Chuck Hughes' recipe for a super sweet drink with homemade cherry syrup is a treat for kids and grown-ups alike.
Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes and Chuck Hughes
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1 hr 35 min
10 min
1 hr
25 min
4 to 6 servings



Pit all cherries, leaving a few whole for garnish.

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.

Once the 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.

For serving: 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.

Cook's Note: For a drink, remove the vanilla ice cream and add a splash of spiced rum.

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