Tuesday 11 January 2011

cherry almond shake

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!


  1. Ooh keep the cherry recipes coming, they sound delicious and we must make full use of our bounty of cherries! :D

  2. lorraine - i even bought some more today if you can believe it! i should be over them already.

  3. This shake has to be tried.. the dilemma is whether to do it as a part of my breakfast protein shake or as an indulgent dessert with my fave ..amaretto!

  4. Oh delish ! Reminds me of cassata for some reason... cherries and almonds are so wonderful together. I love using the cherry stones especially, steeped in milk...


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