June 2, 2017 6

Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie

Sugar-free, vegan cherry cola coconut slushie.
Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie | Frozen cherry cola coconut slushie made sugar-free and naturally sweetened with stevia. A summery vegan slushie made with cherries, cola and coconut.

Cherry cola coconut slushie.

Kind of like half-float, half-slushie {slushy?}.

One hundred percent very delicious.

And refreshing and vegan and sugar-free.

And, powered by Zevia because I have a thing for them.

In my twenties, when I worked in the service industry, I was very dependent on diet soda. My long shifts behind the bar were fueled by it. From soda gun to veins. Not literally, but you get the idea. This concoction of chemicals ruled my world. Eventually though my grip on it loosened. And then one day I let it free forever. Like most of us now, I’ve stopped drinking soda altogether. Unless it’s Zevia.

Zevia is proudly free of calories, sugar, artificial sweeteners, GMOs and caramel color. It is made with real ingredients and sweetened naturally with stevia. Everything matters to the folks at Zevia. From the packaging they select, to the way they manufacture and transport their products, ensuring they are working as efficiently for the consumer and the planet are of the utmost importance. And I’m proud to partner with them.

Stevia is a sweet little miracle of nature. Originally found in Paraguay, this small shrub, native to the sunflower family, provides two hundred times the sweetness of sugar but, has no caloric value or nor does it raise blood sugar levels. Stevia is one of my favorite ways to sweeten foods, particularly drinks {sparkling water, teas, etc.} naturally. I grow it in my garden!

Zevia makes a variety of products, my favorite is this cola! Cherries and cola are a great pals, and coconut completes the trio. These three-ingredient slushies are my new go-to summery treat. I really love them, and they’re so easy, and I hope you love them too. For more Zevia action! I made you a fuss-free, sparkling ginger margarita.

Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie | Frozen cherry cola coconut slushie made sugar-free and naturally sweetened with stevia. A summery vegan slushie made with cherries, cola and coconut.Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie | Frozen cherry cola coconut slushie made sugar-free and naturally sweetened with stevia. A summery vegan slushie made with cherries, cola and coconut.Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie | Frozen cherry cola coconut slushie made sugar-free and naturally sweetened with stevia. A summery vegan slushie made with cherries, cola and coconut.Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie | Frozen cherry cola coconut slushie made sugar-free and naturally sweetened with stevia. A summery vegan slushie made with cherries, cola and coconut.Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie | Frozen cherry cola coconut slushie made sugar-free and naturally sweetened with stevia. A summery vegan slushie made with cherries, cola and coconut.Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie | Frozen cherry cola coconut slushie made sugar-free and naturally sweetened with stevia. A summery vegan slushie made with cherries, cola and coconut.

Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie
 
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I purchase my coconut cream at Trader Joe's. Most grocers should carry a version of this, but if they do not you can refrigerate full-fat coconut milk for at least 4 hours and scoop the cream that rises to the top. These cherry cola coconut slushies would also be delicious with some booze in them! Add an ounce or two of vodka in the blender along with the cherries and coconut cream. This is best made with very cold cola. Be sure to keep your Zevia refrigerated prior to use.
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Makes: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups coconut cream, divided
  • 3 cups frozen cherries, pitted
  • 2 cans Zevia cola
Instructions
  1. In a blender combine 1 cup coconut cream and the cherries process until mostly smooth and slush-like..
  2. Divide the slushie into four glasses and top with cola.
  3. Then top each glass with some remaining coconut cream.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly - if there's booze in there {see notes}.

This post is sponsored by Zevia; all opinions are my own.

6 Responses to "Cherry Cola Coconut Slushie"

  1. Reply

    Tracey K.

    June 6, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    When you say coconut cream, are you talking about the cream at the top of a can of coconut milk? Thank you.

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      Sherrie

      June 6, 2017 at 11:01 PM

      Hi Tracey – I’m realizing now that my original instructions were a little vague. So, I rewrote them to include more specifics about coconut cream. Most brands carry just the cream now. I buy an organic version at Trader Joe’s. But if you can’t find the cream, yes the cream on the top of a chilled can of full-fat coconut milk will work great. I hope you love them as much as I do.

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    Meredith

    June 7, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Omg – you’ve rejuvenated the float! I’m definitely on the cherry cola team, (especially Zevia) and I’m pretty obsessed with the idea of a cool dollop of coconut cream on top.

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition

    June 7, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Omg I love this and I absolutely LOVE Zevia too! I used to drink diet soda (ironically all through grad school for nutrition) and have recently fallen in love with Zevia. Now I can have it again.

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      Sherrie

      June 7, 2017 at 10:43 PM

      It’s my favorite treat, ever! xx

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    Rachael

    June 7, 2017 at 10:41 PM

    Umm yum! I don’t love cola but I can definitely get behind this. Especially since it has coconut cream in it.

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