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August 10, 2021
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Our Cantaloupe Agua Fresca Recipe Is Sunshine in a Glass!

Our homemade Cantaloupe Agua Fresca recipe is easy to make, delicious to sip, and incredibly refreshing! It is perfect for backyard BBQ’s, beach days, and just about any other instance when you need a thirst quenching beverage. 

A glass of our Cantaloupe Agua Fresca recipe next to half a cantaloupe and a jar of honey.

What is an Agua Fresca anyways?

The term ‘Agua Fresca’ means fresh water in Spanish. They are known for their bright colors and fresh, vibrant flavor combinations. Agua Frescas are most often served alongside spicy Mexican cuisine to help cool your tastebuds.

Agua Fresca’s are easy to make at home and even easier to sip! Now, take our latest recipe, for example, this Cantaloupe Agua Fresca recipe combines luscious California-grown cantaloupes, fresh lime juice, and a touch of honey which gives this agua fresca just the right amount of sweetness.

Did you know that California cantaloupes are in season now and ripe for the picking?

California’s cantaloupes are typically available from April – December, with peak season occurring from May-August.

Our varied climate allows for early spring harvests in the Southern Desert regions and as the weather warms up, production moves north.

Every 5-10 days from March through June, cantaloupe farmers in Central California plant more cantaloupes to provide a steady supply of your favorite summer melon!

Pouring a glass of cantaloupe agua fresca.

Looking for more agua fresca recipes? OK! Keep scrolling for a few of our favorite agua fresca recipes.

Easy Strawberry Agua Fresca in a jug next to a small jar of honey and a bowl of berries.

Easy Strawberry Agua Fresca Recipe


This delightful and refreshing Easy Strawberry Agua Fresca Recipe is from our friend Aida at Salt & Wind Travel.

Aida’s thirst-quenching Agua Fresca recipe is a real show stopper! She makes it with fresh California strawberries blended with honey, lime, and water, then serves it all in a glass adorned with chile-lime seasoning. Sign us up for a glass or three!

Raspberry-Prickly Pear Agua Fresca recipe

Raspberry-Prickly Pear Agua Fresca

This vibrant sweet meets tart agua fresca recipe from Kate of Hola Jalapeno is made with fresh prickly pears, frozen raspberries, and lime.

Cucumber Basil Agua Fresca Cocktail Recipe

Cucumber Basil Agua Fresca Cocktail

This adult spin on a classic agua fresca recipe from Salt & Wind has us swooning!

It is made by juicing crisp cucumbers with fresh basil leaves, some lime juice, and a touch of honey. The result is a drink that’s instantly refreshing. And thanks to the addition of a touch of elderflower liqueur, a few dashes of orange bitters, and a splash of sparkling water, this is a low-alcohol cocktail that’s super sophisticated too.

Two glasses of Cantaloupe Agua Fresca with ice on a marble board with lime halves and cantaloupe wedges.

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Cantaloupe Agua Fresca recipe

This Cantaloupe Agua Fresca recipe combines California-grown cantaloupes, fresh lime juice, and a touch of honey for a refreshing summer sip!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cantaloupe, honey, lime
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6 drinks

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced cantaloupe about 1 small melon
  • 1/4 cup California honey
  • 4 limes juiced
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  • Combine the cantaloupe with the honey, lime juice, water, and pinch of salt in a blender.
  • Cover and blend on high until the mixture is very smooth.
  • Use a spoon to remove any foam that has formed on top while blending and discard it.
  • Serve the cantaloupe agua fresca immediately over ice or chill for up to 3 days. Right before serving, shake or stir to combine the ingredients because they will separate.

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Frequently asked questions about melons.

Where do melons grow best in California?

Most of California’s melon crop comes from two main areas: the Southern Desert Area and the San Joaquin Valley.

What types of melons are grown in California?

California leads the nation in the production of cantaloupe melons, honeydew melons, and many specialty melon varieties.

What state grows the most melons in the United States?

California is the largest melon producer in the U.S.

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