Hi there! How are you, and how are your homemade maraschino cherries? Have they been soaking all week in anticipation for this Chocolate Cherry Milkshake? I hope so, but if not, don’t worry. There is no shame in using store-bought cherries if that’s all you have available. Today I wanted to bring you something a little different: A dessert cocktail! This is not what I first had in mind for a new cherry cocktail, but what goes better with cherries than chocolate and ice cream? It’s like a sundae in a glass. With vodka! It doesn’t get much better than that if you ask me. This could easily be made into a nonalcoholic shake by eliminating the vodka, although I wouldn’t recommend giving kids the Luxardo cherries from my recipe. To skip the booze, please use maraschino cherries that you know are alcohol free.
Add ice cream, chocolate syrup, cherry juice, 2 cherries, vodka, and milk to a tall container for an immersion blender or to a blender.
Blend until smooth, adding a little more milk if needed to get your desired consistency.
Pour into a 12-oz. glass, and top with whipped cream and a cherry if desired. Serve with a straw.
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