Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Day 2 of Seven Days of Cherries
This drink is a perfect vegan smoothie because it is 100% dairy free yet still remarkably creamy.
I used almond milk, which was surprisingly delicious and contains zero lactose or cholesterol. You can buy almond milk from the supermarket or simply make it yourself with some blanched almonds and water in a blender.
The almond milk shouldn’t be pre-sweetened because this will be done by the cherries and the almond syrup.
It’s a very rich shake, so you don’t want too much, and it’s quite elegant and adult in its flavours.
Cherry Almond Shake
Anna’s very own recipe. Serves 2.
24 pitted cherries
¼ cup (60ml) almond syrup (orzata/orgeat), or to taste
2 cups (500ml) almond milk, chilled
3 cups crushed ice
1. Blend cherries, almond milk and ice.
2. Add almond syrup for desired sweetness.
Note: add a shot of amaretto for some alcohol action!