Pineapple & Mango Agua Fresca
Meaning “fresh water” in Spanish, agua fresca is popular throughout Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Makes 6 servings (6 cups)
Total time: 30 minutes + chilling
4 cups water, divided
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple (about
1/2 a pineapple)
2 cups chopped fresh
mango (2–3 mangoes) MUDDLE:
2 Tbsp. minced fresh mint
1/4 cup superfine or granulated
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt
Fresh mint sprigs
Purée 2 cups water, pineapple, and mango in a blender; strain through a cheesecloth-lined fine-mesh sieve, pressing solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard solids. Muddle minced mint and sugar in a pitcher or large measuring cup until fragrant; whisk in remaining 2 cups water, lime juice, and salt, then stir in pineapple-mango juice. Chill agua fresca overnight; strain and discard minced mint. Serve agua fresca with mint sprigs.
Per serving: 91 cal; 0g total fat (0g sat); 0mg chol; 33mg sodium; 24g carb (2g fiber, 21g total sugars); 1g protein
To speed up ripening fresh mangoes, place them in a paper bag, and leave on the counter until ripe, 1–2 days.