There is plenty of summer left to enjoy this ruby red, and refreshing cherry lime slush!
Before I get into today’s post, I want to update you on a new sharing tool I’ve added to the blog. You’ll notice the new “Yum” button at the end of each post.
If you haven’t heard, Yummly is an online and app based tool to collect your favorite recipes from around the internet in one spot. You can keep track of your favorite recipes from my site and others using this free service. All you have to do is set up a quick profile on the Yummly site and “yum” away. I love that Yummly allows you to save your diet preferences and food dislikes. If there’s a food you don’t like, ban it from the search results. Following a specific diet? Set a filter and only get recipes that work for it!
I’m just getting set up but would love for you to check out my Yummly publisher page.There’s a “Yum” button on each recipe which makes it easy to save and share your favorites.
Thanks for listening. Now on to today’s sweet recipe!
The deep, rich color of cherries hints at the abundant nutrients inside. My sugar optional Cherry Lime Slush recipe is the perfect way to enjoy them!
Earlier this summer, I got a box full of cherries from the Northwest Cherry Growers. I was excited to dig in. After giving some to my neighbors, making cherry walnut muffins, cherry hand pies and eating fresh ones every chance I could, I still had a few bags left. I pitted and froze them because cherry season is way too short for my taste. Now, I have lots of frozen cherries to use in smoothies and more.
Now (when it’s 97 degrees outside) is the perfect time to sip and savor this Cherry Lime Slush!
Reminiscent of that icy, syrupy sweet concoction that spins at the local convenience store, I wanted it to taste like a Slurpee. Luckily, this recipe can be made in much less time than it takes to get to the store or that drive-up burger place which shall remain nameless.
I pitted and froze my cherries at the peak of the season and they are super sweet so I didn’t need any sugar. Using frozen cherries removes the need for ice too. If your cherries are super sweet, try the recipe first without the sugar. You may be pleasantly surprised by the flavor plus you get to drink more that way. It’s basically an easy way to drink your cherries… maybe while sitting on the deck with a book and wishing the summer will never end.
- 4 cups frozen dark sweet cherries
- ½ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes juiced)
- 2 cups club soda
- ¼ cup sugar (optional)
Add all ingredients to a blender. Puree until smooth. Serve and enjoy immediately.