Cherry Almond Mocha Smoothie
Sip on this cherry almond mocha smoothie: it’s a sweet and seasonal pick-me-up!
Hello my friends! Last night, I finally made it home, after 9 straight days of travelling to 3 separate destinations. It was a bit of a whirlwind and I am completely behind on everythiiiiing! But that was pretty much what I expected would happen, so I’m trying not to panic 😉
I haven’t really been able to keep up with my social media much, so if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve been pretty quiet. I also haven’t been able to comment on my friends’ blogs very much, but I tried to make up for it by pinning a lot. And my own comment inbox is overflowing, so please be patient with me this week as I try to answer all your sweet messages over the next several days!
I whipped this treat up two weeks ago and snapped the pics, but I’m just getting around to filling you guys in on it now. It’s awesome!
I went back and forth on whether to call it a frap or a smoothie, but in the end “smoothie” won out because it ended up being mostly fruit. Let’s talk about this fruit, shall we? I was beyond thrilled to receive this mahoosive crate of fresh, plump, juicy black cherries from Stemilt Growers. Seriously. Are cherries like the best, most awesome thing about summer or what? I truly look forward to them all year ’round, and now they’re finally here! And I’ve got tons, woot!
For years I pushed off the purchase of my cherry pitter, and I have no idea why. It’s a great tool and really kind of essential if you want to be able to take advantage of the opportunity to bake with fresh cherries. Or, if you’re like me and you have little kids that can’t seem to figure out how to spit out the pit! I love feeding fruit to my kids and I don’t want them to not be able to enjoy cherries in summer. That’s just un-American. Get yourself this cherry pitter stat, and if it makes you feel any better, it works great with olives too.
So, besides the gorgeous cherries this smoothie also has coffee, chocolate, almonds, and milk. I used dairy milk but I’m sure it would be equally delicious with almond milk too. Almonds and cherries are a classic combo, for good reason. They’re actually in the same family and the flavors complement each other beautifully. I really think you are going to love this smoothie! It’s kinda different, in that the flavor is so rich and intense. Once again we have a foodie love triangle happening—> coffee loves chocolate loves cherries. Win.
- coffee (grounds or brewed)
- sour cream
- infused or flavored olive oil
- fresh herbs (any kind)
- hot peppers (any kind)
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Hope you enjoy!
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Cherry Almond Mocha Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups (207 g) fresh cherries,, pitted
- 1 cup (14 g) ice, (I used frozen coffee ice cubes)
- 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) brewed coffee,, cold
- 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) milk, (I used 1%)
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar , (or to taste)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
You know, every time the cherry season arrives here, I always end up eating the fruit a lot instead of making some yummy treats with it because I don’t have that cherry pitting thing. I soooooo need to buy it! I am LOVINGGGG the cherry, chocolate and the coffee combination…!!! I’m getting myself that pitter so I can make these beauties while the cherries last ! 😀
I had the same problem for years! Although I’m not sure I should really call it a problem, lol! My favorite way to enjoy cherries is still just fresh, by the handful 😉
You had me at almond mocha and then I was sold at smoothie! Im not much of a cherry fan but I am willing to give this gorgeous smoothie a shot!
Yay! I think you would probably like it- if you like mocha then this isn’t much of a stretch! I really loved the flavors and it was a different kind of smoothie than my usual 😉
Oohh!! This recipe looks so good!!! I love adding frozen cherries in my smoothie. I am not a coffee drinker but my husband is and I am going to forward this to him! He is the king of smoothies! Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure, Ester, and thank you! I really loved this one- the cherries tasted so good with the coffee and chocolate. I hope your husband enjoys as much as I did!
Such a great looking smoothie!! I love cherry and almond together so I definitely have to try this soon!
Arent’ cherries and almond just so great together? I love them too and especially with chocolate 😛 Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!
This sounds amazing! I need to make this asap!
Thank you Kathleen! And thanks for stopping by- it was a pleasure having you join us this month 😀
Hope you had the best vacation! It’s hard to get back into the swing of things sometimes. I just love everything in this smoothie- coffee and cherries are a great combo.
So hard, seriously. I don’t know what’s better, to have guest posters while you’re away or when you get back! Next time around I’ll play it safe and do both, lol! Truthfully I wasn’t sure if cherries and coffee would work but it so did! I loved the flavor 😀 Thanks Sherri!
Love everything about this! Just can’t decide what part is the best. Pinning.
Hope your week is off to a great start. 🙂
Thanks Melanie! Same to you dear 😉
Hope you had a wonderful vacation and welcome back Allie 🙂 This smoothie looks so creamy and delicious! Love the flavor combo 🙂
Thank you Kelly! I did have a nice time but it’s always good to get back home 😉
If I wasn’t allergic to cherries, I would seriously be all over this! Beautiful images as usual!
Oooh, I feel so bad for you!! But thank you!
sounds like you’ve been super busy! this smoothie sounds delish 🙂
ugh you have no idea! I’m hoping to slow down a bit in August. Thank you sweetie!
Allie, you convinced me–I’m getting a cherry picker ASAP! If just to make this gorgeous smoothie 🙂
Lol you won’t regret it! Thank you sweetie!
Oh my gosh, this is perfect! Especially for fall. Most definitely going to try this one. Pinned! 🙂
Thank you so much, Jill! I really loved it- it’s lot different than my usual smoothie. Perfect afternoon sip 😉
All of my favs in one smoothie, love this one!
Thanks Matt! I am a coffee fiend and I really loved the way the cherries and chocolate worked in there. Thanks for the great comment!