There is no flavor more classic when it comes to shaved ice then cherry. I’m not sure what it is about cherry that kids seem to love so much. It could be the sweetness but, I think they get a kick out of seeing their tongue turn bright red. How many times do your remember sticking your tongue out at your friend and asking if it’s red?
Clearly, you can’t go an entire summer without enjoying a cup of cherry shaved ice. I can’t seem to find a shaved ice place nearby so I decided to make my own. But, I didn’t want to do your typical bright red maraschino cherry flavor. Instead, I thought to do a black cherry and vanilla a classic combination that makes me think of summer and pie.
I love this syrup because it made with real cherries so, it tastes sweet and fresh not like candy cherry syrup. But, it still turns your tongue red, a dark red, but red non-the-less.
If cherry flavored shaved ice isn’t your thing I got a great Creamy Shaved Ice that you are going to love. What would be even more awesome would be shaved ice with vanilla cherry and cream. The perfect combo for those who can’t decide if they want their shaved ice fruity or creamy.
How are you staying cool this summer? Do you have any other flavors of shaved ice that you would like to see? I am looking for ideas so I will take suggestions. Have fun this summer and stay cool.
more recipes to stay cool
- 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.