July 12, 2009

Aguas Frescas FAIL

Inspired by the cantaloupe aguas frescas in the last post, a friend decided to make his own and encouraged me to try it out. So I did.

What you'll need:

A blender/food processor, sugar, water and a ripe cantaloupe.


Slice up your cantaloupe into cubes.


Put them into your food processor/blender.


Push the button.

The only tricky part was getting the ratio right. For one whole cantaloupe, I used 2.5 cups of water and 5 tablespoons of sugar. I picked a bad cantaloupe that wasn't too ripe, so I didn't get as much juice from it as I would have liked. You can then blend the water and sugar in or stir with a wooden spoon. Lawlers. It doesn't have to be a wooden spoon obviously. I just like to hear that word in my head!


The finished product.

It wasn't too bad, but it didn't taste as good as Paisa. Definitely pulpier. I will have to choose a better cantaloupe next time to have a stronger taste/more juice. I'm such a melonhead!

5 rah rah rahs:

Dennis K. said...

Great try sawyer! Sounds perfect for this heat..

jomo said...

Add some ice cubes and a quick blend to add a slushy effect.

Anonymous said...

Get a "Dulcinia" brand/stickered cantaloupe (or watermelon) when you see it (and it is on sale- reg price about $4). Always the right flavor and doneness. I don't know why.

Sawyer said...

dennis: i started makin smoothees again...screw paying 4 bucks when i can just make em at home lol
jomo: good idea...i'm going to try that this weekend.
anon-thanks for the tip...i'll be on the lookout for thtat brand!

cabcooks said...

Hey Sawyer! I've never had this before but it sounds good. Would straining it help reduce the pulp and make it better, you think? I'll have to give this a shot since it's suppose to be in the mid 90's this weekend, yeeesh!

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