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July 19, 2013

Watermelon Agua Fresca

It's hot!  Summer is hot!  Texas is burning me like an unlucky sleepwalking vampire.  We recently took a trip to Louisiana, and along the way stopped in Luling to pick up a few watermelons.  Luling is a town that has an annual "watermelon thump," a festival in which folks gather, bring their best watermelons, and proceed to thump (flick) them to figure out which ones are the juiciest.  There is even a Thump Queen.  All that said, we picked up two along the way, and may have been a bit zealous since they both weighed about 10-15 pounds.

I ended up with a bunch of juicy, delicious, leftover melon.  Blender.  I'd refrigerate this or you could blend with ice.

Also, we are in the process of moving/unpacking into our new house, so posts are few and far between until I can get my bearings!  Happy summer!  Don't forget your sunblock, dude.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Takes: 10 min     Makes: about 4 cups
You Need: 
  • about 5 cups watermelon, cut into 2-inch cubes (doesn't need to be seeded)
  • 6 Tbsp honey (to taste, really - you can always add more)
  • 1 C water or 1/2 C water and 1/2 C ice
1.  Add 5 cups chopped pieces of watermelon to blender, add honey, add water/ice and blend.  Wait about 2 minutes, then pour slowly through a sieve (the starch and seeds should rise to the top so you can get around them easier), scraping and rinsing as you go.  

1 comment:

  1. What a great story and photography! Such a refreshing beverage for the hot summer weather!!