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Agua De Piña

We have been spending a lot of time outside on the slip and slide, not me, but the kiddos.  Can you imagine me on a slip and slide? Pretty scary.

The kids slip and I sip, they slide and I sip.

I say it’s a pretty fun time for all involved.  Aguas frescas are one of the highlights of summer, that and paletas of course.  Fruit blended until shiny smooth, mixed with a bit of water and sweetened to taste. It really doesn’t get any better.  While the kids slip into their bathing suits I quickly blend a large pitcher of agua fresca, add ice and we’re set for the afternoon.

I don’t like to overload my agua with sugar or water as I want the fruit flavor to be the star.  Taste your pineapple before adding sugar and feel free to add more water if desired.  Pineapple and cucumber are also a great flavor combo and you can never go wrong with pineapple and mango.

 

Agua Frescas (fresh waters) are made with fresh fruit and a mix of vegetables or seeds. Prepared agua fresca drink mixes can be found in the Latin section of your grocery store, but I find many are loaded with sugar and provide very little fruit flavor. Why bother when aguas are so easy to make and can be made seasonal when the fruit/vegetables are at their peak.

Agua de Pina

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 12

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and diced
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ cup sugar, agave or your choice of sweetener

Instructions

  1. In a blender add half of the diced pineapple and 1/2 cup water.
  2. Blend until smooth and strain.
  3. Repeat with the second half of pineapple and strain.
  4. Add fresh pineapple juice, lime juice, water and sugar to large pitcher and stir.
  5. Taste and adjust for desired sweetness.
  6. Serve over ice.
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30 Responses to Agua De Piña

  1. [...] hands moved in a mechanical motion as I arranged the circles and handed the girls the filling.  I have gotten better or should I say I am making small steps toward slowly down  and relishing in the moments since our [...]

  2. Ooh! I need a BIG glass of this – just the thing for the soaring heat we’re having right now. *phewwww* I don’t know if I want to drink that, or dive into it ;)

  3. So refreshing and so so delicious!
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  4. Cheers to agua de piña!”They slide and I sip” made me smile.
    Hope recently posted..GiardinieraMy Profile

  5. This pineapple drink looks great…light and so refreshing. I would love to sip on it as well :)
    Hope you are enjoying your week Vianney!

  6. Incredibly refreshing drink, and love your other suggested combinations as well :)
    Hope you are having a wonderful week, hugs
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s on the side? Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Herb FetaMy Profile

  7. You post some of the most deliciously refreshing drink recipes, love this one!!
    stephanie @cookinfanatic recently posted..Sneak Peak…?!My Profile

  8. I like the idea of the pineapple and mango. Yum!

    Oh, go ahead and try the slip and slide! :-D
    Paz recently posted..Black and White Wednesday: Moroccan RecipesMy Profile

  9. that is one seriously refreshing drink! looks delicious!
    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) recently posted.."Be Quiet" Baby FudgeMy Profile

  10. I’m envious of your sip and slide afternoons! :) what a great drinking to be sipping on on! Gotta start looking for a good pineapple.
    mjskit recently posted..Tuesday Tutor at Cookin w/ LuvMy Profile

  11. I LOVE agua frescas and cam completely with you – why buy the sugar loaded mixes when you can get such a gorgeous, home made version. LOVE all your drinks!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  12. Sumer isn’t summer without aguas frescas. I love your pina agua fresca. Thanks for the tip on pineapple-cucumber mix, I have to try that. Another great recipe amiga:)
    Spicie Foodie recently posted..Tapas, Fruit Sangria and Spain On My MindMy Profile

  13. The drink looks so refreshing, I could use other juicy fruits to make the same. Lovely color.
    Sanjeeta KK recently posted..No Posts Were Found!My Profile

  14. I’m with you…paletas (of course!) and agua frescas all around! And pass the tequila while you’re at it ;P! This looks awesome, I could slug a whole pitcher.
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..girlichef is now indexed on Eat Your Books!My Profile

  15. Never heard of this drink, but it looks refreshing.
    yummychunklet recently posted..TwD: Baking French Strawberry Cake with JuliaMy Profile

  16. What a refreshing summer drink! If only it was not raining where I live, I would make this everyday!
    ATasteOfMadness recently posted..Eggless Banana SconeMy Profile

  17. Well now doesn’t that sound refreshing. And so pretty. I’m loving the slip, slide, sip theory. Works for me. :)
    Lea Ann recently posted..Cilantro HalibutMy Profile

  18. So refreshing! I’d much rather sip on one of these than slip and slide any day!

  19. This looks so refreshing! Perfect for a summer day. A little vodka couldn’t hurt either, right? ;-)
    the wicked noodle recently posted..ginger shrimp & peanut sauceMy Profile

  20. A slip and slide sounds like the best idea ever!! Along with this pineapple!
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  21. delicious! It looks delicious and perfect
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  22. You keep tempting me with these aguas! Too bad our blender makes everything taste like chili pepper, bleh. Looks so refreshing!

    xx

  23. Divine and so refreshing!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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