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March 20, 2012

Bring on the Summer with Cherry Limeade Slushies!! {Eating the Alphabet Series}

Hey there my peeps! 

Have you heard about this fun challenge called Eating the Alphabet? Like I need another challenge, right? But I can't help myself! I love them all so much. And this one is no exception. This is my first time participating. The whole idea is to make a recipe using a fruit or vegetable (or grains or beans) that starts with a specific letter. This month we had the letters C or D. After much thought, I decided on using CHERRIES! (Did you know there aren't very many fruits or vegetables starting with D? Not many that my brain could come up with anyway!!)

Again, whipped up a nice long word document list of some possibilities. I do that. Lists are my thing. They make me feel accomplished when I can cross off even the simplest of tasks. I'm getting off track though... after much consideration I decided on a fun cherry limeade slushie. The weather here has been GORG and so summer-like so I was definitely yearning for these slushies. In March! That's dang near a miracle here in Cincinnati! Temps in the 70s and 80s... in March?!?! Yes, tis true. So slushies are in order. This weather calls for them!

Definitely gonna try this using blueberries, and strawberries. And whatever other fruit I can get my hands on! You should too.

Cherry Limeade Slushies
from Good Life Eats

*makes 2 servings 
  • 2 cups Limeade *recipe below
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups of cold water
First, prepare limeade by combining sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved to make a simple syrup. Let cool. In a pitcher, combine the simple syrup, lime juice, and cold water. Chill
Once limeade is chilled, combine 2 cups of the limeade, crushed ice, and cherries in a blender. Serve immediately.

*Note: You can use 2 cups store-bought limeade if you want the shortcut version.

Just a note too that the limeade recipe above makes a whole recipe of limeade, not only the 2 cups called for in this recipe. So save that remaining limeade and store it in a jar or pitcher for another hot day!

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laxsupermom said...

Yum! That sounds so refreshing and perfect for the crazy warm weather we've been having! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Featuring YOU tomorrow from Must Try Monday!

Julie said...

That looks so refreshing! Now I'm all thirsty :)

vraklis said...

OK, I just left you a comment on your sauage cheese breakfast biscuits mentioning I haven' been getting updates. Well, I tried to subscribe, thinking I must have just imagined doing it in the first place, but it told me I was already subscribed! aaaaa--but i'm seriously not getting the updates. Boohoo. Has anyone else been having this type of problem?

Anyway, you've got me all seasonally out of whack now, Desi! First you get me craving fall with your question about what to do with allspice and cloves. And now I want summer b/c of this cherry limeade slushie! Looks sooo much better than the ones I used to get at Sonic (familiar with those?). Doesn't hurt that there's fresh fruit in these, not just juice and sugar! yum, yum

Veronica Miller said...

Oops, sorry, I commented with my other Google id so hopefully I didn't confuse you using another identity! That was Veronica too! I was just signing in with my yahoo email to see if I could figure out what was up with the feedburner subscription but I didn't get anywhere with it.

Unknown said...

Girl, I'm so impressed that you take on all these different challenges. I wish I could find that kind of motivation! lol
The drink looks like THE perfect drink to be sipping while grabbing some rays next to the pool!! You bring the drinks, I'll supply the grilled food!!

Chris said...

You forgot to include "rum" in the ingredient list ;)

April J Harris said...

What a lovely treat for a hot day. I like the cherry / lime flavour combination!

Jocelyn said...

I needed one of these yummy looking drinks last week too. Seriously can't believe how warm it was for March!!! But, I will take that any day over snow:-) Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

Janie said...

ooohhh! Those look so good!! Stopping by from Must Try Monday!

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