Guava Agua Fresca, Aromatic, Easy and Fast

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Guava agua fresca, also know in Mexico as agua de guayaba, both surprises and refreshes. If you’ve never tried it, its floral and fruity aromas will fill the air and your senses, and make you wish you had discovered it sooner. You need just 3 ingredients to make it, and it’s ideal for sunny days or anytime you have a gathering of family and friends.

I grew up with a guava tree in my backyard. I loved inviting my cousins and my friends over to climb that tree. We would pick as many guavas as possible and then sit on a branch eating delicious fruit together. At times, we ate so many we had difficulty climbing out of the tree. I hope you enjoy this traditional Mexican guava agua fresca as much as I do.

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What is a Guava?

Guava is a fruit native to tropical America and, according to Waverley Root, there are approximately 150 species of guava in the world. They belong to the genus Psidium, Greek for “pomegranate,” Root says it was probably so named because the many small hard seeds enclosed by the pulp recall the pomegranate.

Currently, you can also find them in other parts of the world, like Portugal, Hawaii, and India, just to name a few. In the United States, they are grown commercially in Florida, but you can also find them in private gardens in southern California. I wish I had a tree at my house!

They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with yellow to pinkish skin, and with pale yellow to red flesh.

When in season, we use guavas in smoothies, cakes, desserts, Christmas punch as well as this guava agua fresca. My favorite way to eat them is fresh, picked from the tree.

raw guavas

The Benefits of Guava

Rich in minerals and fiber, some species offer higher vitamin C content than citrus. Guavas are a good source of folate, vitamin A and potassium, too.(1)

So, guava agua fresca satisfies not only our taste but our body’s needs as well.

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Glass with guava agua fresca top view

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Guava Agua Fresca

Ingredients

  • 1 lb guavas, washed and cut in quarters
  • 3/4 – 1 cup sugar, depending on sweetness of the guavas. Start with 3/4 cup
  • 6 cups of water, divided
  • Ice

You will also need

  • Blender or food processor
  • Strainer
  • Pitcher

Place guavas, sugar and 3 cups of water in a blender or food processor. Mix until well combined.

Strain guava mixture into the pitcher, pour in the rest of the water.

Adjust sugar, add ice and serve.

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guava agua fresca glass with title

Source (1) Nutrition Data  https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1927/2

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guava agua fresca
5 from 6 votes

Guava Agua Fresca

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 lb guavas washed and cut in quarters
  • 3/4 - 1 cup sugar depending on sweetness of the guavas. Start with 3/4 cup
  • 6 cups water divided
  • Ice

You will also need

  • Blender or food processor
  • Strainer
  • Pitcher

Instructions

  • Place guavas, sugar and 3 cups of water in a blender or food processor. Mix until well combined.
  • Strain guava mixture into the pitcher, pour in the rest of the water.
  • Adjust sugar, add ice and serve.
Course: Cold Beverages & Aguas Frescas
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: How do you make guava agua fresca, what can I make with a guava
Author: Silvia

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Shannon Gurnee
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Shannon Gurnee

I haven’t had very many recipes with Guava in it, but this one sounds delicious! I would love to try this sometime.

Rosey
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Rosey

I know I’ve had guava before, I think in a popover? I bet it’d be good in the drink too. Honestly, it’s been so long I can’t remember the flavor of one. I”m going to look for one at the grocery.

Sara Welch
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Sara Welch

I really love the ingredients in this drink. It sure does look pretty refreshing right about now!

Jojo Hua
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Jojo Hua

How interesting! I have had cartons of guava juice before, which is delicious but I’ve never seen a guava fruit before and I never even thought to google what it looked like!

Ann Snook-Moreau
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Ann Snook-Moreau

Yum, this sounds so refreshing for a hot summer day! I have never tried a guava before but they sound tasty. I did recently get to try their juice mixed with others in Jamaica and it was amazing!

Kiwi
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Kiwi

I was just in Mexico just last week. I would love to try this guava agua fresca it looks like it has many health benefits.

Roshni Kanabar
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Roshni Kanabar

We ate lots of Guava on a recent trip to India, we don’t get them in the UK though. I loved the taste of the ripe pink fleshed ones. The juice sounds totally refreshing.

Enriqueta Lemoine
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Enriqueta Lemoine

I love guava and I’m so happy that we have a lot in FL!

Ale
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Ale

I had this agua fresca when growing up in M

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