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Agua de Guayaba Recipe

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 7 1/2 cups 1x


Learn how to make this quick and easy Mexican drink: agua de guayaba.  This refreshing nonalcoholic drink is perfect for kids, parties, or Cinco de Mayo celebrations.  Enjoy a glass of this agua fresca today!


  • 1 pound ripe yellow guavas (6-7 guavas; 453g)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150g)
  • 6 cups water (1.4 liters)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, optional (45 ml)


  1. Rinse the guavas, slice off each end from the fruit, then cut them in half.
  2. Place the halved guavas in a blender or food processor and add 1/4 cup of the sugar and some of the water.  Puree the guavas until smooth, adding more water if needed.
  3. Strain the puree with a mesh sieve to remove the seeds.
  4. Stir the water into the guava puree.  Add more sugar to taste, and the lime juice if desired.
  5. Serve chilled or with ice.  Refrigerate leftover agua de guayaba for up to 3 days.


  • The guavas are ripe when they give slightly when gently squeezed.
  • Be sure to strain out the seeds, as they are very hard to chew.
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: agua de guayaba, guava drink, agua fresca