Cherry slush

(13 ratings)
Essentials magazine, cherry slush
Essentials magazine, cherry slush
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe Triple tested: Relax in the sunshine with this refreshingly fruity ice slush made with seasonal cherries. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


  • 125g caster sugar
  • 375g pitted cherries
  • 4-5tbsp Cointreau, cherry brandy or your favourite liqueur.
  • Almond biscuits

Oxo Good Grips sells a brilliant cherry pitter,£10, to make preparing them effortless - you can use it to pit olives, too.


  1. In a pan, gently heat 125g caster sugar in 175ml water until dissolved. Add 375g pitted cherries and heat through. Cool, then add 4-5tbsp Cointreau, cherry brandy or your favourite liqueur. Transfer to a blender and whizz until smooth. Pour into a large plastic container and freeze overnight.
  2. To serve, crush with a fork then leave in the fridge for about 30 mins to soften a little, before spooning into 4 glasses. Serve with almond biscuits.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 215(kcal)
  • Fat 0.0g
  • Saturates 0.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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