Marachino Cherry Shake

Marachino Cherry Shake


  • 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries
  • 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped topping
  • Whole maraschino cherries, for garnish

Put a colander or strainer in a bowl. Pour cherries into the strainer. Measure out 3 tablespoons of juice and put it in a small container. You will use these 3 tablespoons of juice to prepare this recipe. You can either discard the remaining juice or save it for another use.

Put cherries from the strainer onto a cutting board. With a sharp knife, carefully cut cherries into small pieces. Have an adult show you how to use the knife.

Put chopped cherries, 3 tablespoons juice and ice cream in the container of an electric blender or food processor; cover blender. Process or blend until smooth. Do not put a spoon or spatula in the blender while it is running and keep your hands clear of the working parts.

Pour into 2 (12-ounce) glasses. Top with whipped topping; garnish with whole maraschino cherries.

Makes 2 (12-ounce) servings.

Thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for this recipe.

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