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a glass of cantaloupe agua fresca with a slice of cantaloupe for garnish
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Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Refreshing cantaloupe agua fresca made with fresh cantaloupe melon, water, lime, and sweetener of your choice! The perfect cantaloupe drink for the summer! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 93kcal


  • 5 cups cantaloupe - about 1 large cantaloupe melon
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice - add more if desired
  • fresh herbs - mint, basil, rosemary, thyme - (optional)
  • lime or cantaloupe slices for garnish - (optional)

Sweetener (choose ONE, adjust according to taste)


  • Add the cantaloupe and water in a high speed blender and blend together until smooth. Avoid filling your blender more than two-thirds of the way full. Work in batches if needed.
    cantaloupe pieces in a blender
  • (Optional) Strain the cantaloupe juice to get a smooth consistency and remove the pulp. A medium sieve is best for this.
    blended cantaloupe juice poured into a strainer
  • Pour the cantaloupe agua fresca in a large pitcher and add the lime juice and sweetener. If using herbs, muddle them before adding them in. Serve chilled or over ice. Makes 8 cups.
    a glass of cantaloupe agua fresca with a slice of cantaloupe for garnish


  • Make this ahead a day in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to one day. 
  • Taste before adding sweetener. If your cantaloupe is very sweet, it may need very little sugar. 
  • This recipe is featured in How to Make Aguas Frescas - 7 Refreshing Flavors


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 6764IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg