A refreshing summer drink for kids and grown- ups as well.
Good morning everyone. As promised in my earlier post, I have one more drink recipe for you today. This is a part of our monthly Foodie Mamas Roundup. For those who are here for the first time, here’s a little bit about Foodie Mamas. We are a group of Mamas and Food Bloggers who come together every month with a chosen food ingredient. We work around that particular ingredient and make recipes that are kids and family friendly.
This month Emily from The Best Of This Life picked ‘Cherries’ as the main ingredient. From my side, I made this quick Cherry Ice Slush. My daughter loves all kinds of slushes, especially now when it’s getting really hot. Instead of using something store bought, I always prefer to give her something homemade.
In the following recipe, I have cooked cherries along with some vanilla extract and maraschino cherry juice and made it into a syrup. When it was time to serve, I just crushed some ice in the food processor and topped it up with the cherry syrup. That’s it. How simple yet delicious is that. The cherry syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. But I bet you will run out of it on the very day you prepare.
For the grown up version of this drink, you can freeze some cherry and vanilla liquor in ice cubes tray. Then when its time to serve, just run these cubes from the food processor and top it up with the cherry syrup. Just imagine yourself with this refreshing drink on a hot summer weekend.
Well, enough said, let’s go through the recipe.
- 2 cup cherries (pits removed)
- 1½ cup water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp maraschino cherry syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 to 10 ice cubes
- Start with adding cherries, water, sugar, maraschino cherry syrup and vanilla extract in a pot.
- Cook till cherries are cooked and turn soft.
- Once done, run them through the food processor.
- Strain this syrup to get rid of any solids.
- To Serve:
- Run the ice cubes through a food processor.
- In a serving glass, add the crushed ice and top it up with the cherry syrup.
- Garnish it with a cherry and serve.
Isn’t this drink easy to make? Let’s go through the other tempting Cherry Recipes:
- Emily Smith from The Best of this Life – Gluten-Free Cherry Crumble Pie
- Kaitie Lawlor from Fuchsia Freezer – Cherry Crumb Cake
- Sara Maniez from Life’s Little Sweets – Easy Cherry Pie with Puff Pastry Crust
- Chrissie Baker from The Busy Baker- Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles
- Lucy Baker Brandes from Turnip the Oven- Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
- Ali Randall from Home & Plate- Cherry Almond Moroccan Inspired Couscous
- Trish Bozeman from Rhubarbarians- Cherry vanilla skillet baked oatmeal
- Manju Mahadevan from Cooking Curries- Cherry Thyme Puff Pastry Hand Pies
This concludes our today’s Cherry Themed Roundup. You can get more Foodie Mama Roundups here. Have a wonderful week ahead.
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