering if this is a whole watermelon how many drinks does it make?

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Allison June 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I hate a mealy melon! What a good use. I hope I don’t get a mealy melon but, if I do I know what I am going to do with it.

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Made in Sonoma June 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

@Janet
It made a whole pitcher full.

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The Slow Roasted Italian June 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm

What a fantastic idea. I just threw away my watermelon because of that very reason.

Guess I need to get back to the market. This would be a perfect drink for 4th of July weekend. Cool and fresh!

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What's Cookin' with Mary? June 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I’m so glad you liked my recipe ! Super simple way to make a mealy watermelon palatable. I’ve actually got another one on my counter waiting to be blended up into watermelony goodness… if it’s mealy πŸ˜‰

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Estela @ Weekly Bite June 25, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I love watermelon drinks in the summer!! So refreshing πŸ™‚

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Made in Sonoma June 26, 2011 at 4:12 am

@What’s Cookin’ with Mary?
Definitely hope it won’t be mealy but at least now we know a way not to waste it. πŸ™‚

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What's Cookin' with Mary? June 28, 2011 at 12:27 am

It wasn’t mealy! πŸ˜€ …but it’s so huge I made a large pitcher plus I have a giant tupperware full of chunks of watermelony goodness too!

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Made in Sonoma June 28, 2011 at 2:06 am

@What’s Cookin’ with Mary?
Sounds like a win win!

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Karen@My Pantry Shelf July 9, 2012 at 2:14 am

This looks so refreshing! I have a quarter of a watermelon in the fridge hat is dying to be blended.

By the way, looks like we re neighbors, I live in Santa Rosa as well!

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Made in Sonoma July 9, 2012 at 2:34 am

Awesome! I love reading local blogs. πŸ™‚

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