This agua fresca recipe is a great way to teach the kiddos how to use the blender, and to give them a couple of fruit servings in one sitting. Chef Alekka hit a home run with this refreshing drink your kids are gonna love. Heck, we did!
Alekka Sweeney is a Pittsburgh-based culinary director and baking instructor focused on dining curations and cooking classes. After more than 20 years spent in Chicago, her main goal is to share her culinary and baking skills with all ages and cooking levels. Her kid-friendly recipes are intended to be easy enough to give children some independence in the kitchen, encourage them to explore new flavors, and help them learn to prepare things for the entire family to enjoy.
STRAWBERRY PINEAPPLE AGUA FRESCA RECIPE
1 cup fresh pineapple-diced
1 C fresh strawberries-washed and stems removed
1 Tbsp honey
1 ½ C sparkling water
1 C ice cubes
4 sprigs mint
Juice the limes and combine diced pineapples and strawberries in a blender.
Add the honey to the blender and mix until smooth and thoroughly blended.
After fully blended, pour the blended ingredients into a pitcher and combine with the sparkling water.
Pour over glasses filled with ice and garnish with mint sprigs.
Yields 4 servings
RECIPE BY ALEKKA SWEENEY / STYLING BY KEITH RECKER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE BRYCE / STORY BY STAR LALIBERTE
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