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Cherry Cola Float

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 35 min
  • serves 4-6
27 Ratings
Cherry Cola Float

Chuck Hughes’ recipe for a super sweet drink with homemade cherry syrup. A treat for kids and grown ups alike.

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Beverage, Eggs/Dairy, Summer, Fruit

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Directions for: Cherry Cola Float


Cherry Cola Float

1 L bottle of coca-cola or similar cola drink

2 cup of fresh cherries (500 ml)

2 cup of sugar (500 ml)

1 cup of water (250 ml)

Vanilla ice cream to garnish

Serve Note


Cherry Cola Float

1. Pit all cherries, leaving a few whole for garnish.

2. 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.

3. Once 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.


1. 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.


1. For a drink, remove vanilla ice cream and add a splash of spiced rum.

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