I love cherry season. There are always plenty of cherries at the Farmer’s Market, and you can find people selling them in front of stores for fundraisers as well. I definitely support cherry fundraisers over candy and cookie fundraisers!
The girls will gobble down a couple pounds in no time at all. I can’t imagine how many they could eat if the cherries didn’t have pits to slow them down!
I have fond memories of drinking cherry lemonade at a fast food restaurant that I won’t mention as a kid. So when my Dad gave us a ton of limes from their tree, I wanted to try to recreate that tasty memory for my kids with this cherry limeade.
I prefer my limeade a bit tart, so if you like yours on the sweeter side I’d suggest adding another half cup of sugar.
Fresh Squeezed Cherry Limeade Recipe
- 2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 1/2 cups pitted cherries
- 1 cups organic cane sugar
- 5-6 cups filtered water
- Squeeze the juice from your limes. This is a great task for the kids!
- Pit your cherries and set aside.
- Add 3 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar to a medium sauce pan and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Place the lime juice and cherries into your blender (I use a Blendtec) and blend until it’s a smooth liquid.
- Transfer the juice from the blender to a pitcher and whisk in the sugar water.
- Add the remaining water, starting with 2 cups, then adding more if necessary.
- Add the ice to the pitcher if you’re serving immediately, or move the pitcher to the fridge if you’ll drink the cherry limeade more gradually.