Agua fresca is the term we use in Mexico for fresh fruit blended with water, which we drink at home during mealtime. Our strong meal is usually around 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and we have three things that are a must at the table: tortillas, salsa, and agua fresca.
There are a lot of combinations for agua fresca — you can make them with just fruit or a combination of fruit, grains, seeds, or flowers — but you always include sugar and water. When I was a kid, at home, we usually had watermelon, jicama, papaya, and pineapple agua fresca. I can still remember getting back from school and opening the fridge to find a colorful pitcher filled with this delicious drink.
As a mom, I prefer for my kids to drink plain water, and that's why I transformed my love for aguas frescas into ice pops they could have as a treat occasionally.
This combination of pineapple and spearmint is fresh, delicious, and even therapeutic, as both ingredients are full of benefits for the body. I try to prepare them with as little sugar as possible to make them on the healthier side of treats.
2 cups chopped pineapple
1 cup water
2 tablespoons pure cane sugar
1 tablespoon finely minced spearmint leaves (about 1/4 cup loosely fitted leaves)
- Blend the pineapple, water, and sugar until smooth. Taste for sweetness, and add more sugar if needed.
- Add the minced spearmint.
- Pour the agua fresca in the ice-pop molds.
- Freeze overnight, and then enjoy!
- Desserts, Frozen
- South American
- 8-10 ice pops
- Total Time
- 23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds