When sweet cherries, creamy coconut billows, and sparkling soda come together, you can’t help but have a good time. It’s not hard to imagine yourself stepping up to an old-time soda fountain as you sip a nostalgic glass of Cherry Coconut Cream Soda. The blend of cherries and coconut cream, with a bit of frozen banana and almond extract, can stand on its own as a frosty smoothie, but adding soda water lifts the taste experience to an airy celebration.
Recipe for Cherry Coconut Cream Sodas
- 1 cup coconut milk, chilled (I used full-fat canned coconut milk)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen sweet cherries, pitted
- stevia or sugar to taste
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup soda water, carbonated spring water, or sparkling cherry soda, chilled
In a blender, combine coconut milk, cherries, and frozen banana. Process until smooth, adding sweetener to taste. Pour blended fruit into chilled glasses, filling them halfway. Pour soda over fruit blend. Serve cold. Makes 2 large or 4 medium servings.