Pineapple Agua Fresca (Agua de Piña)
Pineapple Agua Fresca (Agua de Piña) is a delicious, light, and refreshing beverage. Served in a cold glass over ice, it’s hard to resist this sweet, Mexican drink. Perfect for summer months and outdoor BBQs.
Servings: 6 -8 cups
- 1 pineapple
- 4-6 cups water (divided)
- ½ cup sugar
Chop the pineapple into pieces, removing the tough core.
Add the pineapple and 1 cup of water to a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Strain the pineapple mixture.
Add the strained pineapple mixture to a large pitcher.
Also add the remaining water and sugar to the pitcher.
Mix until combined.
Taste for good measure.
Serve in a glass over ice.
How to tell if a pineapple is ripe: Smell the bottom of the fruit. When you put it near your nose, it should smell like pineapple. Also, look for a small amount of “give” when you squeeze it gently.
To make a diabetic-friendly version: Substitute ½ teaspoon Stevia for ½ cup sugar.
How long does Agua Fresca last: It lasts in the fridge up to 3 days. If frozen, it can last for up to a year.
Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 72.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.4mg