Fruity and Fabulous

The cantaloupe we purchased at the farmer’s stand was huge. One melon gave us enough meat for

  • 3 breakfasts of fruit sprinkled with cereal
  • 2 desserts of fresh fruit cubes
  • a delicious Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

I’ll confess I was a bit skeptical when I read the following recipe in my latest issue of Southern Living. I figured it would either be too sweet, or even worse, too cantaloupe-y in flavor. In fact, it was neither.

Warning: this is a bit of work but it’s well worth it for a delicious and refreshing summer fruit drink.

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
  • 4 c. cubed seedless cantaloupe (you can also use watermelon or honeydew)
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 c. cold water

Process fruit and sugar in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding solids. Stir in 2 cups cold water. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve over ice.

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