If you’re like us, you have fond summer memories of biking to your local gas station for late night cherry slushies. It was practically a right of passage! And while those evening excursions could be fun, sometimes you were met with devastating news upon arrival: the slushy machine was broken!
These days, thanks to ZOKU’s Slush & Shake Maker, having your plans for summer slurping thwarted by a broken machine is a thing of the past. In fact, you won’t even need to grab your bike—because you can make your own cherry slushy at home in just a few minutes! Our Cherry Slushy recipe has all the nostalgia of your childhood favorites, plus a hint of lime and mint for an updated flavor you’ll love.
CHERRY SLUSHY WITH LIME AND MINT
SERVING SIZE: Makes 2 slushies
1 lb fresh sweet cherries (pitted)
Zest of 1 small lime
1 cup (8 oz) quality limeade
6-8 fresh mint leaves
Additional mint leaves or lime slices (for garnish)
2 oz white rum (optional)
1. Puree cherries, lime zest, limeade, and mint in a blender on medium speed.
2. Pour into the Slush & Shake Maker; stir until thick.
3. If desired, stir in 1 oz of rum into each slush before serving.
4. Garnish with optional lime slices or mint leaves.
If you love recipes that use fresh cherries, we think you’ll also enjoy this smoothie!