Cherry coke float

Cherry cola float

This upgraded retro classic makes an irresistible, thirst-quenching treat on a hot summer day

By , 14 July 2016
Cherry cola float
  • Ready in: 20 mins
  • Serves: 2
  • Price: £1.20 per serving

Juicy and delicious, red cherries are a summer fruit to make the most of. Enjoy them in our pick of the best sweet and savoury dishes.

The fizz biz:
Cherry cola was created in American ‘soda fountain’ cafés by mixing cherry syrup into cola. This often gave it a synthetic taste. The real cherries used here add a fresher, true-to-life colour, flavour and texture.

Nutritional Info
Each 290g serving contains
  • Energy 1298KJ 310KCAL
  • Fat med
  • Saturates high
  • Sugars high
  • Salt low
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 448kJ/107kcal.
  • 200g fresh cherries, pitted and halved, plus extra to garnish
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 400ml Chosen by you Diet Cola
  • Canned whipped cream, to serve (optional)
  • Simmer the cherries, sugar and 150ml water in a pan for 6 mins. Blitz with a handheld blender, pass through a sieve and set aside to cool.

  • Divide the cherry mixture between 2 glasses. Put 3 scoops of ice-cream in each glass and top up with cola. Garnish with extra cherries and whipped cream (if using). Serve immediately.