Watermelon love: Aguas Frescas

I came across this recipe last summer in Hobby Farm Home but have found similar recipes for this refreshing watermelon and mint drink in Southwestern and Mexican cookbooks. If you're tired of water with ice, heavy smoothies or ice cream, aguas frescas is an excellent, simple and inexpensive substitute.

Aguas Frescas 
1-3 good-sized red or yellow watermelon(s) - cubed, seeds removed (yes, use the real ones, not the creepy, sterile seedless ones) and frozen for several hours*
1/4 c. of mint (peppermint, spearmint; 2-3 sprigs)
1/2 c. - 1 c. water
(*You can use fresh watermelon, but you'll need to add ice when blending)
- Combine the watermelon and mint leaves in a blender. Add in water until the mixture is smooth. Serve
- Serving suggestion: If you don't use the entire mixture, pour it into ice pop molds.
Make this recipe now, when watermelon is fresh, in-season and at its best.

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