Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca

Naturally sweet and totally refreshing. This pretty pink cooler is about to become my healthy summer staple.

Total Time: 5 minutes


Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca - Zero added sugar, all-natural, totally refreshing, and only three ingredients.

Whenever I host a Mother’s Day meal, I naturally turn to pink. Pink everything. Pink flowers. Pink dishes. And, of course, pink food and drink.

I mean, what better color to celebrate women everywhere?! It’s the most feminine color around. And so many delicious foods lend themselves naturally to this, the chickiest of hues. Like strawberries. And raspberries. Radishes, potatoes, even some onions. And of course – of course! – watermelon. The queen of melons, she’s sweet, she’s succulent, and she’s as rosy as they get.

You know where I’m going with this. Watermelon coconut agua fresca is indeed the perfect shade of pink for Mom’s Day. And you know what else is awesome about this stuff? Unlike most agua frescas, this one has zero sugar added! None! It doesn’t need it.

Coconut water, pureed watermelon, and a squeeze of lime. That’s it.

Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca - Zero added sugar, all-natural, totally refreshing, and only three ingredients.

The natural sweetness in both the watermelon and the coconut water are plenty to make this perfectly drinkable and completely refreshing. The perfect summer drink. Light, hydrating, delicious – but not cloying.

If you really, really want yours a little sweeter, just stir in a little sugar until it dissolves, but I uphold it truly doesn’t need any. I also don’t find full-on sugar soda or heavy fruit juices refreshing – especially in the heat of summer – so this watermelon coconut agua fresca is what I’ll be sipping on instead.

Bonus: I’ll feel totally girly while drinking it. Pinkies up! (Oh, and Moms: Happy Mother’s Day!)

Print Recipe

Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca

Naturally sweet and totally refreshing. This pretty pink cooler is about to become my healthy summer staple.

Yield: About 8 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 (3 pound) seedless watermelon, cubed (about 5 cups)
  • 4 cups (1 quart) coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from 1 medium lime)


  1. Puree the watermelon in a blender. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a pitcher and carefully pour the pureed watermelon through the sieve. Discard pulp.
  2. Stir in coconut water and lime juice.
  3. Chill, covered, until cold - at least an hour. Serve over ice.

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

15 Responses to “Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca”

  1. Becca from ItsYummi! posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I’m allergic to coconut, but my husband will LOVE this during the hot summer months!  Pinned!

    • Karen Raye posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 am

      You are very sweet to make this for your husband anyway! Thank you for the pin. :)

  2. maria tadic posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I just made a huge pitcher of agua fresca – but with pineapple and lime!  I love the color of your watermelon version AND that you used coconut water.  Genius.  And i also love that you didn’t add any xtra sweetner.  Smart thing when you have sweet fruit! 

    • Karen Raye posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Pineapple and lime agua fresca sounds so divine! I’ll send you some of mine if you send me some of yours. ;)

  3. Mai-Lis @ A Sunshiny Day posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I’m so thirsty right now, I’m trying to drink my screen, this looks SO GOOD! I guess its time to stand up and get some water :) but I wish I had THIS!

    • Karen Raye posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:59 am

      Ha, thanks so much! :)

  4. dina posted on May 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    this looks like such a refreshing summer drink!

  5. Courtney @ The Fig Tree posted on May 9, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Such a pretty drink! I love making watermelon and lime punch in the summer. Love that you added coconut water to the mix. Cannot wait to try this :)

    • Karen Raye posted on May 13, 2014 at 5:06 am

      Watermelon and lime are totally MFEO. I recently discovered the beauty of squeezing lime on a wedge of fresh watermelon, too – SO GOOD! 

  6. Emma posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Beware, this is not sugar free, the watermellon is loaded with natural sugar that raise your glucose level very quickly. Sad to say but diabetics would have major issues drinking this, even though it looks heavenly. 

  7. Rachel posted on July 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Can you tell me what brand of coconut water you used?  I’ve yet to find any that I think taste good.  Thanks!

    • Karen Raye posted on July 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Rachel, I drink all different brands and find they’re all pretty similar to one another (with the exception of one recent brand that had pulp which I found weird). When I’ve made this recipe I tend to use Trader Joe’s generic brand because it comes in the exact size needed and the price is right. Hope that helps. It definitely can be an acquired taste!

  8. Lisa posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:40 am

    What a great way to quench your thirst.

  9. Sam @ PancakeWarriors posted on May 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I just bought a watermelon, this sounds so refreshing! What a great recipe!!

  10. JLB posted on July 3, 2015 at 11:22 am

    How far ahead can I make this and will it change it’s taste? Just trying to minimize dishes and last minute prep/cleaning. Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!

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