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
Print
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.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cherry Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Zoë François

Coca-Cola-Brined Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of John Currence

Shrimp Scampi with Cherry Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Cherry Cheesecake

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Cherry Dump Cake Cobbler

Penne Pasta with Chicken, Basil and Cherry Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Cherry Tomato Fra Diavolo Sauce, Seafood and Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyere Cheese Strata with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

On TV

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here