Foodland Ontario – Cherry Coconut Slushie

Sometimes a smile just comes from the swinging good time you have - Here Nation shares the joy of summer
Sometimes a smile just comes from the swinging good time you have - Here Nation shares the joy of summer

Foodland Ontario - Cherry Coconut Slushie
Foodland Ontario – Cherry Coconut Slushie

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – As summer warms up, having a tasty cool beverage to help cool down is always a great idea. Our friends at Foodland Ontario have come up with a really great beverage that is sure to please everyone in the family.

Cherry Coconut Slushie

A variety of ices can be found at roadside stalls in Indonesia to quench the thirst. Try this refreshing slushie when the temperature soars.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Serves 4 (Makes 4 cups/1 L)

2 cups (500 mL) Ontario Sweet Cherries, pitted
3/4 cup (175 mL) coconut milk
1/4 cup (50 mL) Ontario Honey (or to taste)
2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh lime juice
1 tsp (5 mL) coconut extract
2 cups (500 mL) ice cubes (approx.)

In blender, place cherries, coconut milk, honey, lime juice, coconut extract and ice cubes; process on high speed until smooth. Add more ice cubes if necessary for desired consistency. Serve immediately.

Tip: When cherries are at their peak, make batches of the recipe and freeze in single servings. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour or until desired consistency.

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving
PROTEIN: 1 gram
FAT: 6 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 30 grams
CALORIES: 178
FIBRE: 1 gram
SODIUM: 6 mg