YieldsMakes about 12 cups; 8 servings
Notes: If making up to 4 hours ahead, cover and chill puréed mixture; add ice just before serving.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Cut and discard pits and peel from mangoes. Cut fruit into chunks.

Step 2
2

In a blender or food processor, in batches, whirl the mangoes, orange juice, mint leaves, and 5 cups water until smoothly puréed; pour into a pitcher. Stir in 1/4 cup lemon juice, or to taste.

Step 3
3

Pour agua fresca into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Ingredients

 3 pounds firm-ripe mangoes
 4 cups orange juice
 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed and drained
  About 1/4 cup lemon juice
  Ice cubes
  Mint sprigs

Directions

Step 1
1

Cut and discard pits and peel from mangoes. Cut fruit into chunks.

Step 2
2

In a blender or food processor, in batches, whirl the mangoes, orange juice, mint leaves, and 5 cups water until smoothly puréed; pour into a pitcher. Stir in 1/4 cup lemon juice, or to taste.

Step 3
3

Pour agua fresca into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Mango-Mint Agua Fresca