Looking for something cool and refreshing for a hot summer day. Try this Watermelon Agua Frescas or Watermelon Mint Cooler with the goodness of juicy watermelon and refreshing mint.
Beat the summer heat which instantly energies the body and refreshes the mind.. try this easy and so simple Watermelon Agua Frescas.
- About the Recipe
- Refreshing Watermelon juice
- What are Aguas Frescas
- Ingredients to make Watermelon Aguas Frescas
- Quick Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
- Fresh Fruit Juices and Drinks from the Blog
- Frequently asked questions
- Recipe Card for Watermelon Agua Fresca/Watermelon Mint Cooler
- Watermelon and Mint Cooler
- Quick Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
About the Recipe
This delicious watermelon juice with mint and lemon is one of the easiest to make and best natural summer cooler.
It is a great option for summer beverage as it is low calories, vegan (without honey) , paleo and made without sugar. Add sugar/sweetener only when the watermelon is less sweet.
Refreshing Watermelon juice
Watermelon cooler is low in calorie, rich in Vit.C and some source of Vit. A and beta-carotenoids.
To keep the summer heat away, one of the best things is to have lot n lots of water, keep hydrated. During the summer months most of the time I feel like surviving on fruits and water only. Eating fruits all the time can become monotonous and at time kids just don't like biting into the fruit so many times I make fruit juices, a glass of chilled fruit juice cools you down and fills you without feeling heavy on the stomach.
What are Aguas Frescas
A few years back when I was looking some summer drinks or mocktail recipes using fresh fruits and vegetables, that's when I came across Mexican Coolers or Agua Frescas. These are known also known as 'fresh waters' or 'cool waters' quite popular in Mexico and US. It is quite similar to fruit juices that we make in India . We don't add water and they(frescas) don't have any Black Salt, which is quite commonly used in Indian Summer Drinks.
All we have to do is take any summer fruit/vegetable of your choice.. watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple or mango, cucumber and blend with water. Add sugar, lime/lemon juice and any sweeteners(honey/maple syrup) as per your taste if the fruit is not sweet enough.
I almost forgot about the name Agua Frescas until this weekend when I went to Whole Foods Market. There they were serving small samples of it, kids too loved it and asked me if I can make it for them when they come back from school. I have given Indian touch to this Mexican cooler by adding black salt and roasted cumin powder.
Ingredients to make Watermelon Aguas Frescas
The ingredients to make Watermelon Mint Cooler are quite simple and easily available at home. You can adjust the amount as per the people you are making for.
Fresh watermelon, Lemon Juice, Fresh Mint Leaves , Roasted Cumin Powder/Chaat Masala, Black salt(Kala Namak) or Pink Himalayan Salt
Chaat Masala is the Indian Spice which is quite commonly used in salads, snacks like Chaat, drinks like Chass, Shikanji(Indian Lemonade), raita and many more.
You can buy it from Indian grocery store and it is also online available.
Checkout the recipe card on how to make roasted cumin powder.
Quick Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
Take 1 tsp Roasted Cumin powder, 1/2 tsp Kala Namak/Black salt, 1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder, 1/4 tsp Dried Mint Leaves(optional),1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder.
Crush the mint leaves very finely. Mix all the spices nicely and use as required. Store the leftover in a tight glass bottle/jar.
Fresh Fruit Juices and Drinks from the Blog
During summers we all love sipping on chilled juices and drinks. Make healthy fresh juice, smoothies at home and avoid the aerated drinks store bought juices as they are loaded with artificial sweeteners, preservatives and additives.
Here are a few refreshing drinks/smoothies/fresh juices from the blog which you can enjoy during summers
Mango Summer Cooler, Melon Basil Aguas Fresca, Watermelon and Berry Smoothie, Basil Shikanji(Indian Lemonade), Green Apple Jal jeera, Litchi Mojito, Virgin Pina Colada, Bael Sharbat, Jal Jeera, Black Grape Squash, Peach Iced Tea, Mango Passion Fruit Iced Tea
Frequently asked questions
Watermelon juice or Agua Frescas are best when consumed fresh with ice. YOu can also make ahead a few hrs before your party or make for your family in morning. But, it is better to finish off the same day. Store leftover in a glass bottle with tight cap or lid and finish by the next day
Recipe Card for Watermelon Agua Fresca/Watermelon Mint Cooler
Watermelon and Mint Cooler
- 2-3 cups(cubed) Watermelon
- 7-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
- ½-1 cup Water
- ½-1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- Chaat Masala as required
- Lime Wedges for Garnish
- Mint leaves for Garnish
- Ice cubes to serve
- Take watermelon pieces, mint leaves in a blender.2-3 cups(cubed) Watermelon, 7-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
- Add water and lemon juice and blend nicely till it is smooth and all the pieces are well blended.2 Tbsp Lime Juice, ½-1 cup Water
- Add sweetener like maple syrup/honey if required.
- Refrigerate before serving.
- When ready to serve, add some ice cubes in a glass, put a ¼ tsp of roasted and crushed cumin seeds or cumin powder, chaat masala , add a pinch of black salt and add cooler. Stir a little.½-1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder, Chaat Masala
- Garnish with lime wedges and mint leaves and enjoy!!Lime Wedges, Mint leaves for Garnish
Quick Homemade Chaat Masala RecipeTake 1 tsp Roasted Cumin powder, 1/2 tsp Kala Namak/Black salt, 1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder, 1/4 tsp Dried Mint Leaves(optional),1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder. Crush the mint leaves very finely. Mix all the spices nicely and use as required. Store the leftover in a tight glass bottle/jar.
You can take any fruit of your choice to make these summer coolers. I will be updating more summer drink recipes as and when I make.
Do make this and serve to kids, make for your brunch parties or get-togethers.
Do check out other summer special recipes on the blog... Aam Panna(Raw Mango Summer Drink), Mango Mousse, Chass(Indian Buttermilk), Watermelon and Double Berry Smoothie , Ginger Peach Iced Tea, Green Apple Jal jeera, Litchi Mojito
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