Cherry Limeade Slushies
These cherry limeade slushies are easy to make and perfect for summer!
I’ve become slightly obsessed with making lemonades and limeades this summer. It’s not only extremely hot where I live, but it’s also very humid too. I’ve always loved summer, but one thing I absolutely hate is the humidity. If you live somewhere where it’s humid then you probably understand. Good hair days do not exist for me during the summer. Ever.
But one thing I do love about summer are the cold and refreshing drinks that come along with it. I’ve mentioned it several times before, but as a teenager Sonic used to be my go-to place for drinks and cherry limeades were an almost daily occurrence.
Now it’s just an occasional treat for me, but since I’ve started making my own at home I have to say I enjoy them much more! This recipe starts with a homemade limeade recipe that’s easy to make. I made a simple syrup for this recipe since this is a cold and icy drink you want to make sure the sugar is fully dissolved.
Once you make the simple syrup, just combine it with fresh lime juice and water and refrigerate it until you’re ready to make these slushies. The limeade is great to make ahead of time and if you have any leftover you can just drink it. Yes!
I used frozen cherries in this recipe, which I loved and they’re a little more convenient. I also added some ice, but you can certainly leave the ice out if you prefer.
Hope you enjoy! Have a great Monday, friends!
Cherry Limeade Slushies
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 cups cold water
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
Cherry Limeade Slushies:
- 2 cups limeade
- 2 cups frozen dark sweet cherries pitted
- 2 cups ice
To make the limeade:
- To make the simple syrup, add the cup of water and sugar to a saucepan. Heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
- Add the 4 cups of cold water, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup to a large pitcher. Stir well to combine and refrigerate until ready to use.
To make the Cherry Limeade Slushies:
- Add 2 cups of the limeade, frozen cherries, and ice to a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth and slushy. Serve immediately.
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I can’t get enough of slushies and smoothies this summer, either! I think it’s because it feels like it’s 1000 degrees outside! This cherry limeade slushie sounds so refreshing, Danielle! I love how easy it is to make. Love the gorgeous color too!
This hot weather makes me crave these drinks too! Thanks, Gayle!
I am in LOVE with these beauties, Danielle! How fun to combine cherries and limeade into one stunner of a slushy! Can’t get enough of their gorgeous color. 🙂 Pinned!
This looks amazing! So I’m over here making cocoa and apple cider and you are making slushies! 😉 I could have TOTALLY used this over the weekend because all those hot drinks were killing me!
You’re way ahead of me though, Annie! It’s just too hot for hot drinks right now, but I’m looking forward to when it’s time for them 😉
These slushies are just the thing I need with all the heat we are having. Cherry limeade sounds like such a refreshing flavor! Love this!!
These slushies look awesome, Danielle! What a genius idea to combine cherry and limeade. This sounds like an amazingly refreshing flavor! YUM!
Love the cherry lime flavor combo! This is a slushie where I can pronounce all the ingredients 🙂
Uhhhh, can I add vodka? Because this sounds like an AMAZING poolside drink!! So yum! I didn’t get a Sonic near me until after college, but I’m sure it totally would have been our high school hangout if we had one! 😉
Vodka sounds like a great idea 😉
Keep the lemonade recipes coming! I love them all. I used to work at Hot Dog on a Stick and miss making their lemonade, so I can wait to recreate these recipes. Pinned!! 🙂
I’m obsessed with the lemonades/limeades lately 😉 Thanks, Cyndi!
These slushies look amazing! I love the gorgeous color! The cherry limeade combo sounds so refreshing and perfect for cooling down on a hot day!
Yum! These slushies look so good.. Beautiful color.. Perfect summer drink!
Even though the UK isnt that hot currently, I cannot get enough of smoothies. I cant say Ive ever had a “slushie” and this recipe might just be THE thing im needing to break my smoothie addiction! Delicious!
Slushies are alternative to smoothies! Hope you enjoy it if you try it, Lucie!
It is currently so hot right now that these slushies sound like heaven!
Cherry and lime together are such a good combination and these look delicious! We’ll be including your recipe in our weekend features article next Sunday with credit and a link back to you. We tweet and pin all of our features and I can share the link when the article goes live if you’d like to share on social media as well.
Thanks, Jenna! That sounds great 🙂
These are gorgeous and SO refreshing! I love icy drinks!
Oh man, are these pretty! I love the cherry-lime combination, and the only time I have drinks like this is at home — homemade is always best! And humidity is torture on my hair — it turns into one big frizz ball! I totally relate. 🙂
Humidity really is torture on my hair too, I definitely know what you mean. Thanks, Marcie!
looks so refreshing! keep the lemonade and limeade recipes coming Danielle!
This drink sounds and looks perfect Danielle! Love cherry limeade, need to make these slushies this weekend!
Hope you like them, Mira 🙂