Orondo Ruby® Cherry Milkshake

Fresh Orondo Ruby® cherries are excellent when blended into a classic vanilla milkshake. Our easy-peasy recipe can be thrown together in 5 minutes.

If you want to make milkshakes for a crowd, just multiply the recipe by the number of milkshakes needed. The only limit is the size of your blender! 

To make our adorable sprinkle straws, dip the ends of your straws in some melted white chocolate, then roll in colorful sprinkles until chocolate is completely coated. Place on a wire cooling rack and allow to set.

Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines

YIELD: 1 milkshake

INGREDIENTS  

Milkshake 

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream* 
  • 1/2 cup Orondo Ruby® cherries, pitted and roughly chopped 
  • 1/4 cold cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional toppings 

  • Whipped cream 
  • Sprinkles
  • 1 whole Orondo Ruby® cherry, with stem

METHOD  

  1. Place all milkshake ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a large glass. If using optional toppings, top with whipped cream, sprinkles and a whole cherry.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy cold.

NOTES  

*Mix it up with different flavors of ice cream: chocolate, coconut, berry, hazelnut 

To learn more about Orondo Ruby® cherries, click here.

Crunchy cherry cucumber cups

Our refreshing cherry cucumber cups are perfect for summer entertaining. Theyll easily accompany fancy drinks or kick off a backyard barbecue.

Simple to make, these light nibbles will be a hit with both kiddies and adults. Just double or triple the recipe if making enough to feed a crowd.  

Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines

YIELD: 8-10 cucumber cups 

INGREDIENTS 

Cherry cucumber cups 

  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled (optional), and cut into 2-inch rounds 
  • 1 1/2 Orondo Ruby® cherries, stemmed, pitted and diced small 
  • 1 small green pepper, emptied and diced finely 
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Handful of chives, minced
  • Handful of fresh basil, minced
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Optional garnish 

  • A few chives, cut into 3-inch pieces  
  • 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts

METHOD  

  1. Line up the cucumber rounds on a plate or tray that fits in the fridge. Using a small spoon, hollow out each round, taking care not to pierce the bottom. Cover and set aside in the fridge.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients (excluding garnishes) to a medium bowl and stir well to combine.
  3. Take cucumber cups out of the fridge and fill with the cherry mixture. Overfill the cups so that the cherry filling is visible on top. Use a small spoon to compact it and make sure it doesnt topple off.
  4. If using, finish the cups with the optional garnish and serve. Tip: if you have time, place the finished cups in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving for extra crunchy freshness.