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Recipe: Pistachio Agua Fresca

Jun 26, 2015
Angie Ramirez

Last month, my family and I went on a road trip to visit my parents in my hometown – El Paso, Texas. When we got there, all l wanted to do was to explore the city where I grew up and lived for most of my life. Of course I missed my parents and sister dearly, but I also missed the food! While I was shopping around at a flea market, a few of the stands were selling Agua Fresca’s (a light, fruity drink made with fresh local ingredients that is a common homemade refreshment in Mexico), and a minty colored one caught my eye. When I found out the flavor was pistachio, I couldn’t pass it up without giving it a try. It was so delicious that as soon as we got home, I attempted to re-create my own version of Pistachio Agua Fresca.

Pistachio Agua Fresca 

Pistachio Agua Fresca

Prep: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


2 cups of pistachio ice cream
1 cup of water
1 cup of milk
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Ice, if desired


In a large bowl, combine ice cream, water, milk and vanilla extract. Mix well until ice cream has melted. Add ice (if desired) and stir. Keep refrigerated.

Now that most kids are out of school, we’re all in search for the perfect afternoon treat and this one has definitely hit the spot in my home. Give this recipe for Pistachio Agua Fresca a try when you are in need of a sweet refreshing drink this summer. Wishing you all a fun refreshing summer!

Pistachio Agua Fresca 

What is your go-to summertime refreshment?

Photos courtesy of Angie Ramirez.

Pistachio Agua Fresca

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On Sunday, March 13, 2016, Mrs. Rita Saint Jaime from El Paso, Texas wrote

Thank for your recipe. I live in El Paso and I love this drink. I never have the nerve to ask them how its made, because I don't think they want to give their secret. I made you version and enjoyed it. I'm making it for my work for Saint Patrick Day.


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