Chuck Hughes' recipe for a super sweet drink with homemade cherry syrup is a treat for kids and grown-ups alike.
Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes
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Cherry Cola Float
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-liter) bottle cola or similar cola drink (Recommended: Coca Cola)
  • 2 cups fresh cherries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Vanilla ice cream, to garnish

Directions

Pit all cherries, leaving a few whole for garnish. In a saucepan, mix the cherries, sugar, and water. Bring heat to medium high and stir, slowly reducing the liquid. Skim the surface of the syrup once in a while. Once the liquid has reached a syrup-like consistency, about 25 minutes, remove from heat. Set aside to cool for 1 hour. Put in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator. For serving: In a frosted mug, add a scoop of ice cream, pour 1 tablespoon of the cherry mixture and top with coke. Garnish with fresh whole cherries. Cook's Note: For a drink, remove the vanilla ice cream and add a splash of spiced rum.

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