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Strawberry Agua Fresca

This Strawberry Agua Fresca is the perfect drink to sip on hot summer days. With a sweet and tangy flavor, it's a great alternative to those sugary store-bought drinks when you want to cool off at home. 

The sweetness of the fruit blends beautifully with the fresh lime juice, and strawberries for a perfectly balanced beverage. Plus, you can easily double or triple the recipe to make a large pitcher that serves your entire family in one go. 

If you looking for another refreshing summer drink and strawberry is one of your favorite fruits the next time you may to this Strawberry Acai refresher. It's a delicious Strawbucks Copycat that is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day, it might just become your next favorite drink. 

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Why You’ll Love This Drink

  • You only need simple ingredients to make this refreshing drink. 
  • It tastes just like the drink you get from street vendors without leaving the house or the added cost. 
  • Light and refreshing it's perfect to enjoy on a hot day, it will quickly become your favorite drink. 
  • All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store so you don't have to worry about finding special ingredients.

Ingredients Needed 

Get more info on these simple ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • fresh strawberries
  • cold water
  • lime juice
  • Granulated sugar (or other sweetener, we used agave)
  • Fresh strawberries or lime slices for garnish, optional
Ingredients needed to make a strawberry I'll go to Prescott Dash agave, strawberries, Lime, and water.

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How To Make This Strawberry Agua Fresca Recipe 

  1. Add the strawberries, water, sweetener of choice, and lime juice to the blender. 
  2. Blend on high until smooth, 1-2 minutes, depending on your blender.
  3. Taste for sweetness and add more sweetener if desired. Blend again for a few seconds if you add more sweetener. 
  4. Strain through a fine mesh strainer if desired. 
  5. Pour into a glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh strawberries and lime slices if desired. 
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Storage

This delicious strawberry freeze is best enjoyed right away. However, you can store the leftovers in a mason jar with the lid in the fridge for up to three days.

We do recommend if you are storing it for later to not add the additional ice cubes to your glass. 

A homemade strawberry Agua Fresca in a jar.

Recipe Variations

Watermelon Agua Fresca:  Switch out the strawberries for watermelon if you prefer a watermelon flavor to this simple recipe. 

Creamy Strawberry Agua Fresca:  If you prefer a creamy touch to this fruity drink, add ½ cup of coconut milk or condensed milk to the blender when you are making it. 

Pineapple Agua Fresca: Switch out the strawberries for some fresh pineapple to give this refreshing beverage a tropical fruit flavor that's perfect for summer. 

A strawberry agua fresca with a lime wedge as garnish.

Tips & Tricks

  • A high-powdered blender like a Ninja or Vitamin is best for this easy recipe. However, if you have a different blender you can use that instead it may just take longer to crush the ice. 
  • It's important that you use cold water instead of warm so that you don't melt the ice when making this delicious drink. 
  • You can use any type of sweetener for this drink recipe. I like to use brown sugar, granulated sugar, or agave nectar when I make this great recipe. 
  • For an extra flare to your drink, you rim the glass with coconut sugar, and top with your favorite tropical fruits or even hibiscus flowers. 
  • Feel free to use more or less sugar to suit your tastebuds. The first time you make it, we recommend following the recipe in the recipe card and then adding more sugar if desired. 
  • If you want more lime flavor in this fun drink, add an extra squeeze of fresh lime juice to your glass before you sip on this drink. 
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FAQ

What is strawberry Fresca made of?

This strawberry Fresca is made with fresh strawberries, cold water, lime juice, and sweetener of choice. 

What does agua fresca mean? 

Agua fresca, which translates to “fresh water†in English, is a popular beverage originating from Central America. This refreshing drink can be made with any combination of fruits or vegetables and is typically served cold for a delicious and hydrating summer treat. 

Is strawberry Fresca healthy?

Yes, this homemade strawberry Fresca is healthier than bottled fruit juices, because it's more of a fruit water than a fruit juice. So, you can feel about serving agua frescas to your family. 

A glass of Strawberry agua fresca with a straw and lime.

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A mason jar filled with strawberry Agua fresca.

Strawberry Agua Fresca

A sweet, refreshing strawberry lime drink.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Agua Fresca
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries chopped
  • 2 cups cold water
  • ½ lime
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated sugar or other sweetener, we used agave
  • Fresh strawberries or lime slices for garnish optional.

Instructions

  • Add the strawberries, water, sweetener of choice, and lime juice to the blender.
  • Blend on high until smooth, 1-2 minutes, depending on your blender.
  • Taste for sweetness and add more sweetener if desired. Blend again for a few seconds if you add more sweetener.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer if desired.
  • Pour into a glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh strawberries and lime slices if desired.

Notes

  • A high-powdered blender like a Ninja or Vitamin is best for this easy recipe. However, if you have a different blender you can use that instead it may just take longer to crush the ice. 
  • It's important that you use cold water instead of warm so that you don't melt the ice when making this delicious drink. 
  • You can use any type of sweetener for this drink recipe. I like to use brown sugar, granulated sugar, or agave nectar when I make this great recipe. 
  • For an extra flare to your drink, you rim the glass with coconut sugar, and top with your favorite tropical fruits or even hibiscus flowers. 
  • Feel free to use more or less sugar to suit your tastebuds. The first time you make it, we recommend following the recipe in the recipe card and then adding more sugar if desired. 
  • If you want more lime flavor in this fun drink, add an extra squeeze of fresh lime juice to your glass before you sip on this drink. 

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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