cherry white wine slushies

August 4, 2012

Summer is in full swing which means non-stop sandaled feet, ice cream all the time, and chilled glasses of everything.

Summer also means that fruit is everywhere and out of control good.

While driving around my homeland of Washington State, I found a roadside stand that was selling pints of beautiful dark and sweet summer cherries for one dollar. As in one dollar of each pint of cherries. I could not believe it, and just in case it wasn’t real, I bought 5 pints.

Now I’ve got cherry fever.

And the only cure for that is cherry white wine slushies.

As I recall the last time I had a slushie it was of the blue raspberry variety and served with a straw/spoon combo that now as I’m thinking of it should probably be combined into a shorthand like its’ cousin – the spork.

From now on I think I will start calling them straoons.

The adult slushie has all the fun of the childhood version but is oh so much classier.

Lips may get stained but at least they will be a deep crimson red and not the shocking blue that was so difficult to hide after school from sneaky mothers.

Cherry white wine slushies are also fifty percent booze which means they are halfway there to the ultimate classy summer cocktail dessert. They also only involve two things – white wine and cherries – and a freezer to become pure magic.

Stuck on what to serve at the end of your next al fresco dinner party? One word: slushies.

Cherry White Wine Slushies
Serves 2 – 4 adults

2 cups dry white wine
2 cups fresh cherries, pitted

Blend together wine and cherries until smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a shallow freezer-safe dish and freeze. Check after 30 minutes and use a fork to scrape the sides that have frozen. Return to the freezer and repeat every 30 minutes until you reach your desired level of slushie. Serve immediately in small glasses with a cherry on top.

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baker in disguise August 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm

this is such a beautiful summer recipe!! love it love it… 50 per cent booze content… perfect for a lazy brunch… and that gorgeous colour!

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Eileen @ Ham Pie Sandwiches August 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Yay cherries! We used to just chop up a bunch of summer fruits and pour white wine over them, but this slushie sounds like a much better idea. So perfect for hot afternoons!

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Riley August 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I live for cherry season! This looks absolutely wonderful!

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cristina August 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

I loveee cherries!!!! I cannot wait for tasting your idea!

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Christine August 6, 2012 at 1:16 am

okay – how did i just find your blog? love it so much :)

gotta try these! perfect for summer :)

thxx!!

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Lillie August 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Aw, thank you! So happy you found me!

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Ine @ Honey, are you eating enough vegetables? August 7, 2012 at 6:16 am

I wish cherries where that cheap here in The Netherlands! Doesn’t matter though! I’m halfway out the door to go to the supermarket to buy some wine and cherries!

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Erin August 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Wow, these look amazing! I’ve got a pile of cherries sitting in my fridge and now I know exactly what I’ll be doing with them!

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