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Cherry Slush recipe- national cherry day

Cherry Slush recipe- national cherry day

Tuesday 16th July 2019
National Cherry Awareness Day

 

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I absolutely adore fresh, juicy cherries, and as it is national Cherry awareness day on Tuesday i thought id take the opportunity to share a delicious cherry slush recipe, share some cherry facts and link you up with some cherry based activity sheets for the kids!

As well as being sweet and delicious, Cherries can actually help with getting a better night sleep, improving memory and are great for the immune system.
A perfect super-food for growing kids!
Just x10 Cherries count as 1 serving of fruit.

Did you know that Cherry farms in the UK are slowly dying out, with over 95% of our cherries now being imported from abroad!
UK cherries are typically in season in the UK between the months of May – August, so why not help our local farms and find a cherry picking farm near you and bring this fruit back to the UK trade!

This cherry slush recipe is a delicious, sweet, cooling summer drink that you and the kids are bound to love. Made with x3 ingredients only and ready in under 2 minutes!
Perfect for staying hydrated on hot summer days.

cherry slush

Cherry Slush

Ingredients

  • 300g frozen / fresh pitted cherries
  • 2 tbsp honey (to taste)
  • 300g Ice cubes

Method

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor
  2. Pulse until slushy
  3. Pour into glasses
  4. Enjoy

If you still cant get enough of all the cherry themed fun then this blog has some really cool, fun, crafty ideas for you to do, from cherry tree thumb painting to cherry scented play-dough.

Or there’s some lovely cherry based colouring pages available to download here.

If you make your own cherry slush we would love to hear about it and see some pictures of your creations, let us know over on our Facebook page.

Happy Cherry Awareness Day xx

 

For more kid friendly recipe ideas visit check out our Whisk Kids blog

Uk Coffee Week Recipes

Uk Coffee Week Recipes

April 29th – May 5th 2019 UK Coffee Week

This week is UK Coffee Week, A week to celebrate all things Coffee and to help raise some money for a very important cause, “Project Waterfall”

Project Waterfall aims to help bring clean water to the communities that grow our coffee, this year it is supporting the Jabi Tehnan district in Ethiopia.

You can find out more about UK Coffee Week and Project Waterfall here

The History of Coffee

Did you know that the earliest reports of coffee drinking was in the Arabian Peninsula in the 15th Century and was consumed as part of a religious ritual to help worshippers stay awake!

You can find out more about the history of coffee, the different types and some of its chemistry by watching this short YouTube video here

Coffee Recipes

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

With the weather steadily getting warmer, what better a treat to make than this delicious homemade coffee ice-cream.
You don’t even need an ice cream maker!
Made with decaffeinated coffee, its even suitable for the kids

Makes 1.5 L of ice cream

Ingredients
  • 600ml Whipping Cream
  • 200g Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 Tbsp Instant De-Caf Coffee
  • 2 Tbsp Water
Method
  1. In a large bowl mix the coffee with water.
  2. Add condensed milk and stir together
  3. Finally add the whipping cream
  4. Whisk together until light and creamy.
  5. Pour into an air tight container and freeze for 3-4 hours.
  6. Serve (with chocolate sauce and sprinkles if desired)

Mocha Mousse

A delicious, rich, indulgent dessert (not suitable for under 1yrs due to raw egg)

Ingredients

  • 150 g plain chocolate
  • 2  egg yolks
  • 45 g caster sugar
  • 150 g full-fat creme fraiche
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 1 tsp instant decaffeinated coffee granules
  • finely grated chocolate, to decorate

Method

  1. Break the chocolate into a microwaveable bowl and melt in 30 second blasts until all is melted (stirring between each interval)
  2. Put the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water
  4. Whisk with an electric hand whisk on low for about 4 minutes
  5. When the mixture becomes paler and thicker remove the bowl from the heat and carry on whisking for 1 more minute.
  6. Set aside to cool slightly, but still stirring so the mixture does not stiffen.
  7. Dissolve the coffee in 1tbsp water
  8. Pour the cream into a medium mixing bowl and whisk until soft peaks
  9. Fold in the crème fraîche and coffee mix to the cream.
  10. Fold the cream mixture into the cooled chocolate, then fold in the egg yolk mixture.
  11. Stir thoroughly to ensure everything is well combined.
  12. Spoon into glasses and chill for 1 hour.
  13. Decorate with chocolate shavings.

For more coffee based recipes check out these recipes from the BBC here

Our Heart Shaped baking tin would be perfect for making a delicious coffee cake too!

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