Pineapple Agua Fresca-Pineapple Paletas

You know how I feel about pineapple, and I can't believe it took me this long to post this agua fresca and paleta recipe! Everything fresh and perfect for summer!

Course beverage, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword agua fresca, Paletas, pineapple, popsicles
Servings 8 Servings



  • 1 large fresh pineapple
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Juice of 1 large lime
  • Sugar to taste
  • You will also need
  • 8-10 fresh strawberries sliced in half
  • 2 cups melon sliced in 1/2 inch cubes
  • Paleta molds for 6-8 4 oz paletas



  1. Slice the fresh pineapple in 1/2 inch cubes. Add 3/4 of pineapple to the blender along with 4 cups of cold water, juice of 1 lime and sugar to taste. Blend on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Strain through a fine wire strainer into a pitcher. Chill for a few hours.
  2. Take the remaining fruit, including strawberries and melon and lay them out onto a sheet pan lined with wax paper. Freeze for a few hours.
  3. When ready to serve, add frozen fruit to pineapple agua fresca and serve in chilled glasses.
  4. For Paletas: Pour prepared agua fresca into molds 2/3 full. Add a few pieces of your mixed fresh fruits until molds are completely filled. Freeze overnight. To release paletas from mold, run under lukewarm water for 3-40 seconds.

Recipe Notes

A basic fruit based agua is very easy to prepare. The key is to use fresh, ripe fruit that is season. And if the fruit you choose needs a little perk, add some fresh citrus, like orange or lime juice. Adding frozen fresh fruits is a treat! Good quality flavored extracts are a good way to add extra flavors. Coconut and vanilla extract would be really tasty combined with this pineapple agua fresca as well as with the paleta.