4 Ingredient Sour Cherry Slushies

This all natural sour cherry slushy has only four ingredients. Minimally sweetened, super simple, and deliciously refreshing.

This all natural sour cherry slushy has only four ingredients. Minimally sweetened, super simple, and deliciously refreshing.

I love running in almost any weather — icy conditions being the one exception. I started running during the summer, long hikes that turned into slow, plodding awkward runs. Perhaps because that seed was planted in me, I actually kind of LOVE running in hot, sticky weather. Call my crazy – Jason does. The only part I don’t like about it is having to wash my hair more often, which just strips it dry.

This all natural sour cherry slushy has only four ingredients. Minimally sweetened, super simple, and deliciously refreshing.

 

Anyways, I headed out for a trot recently and it was even a little too muggy for me. While I was shuffling along, I started dreaming of cold things. Popsicles. Beer. Fizzy water. Slushies. It thankfully started to rain, which made the run more tolerable.

But I still had slushies on the brain, so much so that when I returned from my run I immediately set about making some. They were the easiest treats ever.  I started by pitting some cherries, pureeing them, and then passing the puree through a fine mesh sieve to get rid of all the cherry skins. It was pretty much cherry juice at that point, about two cups of it. It fit perfectly into a  regulation 16 pit ice tray. Once the cherry juice cubes were nice and solid, I tossed them into a blender with some fresh lemon juice, water, and a little sugar.

This all natural sour cherry slushy has only four ingredients. Minimally sweetened, super simple, and deliciously refreshing.

I tried to be one of those no-sweetener added people. I really did. But it was not to be for this recipe. And I’m totally okay with that. But if you are on the no-sweetener added train, by all means, omit the sugar. They are actually quite a bit slushier than they appear in the photos, but they’d gotten a little melty while I was taking photos. I also had the AC off (don’t ask me why), which didn’t help with the heat any.

This sweet fruity babies however, will fo sho chill you out.

This all natural sour cherry slushy has only four ingredients. Minimally sweetened, super simple, and deliciously refreshing.

Sour Cherry Slushies

  • 1 1/2 lbs cherries
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Yeilds about four 6 oz servings.

  1. Pit the cherries and puree them. Pour the puree through a fine mesh sieve to get rid of any solids or skins.
  2. Pour the now-cherry juice into a 16-cube ice tray. Freeze till solid
  3. Once solid, combine the cherry ice cubes in a blender with the the lemon juice, water, and sugar.
  4. Serve with love.

P.S. Y’all, my husband just finished his first Ironman and I’m soooooo proud of him. Here is a crappy screenshot of the finish line feed. I wasn’t able to go to the race, but I was the silent team member though months and months of training. Go Jason!!! ✨✨

 

 

 

 

 

 

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