The recipe title Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this addictive smoothie. But what it doesn’t express is just how good this really is. It’s hard to define, and I don’t seem to have words for how much I love this smoothie.
Suffice it to say, the sparkle in Tyler’s eyes and the way his face lit up when he tasted it, told me I’m not alone in my new addiction. I’ve always been a big smoothe fan, and while he likes them too, I’ve never seen him get this excited over a smoothie!
I think what makes the flavor so good, is there’s no bananas in there. Not that I have anything in particular against bananas. They’re just way too overpowering for more delicate flavors like cherries. So I kept it super simple, sweetened it with just a few medjool dates, and that’s what keeps the flavor purely chocolate cherry, with just a hint of almond.
To make this super quick and simple to make, try using frozen pitted cherries. Since we’re in the middle of our local cherry season, I’ve been pitting them by hand to make this smoothie because it’s 100% worth it!
The color of this smoothie definitely changes every single time I make it. This is because no two batches of cherries are exactly the same color. In the photos here, I used frozen organic cherries from Costco which gives you a purple/mauve color. But when I’ve used our local cherries, the color is much redder because our local cherries aren’t as purple as the ones from the store.
No matter the color, you’re definitely going to love the flavor! And speaking of flavor, this smoothie keeps really well for 2 days in the fridge. The flavor stays awesome, but it does get thicker over time, which I think has to do with the natural pectin in the cherries.
If you’re using frozen cherries, you may need to use the tamper to keep the smoothie mixture moving. But if you’re using fresh cherries, you’ll want to add a couple cups of ice cubes to the blender to make sure it’s frosty cold!Print
Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 4-5 cups 1x
- 4 cups frozen pitted sweet cherries, or fresh pitted cherries
- 4–5 Medjool dates, pitted and cut into quarters
- 1 cup coconut milk from the can
- 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- Place all the ingredients into a high powered blender in the order listed. If you’re using fresh cherries, add 1-2 cups of ice cubes.
- Turn the blender on and slowly increase the speed to high. Blend at high speed until the smoothie is completely smooth.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 2 days.
- The smoothie gets thicker as is sits in the refrigerator, sometimes almost to a pudding consistency.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
26 thoughts on “Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie”
Super yummy! How many servings is this recipe?
So glad you enjoyed it and the serving size is anywhere between 2-4 depending on how much you’d like. This smoothie will serve 4 as a smaller portion and as little as 2 for bigger appetites. I sure hope this helps!
This looks and sounds magical!
Thanks so much!
This looks like an amazing treat, what a delicious combination!
Thank you, chocolate and cherry is hard to beat!
Oh my goodness this looks so good!!! I wish I could pour a glass of that through the screen because I am craving that flavor now. SO YUMMY!!!!
I’ve been craving it around the clock ever since I made it! 🙂
Chocolate and cherries go together like PB and J. A match made in heaven. YUM!
Agreed, it’s hard to beat those classic combos!
This smoothie is absolutely gorgeous and delicious ! I love it !!
Thanks so much! 🙂
So decadent and delicious! What a treat!
It is so decadent, it’s hard not to make it every day!
Daaaaaaang! That is one heavenly lookin’ and soundin’ smoothie!
Thank you, I love this one so much!
Just stopping through and wanted to let you know you have beautiful photography! This smoothie looks delicious.
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!
Hi Kari! Your Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie sounds pretty darn delicious! Great photos too – looks super creamy and refreshing. I’m pinning this right now!! 🙂 Can’t wait to try it!
Thanks so much, I really hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Chocolate and cherries are a magical combo! I love how creamy and thick this looks.
They are indeed!
This smoothie looks so thick, creamy, and delicious! I love how simple it is and that it’s sweetened with dates- yum!
Thanks so much, I love simple smoothies too because the flavors really shine through!
This is so beautiful and my mouth is watering at those ingredients! We just froze our Michigan cherries last month so I’ll definitely be trying this soon!
It works really well with frozen cherries too, and it’s really good that way – thick and frosty – perfect for hot summer days!