Piragua de Cherry y Vainilla (Cherry Vanilla Shaved Ice)
2 lbs frozen cherries
1¼ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 vanilla bean
8 cups shaved ice
In a pot combined cherries, sugar and water. Cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape out the caviar with the back of a knife. Add caviar and vanilla been skin to pot. Bring cherries to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Remove vanilla bean skin and transfer cherry mixture to a blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate cherry syrup until chilled.
Divide ice between 4 cups, saturate each with cherry syrup and serve.
The syrup can be thick for the ice. If you find this to be an issue just toss the ice with the syrup and spoon flavored ice into cups.
Recipe by The Noshery at http://thenoshery.com/piragua-de-cherry-y-vainilla-cherry-vanilla-shaved-ice/