Cool off with a tasty Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca. It is ridiculously easy to make and contains 3 ingredients: pineapple, fresh mint, and water. Just add pineapple, mint, and water to your blender and you’re ready to go!
What is Agua Fresca?
Agua Fresca is a traditional Latin American drink made of fresh or frozen fruit, water, and usually a sweetener. It reminds me of the sweet and fruity drinks I had as a kid, only agua fresas are made with real fruit.
Does Every Agua Fresca Recipe Have Sweetener in It?
With my agua fresca, I skipped the sweetener and used mint to add a hint a sweetness instead. You can use the sweetener of your choice, to taste if yours still tastes too tart for you.
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What If I Don’t Have Pineapple or Mint?
You can try this Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca with different fruits and herbs. If you use a fruit like strawberries or mango you might have to add some sweetener if the fruit is not ripe and sweet.
Also you don’t have to do a fruit and an herb. Try mixing fruits or just use a single fruit.
My Fruit Isn’t Sweet Enough, Can I Add a Sweetener?
Of course you can. A liquid sweetener will mix in better at room temperature. But you can still use vegan sugar if you make a simple syrup by adding 1 part sugar to 1 part hot water. Then add as needed to the Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca. That will allow you to sweeten little by little.
Can I Use Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca As a Cocktail Mixer?
The pineapple mint agua fresca would also be a great base for a grown-up rum cocktail. But mint goes great with gin too. Or mock it into a fancy mocktail by adding a little sparkling water.
Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca
- 3 cups pineapple chunks
- 3 cups water
- 25 mint leaves
- Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. If you don't have a powerful blender you may want to strain out the pulp.
- Serve over ice or cold or both!