Cherry Lime Slushies

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Cherry Lime Slushies are the refreshing drink you should be making this summer!

three cherry lime slushies garnished with lime and with a straw

Remember 7-11 Slurpees?  In fact, 7-11 still serves their Slurpees, and many other gas stops have replicated them. We look forward to getting them every time we’re on a road trip. They’re sweet and slushy and they give you a brain freeze if you drink them too quickly. These Cherry Lime Slushies are the healthier version of the 7-11 Slurpee. And they’re so delicious!

ingredients displayed for cherry lime slushies in glass bowls: cherries, powdered sugar, frozen limeade

Ingredients needed:

  • frozen cherries
  • sparkling water
  • ice cubes
  • frozen limeade concentrate

overhead shot of cherry lime slushies blended in food processor. fresh limes in the background

How to make Cherry Lime Slushies:

You’ll need a blender to make slushies. It’s easy! All you have to do is blend your cherries in your blender or food processor. This works best in a food processor, but if you have a really good blender then that should work too. Then you’ll take the blended cherries and put them in a fine sieve/strainer over a bowl and push all of the cherry juice into the bowl with the back of a spoon.

Then you’ll take the collected cherry juice and blend that with sparkling water, ice and frozen limeade. You can add more ice, as needed, to get it to a good slushie consistency.

cherry lime slushies in glasses - 3 of them) with straws.

And then you have your Cherry Lime Slushies so pretty and ready to enjoy on a hot summer day. Garnish with a whole cherry and a slice of lime, or just leave them plain if you don’t care about garnishes.

Substitution suggestions:

Try substituting mango to create mango-lime slushies. And you can use frozen blueberries and use lemonade concentrate to make blueberry lemon slushies!

overhead shot of cherry lime slushie garnished with fresh lime and fresh cherries. peek at two more slushies in the background

It was 116 degrees here in Arizona the other day. Let that sink in. HOT!  These slushies are the perfect way to cool off. Enjoy!

Here are a few more refreshing drink recipes you might like to try:

three cherry lime slushies garnished with lime and with a straw

Cherry- Lime Slushies

RecipeBoy.com (adapted from The Family Calendar cookbook)
The best summer treat!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 4 slushies

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups frozen sweet pitted cherries
  • 4 cups sparkling water
  • 2 to 3 cups ice
  • One 6-ounce can frozen limeade concentrate

Instructions
 

  • Place the cherries in a food processor and process until pureed. Strain them through a fine-mesh sieve into bowl.
  • Place the cherry juice, sparkling water, ice and limeade concentrate into a blender; blend on high until the mixture is the consistency of a slushie. Add more ice, as needed.
Keyword cherry, lime, slushies