We love cherry season in our house. They are really expensive most of the year, but when in season they do become affordable. You can find them now on the shelves until mid September.
Mr B suffers from gout in his joints occasionally and was advised by his doctor to eat cherries to help prevent attacks. So they are a staple fruit in our house when in season. I love the sweet plump juicy cherry varieties.
Did you know that cherries are packed with vitamin C (100g provides 25% of the RDA of vitamin C), are a rich source of melatonin, which helps promote healthy sleep patterns, and have an abundance of antioxidants. Legend has it that you can trace the route of old Roman Roads in Britain by looking out for wild cherry trees. It has been suggested that Roman legions spat out the stones from the fruit as they marked through Britain.
Love Fresh Cherries have given us the challenge to let you know how we enjoy cherries in our house and when we enjoy them.
Well there are two ways when we enjoy cherries and those are for snack time and dessert after a meal. For snack time, we eat them while watching TV just as they are. Much healthier than eating sweets or chocolate and are just as sweet! Our other favourite way of eating cherries are for afters. While its been hot we have been eating cherries with ice cream.
My amazing quick dessert is vanilla ice cream in a waffle basket, drizzled with chocolate sauce (the one that goes hard as soon as it hit the ice cream!) and topped off with fresh cherries. Having a cherry destoner makes this so much easier and also the cherries are kept whole.
This is our firm favourite cold dessert. Chocolate and cherries are always a winner!
Prep time: 5 minutes
- Waffle baskets
- 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- handful of fresh cherries de-stoned
- Chocolate drizzle sauce
These are our favourite ways of enjoying cherries, of course me being a sweet tooth, I can also eat them in cakes, with yogurt and once I made an amazing cherry crumble.
What are your favourite ways to eat cherries and when?
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*This post is an entry for the BritMums #lovefreshcherries Challenge, sponsored by Love Fresh Cherries (instagram: @LoveFreshCherries