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Melon Seed Agua Fresca

Serves 4
Time 15 min
Save the seeds from peak-season summer melons and use them to make this creamy and refreshing agua fresca. Garnish with sliced melon or fresh mint sprigs to add a fragrant punch to this summer cooler.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup cantaloupe or honeydew seeds (from about 2 melons), with pulp from just around the seeds (no need to wash them!)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Ice, for serving
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Method

In a blender, purée 4 cups water, cantaloupe seeds, honey, ginger and vanilla. Work in batches, if necessary.

Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl or pitcher and strain contents of the blender, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.

Discard the remaining solids.

Taste agua fresca and stir in more honey if desired.

Serve over ice.

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  • 1 1/2 cup cantaloupe or honeydew seeds (from about 2 melons), with pulp from just around the seeds (no need to wash them!)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Ice, for serving
Shop recipe on Amazon

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.