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Mango agua fresca

  • Author: Maura Wall Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Ataulfo mangoes are best for this agua fresca recipe because they are the sweetest variety and also least fibrous texture, which means you’ll discard less pulp.


  • 2 Ataulfo or Manila mangoes
  • 3 1/2 cups cold water
  • 3 tablespoons natural cane sugar (such as Zulka azúcar morena)


  1. Peel the mangoes and remove all the flesh from the pit. Put the flesh directly into a blender or food processor. Squeeze the juice out of any remaining flesh on the pit that is too difficult or rough to cut away from the pit.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of cane sugar and 3 1/2 cups of cold water to the blender or food processor and puree until completely smooth.
  3. Place a fine-mesh strainer or sieve over a pitcher and pour the contents of the blender through the sieve. You should only end up discarding about 2 tablespoons or so of the fibrous pulp left behind from the mango flesh.
  4. Serve over ice if serving immediately, or refrigerate. Will last about 4-5 days in the refrigerator.


Serve over ice. If you don’t consume it all, you can refrigerate the rest of the pitcher for up to four days. Remember to stir the agua fresca well because the mango puree will separate slightly when at rest.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Keywords: mango