Agua Fresca de Pepino

The cooling and refreshing Agua Fresca de Pepino literally translates to fresh cucumber water. You might remember that I made a jug of this delicious drink for our artsy afternoon of Frida Kahlo Head Vases, you can read about it here. Agua Fresca is a Mexican drink and can be made with almost any fruit; watermelon, cantaloupe, lime, strawberries, papaya, guava, tamarind as well as with nuts, seeds and grains. 

Here is a recipe for a super tasty Agua Fresca de Pepino which is a healthy alternative to soft drinks (and so much better if you ask me!) Perfect for those hot summer days ahead!

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2 large cucumbers (about 4 cups) – peeled & chopped

1 tablespoons or to your taste – granulated sugar or sweetener

juice of 3-4 limes

water

(I think fresh mint would be great too!)

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In a blender, combine cucumber, sugar/sweetener, lime juice, and 1 cup water. Puree until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to help push the liquid through the sieve.

Discard fruit pulp, add 1 more cup water to the pitcher. Chill before serving!

Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

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Agua Fresca de Pepino Recipe | Cucumber Cooler | Agua Fresca | Karoliina Kazi

31 Comments

  1. 24th May 2017 / 8:56 am

    What a great post. I will have to give this a try. It looks lovely. I must try.

    • 30th May 2017 / 11:31 am

      Thank you Annika – definitely give it a go, I’m sure you’ll love it! And if you’re not a fan of cucumber, you can use any fruit 🙂

  2. 24th May 2017 / 9:01 am

    This looks so fresh and delicious! Ill give it a try!

    • 24th May 2017 / 12:51 pm

      Hi Alex – great, let me know how you get on 🙂

  3. 24th May 2017 / 9:01 am

    this sounds like it would be so refreshing, perfect for some of the hot days we’ve been having here, thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. SofarsoSabine
    24th May 2017 / 9:08 am

    I would love to try this. Could it work without the sweetener or sugar too?

    • 24th May 2017 / 12:48 pm

      Hi Sabine – For sure, it just depends on the fruit sweetness and your personal taste. Give it a go and let me know how you got on 🙂

      • SofarsoSabine
        27th May 2017 / 3:34 pm

        Ok great 👍🏻 I will surely do that. The color is super and today it’s 28 degrees here so must be refreshing for a day like this!

    • 30th May 2017 / 11:32 am

      Hi Manavi – oh my, I can only imagine how hot it gets in India 🙂 Let me know how you get on and remember that you can use any fruit for it 🙂

  5. 24th May 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Oh this sounds super delicious & refreshing! Today was a bit hot day so I’ll make this for the evening 🙂 I think I’ve got all the ingredients in the fridge 😀

    • 30th May 2017 / 1:28 pm

      Hi Jasmin – yeah, its one of those recipes thats easy to whip up with whatever fruit we happen to have at home since the main ingredient is water 🙂 Did you give it a try already?

    • 30th May 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Glad to hear it – hope you like it as much as we do 🙂

  6. 25th May 2017 / 4:27 am

    Gave my mum this recipe. Hahah. Can’t wait to drink it.

  7. 26th May 2017 / 9:16 am

    These look incredibly refreshing!! Love it. I will definitely be giving these a go 🙂

    Thanks Karoliina xx

  8. 26th May 2017 / 10:38 am

    The color is amazing, very easy to follow recipe as well.

    • 30th May 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Thank you Michelle, I’m so glad you like it 💗

  9. 26th May 2017 / 2:13 pm

    This sounds like a really refreshing drink , perfect for the hot weather. I love the beautiful colour.

    • 30th May 2017 / 1:19 pm

      Thank you Nayna! The colour got so green even though I partially peeled the cucumbers and was slightly worried it would take away the colour but it didnt. Have a lovely week!

  10. 26th May 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Looks delicious! And that sure is better for your teeth than regular soft drinks. I’ll sure give this a try on some of the hot summer days. 🙂

    • 30th May 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Hi! It is so good 🙂 I’ve been ordering it in Mexican restaurants for years but never made it at home before and it was easy – and at home you can control the sweetness to your own taste.

  11. 27th May 2017 / 1:30 am

    This is a nice suggestion. I have stayed away from soft drinks for a while now…this will come in handy..Thank you for sharing

    • 30th May 2017 / 1:17 pm

      It’s definitely so much better for you (and tastier) than soft drinks. And you even easily make it with our sugar/sweetener.

  12. 27th May 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I have done the cucumber and mint water, minus the sugar and without blending it. But this does sound refreshing. I will have to try this.

    • 30th May 2017 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks for the tip, that sounds delicious as well! I’ll try that for my husband who doesn’t like the taste of water 🙂

    • 30th May 2017 / 1:16 pm

      Excellent, so happy to hear it! Let me know how it goes 🙂 xx

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