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Rainier Cherry Limeade Slushies

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Hi everyone! Long time, no see! I am so sorry that I have been absent for a week. :( It’s been a wonderful, yet long couple of days, and I have had zero time to post anything new. You know how it goes when you are on a long road trip, right? To put things into perspective, we have driven from where we live in Colorado to Jackson, WY … then to Yellowstone … then all the way up to Glacier National Park … then all the way back down to Bozeman, MT … and we are heading east today towards South Dakota. We are headed home tomorrow when I will be taking a much needed 24 hour nap. ;)




I’m going to keep things short and sweet today for obvious reasons. Let’s talk the 4th of July. I think this patriotic holiday is one of my favorites. It brings families together to have all kinds of fun!

Personally, I think the best part about the 4th is the F-O-O-D! I love a good BBQ and all of the fixings to go along with it. This is why I decided to post this slushie recipe today … or is it slushy? I can’t seem to figure this one out. When I was originally writing up this recipe, I was just going to make some kind of regular limeade, but then I thought a slushie would be way more fun.

Who doesn’t love a slushie on a hot, summer’s day!?





Have you ever had a rainier cherry? Oh … my … God … you guys. If you haven’t had one, please do yourself (and everyone else) a favor and try one! They are so good and just happen to be popping up at the grocery stores right now!

These cute little guys are named after Mount Rainier in Washington state. How cool is that?! It is a cross between the Bing and Van cherries, and they are just delicious. They are not as expensive as they used to be, but they can be a pain when you go to remove the pits. IF you can find them with the pits removed, I highly suggest you take the plunge and buy them. They are so much easier to deal with.

I think that will be all for today!



P.S. As always, cute straws are mandatory.

I know this is the second post in a row that I have no beer pairing. *sad face*

I promise you that the next one will definitely have one! Sorry guys!

I’ve missed all of you! I hope you all are having a fabulous week!


Rainier Cherry Limeade Slushies



Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups rainier cherries pitted
  • 1 cups dark sweet cherries pitted
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • lime zest from two limes
  • 3/4 cup sugar honey or sweetener of your choice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • rainier cherries for garnish


  • To the pitcher of your blender, add both types of cherries, lime juice, lime juice, lime zest, sweetener, water and crushed ice. This may need to be done in two batches depending on how large your blender is.
  • Blend on high for at least a minute, or until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add more or less ice and/or water depending on the consistency you wish to have with your slushie.
  • Garnish with rainier cherries and enjoy!



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8 Responses

  1. I love road trips! Just a little bit farther and you could come visit me in MN :). Hope you’re having a blast in South Dakota. Visiting the Black Hills? It’s beautiful there… and so is this Slushie. Obviously perfect for the 4th of July. Safe travels, dear!

    1. We should have kept going and met up for a foodie tour! We did visit the black hills and the badlands, My dad had never been, so we had to swing by for obvious reasons! Thank you so much pretty lady!

  2. I’m so glad you’re back! Sounds like you had a fun adventure. Cherries are one of my favorite things about summer and this slushy/slushie looks so refreshing! Just started seeing Ranier cherries at my local market, I’ll have to pick up a bag next time ;)

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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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