When shopping at Meijer today, I was influenced by the great prices they had on berries to make a Mixed Berry Agua Fresca. Last week I was inspired by Lena’s Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca at Taste of Ann Arbor to create my own version of Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca. I loved having it in the house and wanted to make another version for this week.
Mixed Berry Agua Fresca
To make a gallon of agua fresca, I used 12 oz of raspberries, about 9 oz of blueberries, and 12 strawberries. First rinse your berries and hull the strawberries.
Puree the fruit – I used a Magic Bullet, splitting the fruit into two batches. Combine half of the puree with 10c of water and filtered through *a mesh filter to remove the bulk of the raspberry seeds and blueberry skins. Repeat with the other half. I found that mixing the puree with the water helped to move the fruit through the screen more efficiently than filtering the puree alone.
*A cheesecloth or a coffee filter will filter out more particles. Personally, I prefer some of the finer particles left in the drink, so I prefer the mesh strainer.
Once both batches of Agua Fresca were filtered into a 1 gallon container, I added 1/4c of sugar, chilled, and served over ice.
I love having the fresh Agua Fresca over the summer since I find it more refreshing than regular water, particularly when I am starting to get dehydrated. I am hoping to continue to experiment with different varieties, especially as different fruits come into season. My daughter’s next suggestion is watermelon.
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