Coffee Smoothie with Fresh Cherries

Welcome to my Coffee Smoothie with Fresh Cherries Recipe. Bursting with fresh fruit flavor and zinging with coffee, this smoothie is my favorite way to wake up. Any day.

Recipe for Coffee Smoothie with Fresh Cherries

Cherries and coffee go together like brown sugar and raisins, like potatoes and sour cream, like yogurt and honey. They just work.

When I’m in the mood for a coffee smoothie, which happens often seeing as how I require caffeine but live in Florida and thus crave things that keep me cool, I throw coffee and cherries into the blender with some other smoothie essentials and make myself a drink that delivers a flavor whallop and gets me jittery.

This coffee smoothie is a great summer afternoon pick-me-up that uses my favorite luscious seasonal fruit.

Coffee Smoothie with Fresh Cherries and Blendtec, KitchenAid, Zoku, Big Kithcen, King Arthur Flour and OXO #giveaway

Another delicious cherry frozen treat that you may want to check out is this ice cream sundae with roasted cherry wine sauce.

Ice Cream Sundae with Roasted Cherry Wine Sauce

Enjoy this coffee smoothie recipe!

Scroll down to see more frozen treats created by my blogger friends.

Coffee Smoothie with Fresh Cherries

Cherries and coffee are one of my favorite flavor combinations. Here they give me a cool afternoon kick in the butt.


  • 1/4 lb. fresh cherries (10-12), pitted and destemmed
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 banana


  1. Put all ingredients into a blender. Purée until smooth. Get jittery with it!

Here are some more delicious frozen treat recipes to try:

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake from Nutmeg Nanny

Guinness Chocolate Milkshake from Cooking with Books

Pina Colada Smoothie from An Edible Mosaic

Blueberry Sorbet from Chocolate & Carrots

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Milkshake from Rachel Cooks

Blueberry Goat Cheese Coconut Ice Cream from Sweet Remedy

Twix Ice Cream Sandwich Cake from Foodie with Family

Mango Lassi Popsicles from Eats Well With Others

Greek Yogurt Popsicles from Damn Delicious

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (Vegan!) from The Baker Chick

36 Responses to “Coffee Smoothie with Fresh Cherries”

  1. healthy smoothie recipes — August 7, 2013 @ 8:17 am (#)

    I always make strawberry and banana smoothies, very boring, this has given me so many more ideas – thanks x

  2. Kari/SourdoughNative — August 1, 2013 @ 10:22 am (#)

    50-50!! Orange and cream is my fav!!

    • Christine Pittman — August 5, 2013 @ 10:14 am (#)

      Oooo…I love orange and cream too. One of my favorite flavor combos. And you just reminded me that i have a milkshake recipe on my blog for an orange and cream milkshake that gets its orange from orange liqueur. It is a potently delicious treat. I’m definitely going to make another batch of them this weekend! Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Gigi — July 31, 2013 @ 10:32 pm (#)

    Coffee and cherries….love at first sight! Can’t wit to make the coffee smoothies with fresh cherries! Geniuses

    • Christine Pittman — August 5, 2013 @ 10:16 am (#)

      Thanks Gigi. You’re right, it is such a wonderful flavor combination. Yum!

  4. Paula — July 31, 2013 @ 7:57 pm (#)

    I like coffee, I like cherries. I know I’m going to like this!

  5. Jessica — July 31, 2013 @ 6:36 pm (#)

    I love smoothies. Fresh fruit, spinach, kale and chia seeds. I also love frozen blended banana “ice cream” with PB chocolate sauce or berries.

    • Christine Pittman — August 5, 2013 @ 10:17 am (#)

      Jessica, both of your frozen treats sound amazing. I’ve just recently started doing some healthy but fruity smoothies for the family and they are all loving them. I really don’t know why I didn’t start doing them sooner.

  6. Shannon — July 31, 2013 @ 5:35 am (#)

    the pina colada smoothie sounds good

    • Christine Pittman — August 5, 2013 @ 10:19 am (#)

      Shannon, I totally agree. How could anything pina colada flavored not be good?

  7. Sharon — July 29, 2013 @ 3:06 pm (#)

    I like the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (vegan!) From the Baker Chick!

  8. Thomas Murphy — July 29, 2013 @ 11:19 am (#)

    I like strawberry-banana smoothies.

  9. Suzanne — July 28, 2013 @ 3:46 pm (#)

    Never thought coffee and cherries would go well together. Since I don’t drink coffee, I’ll have to try coffee icecream with cherries on top.

  10. Susi — July 27, 2013 @ 3:15 pm (#)

    I love cherries but have never tried a cherry-coffee smoothie. It sounds good, especially in this heat. :)

  11. Amy J — July 27, 2013 @ 12:23 am (#)

    I love a strawberry-banana-pineapple-coconut smoothie…blended with orange juice – so refreshing! Your coffee smoothie with fresh cherries recipe would be a big hit with my hubby! I’m not a big coffee fan (only because the caffeine doesn’t sit well with me) but would at least have to give it a try :-) Thanks for sharing!

  12. Joanne — July 26, 2013 @ 3:36 pm (#)

    I now can’t believe I’ve NEVER paired coffee and cherries together! Even though I couldn’t live without either of them. This is seriously happening.

  13. Sue Ellison — July 26, 2013 @ 11:58 am (#)

    strawberry/banana/mango smoothie

  14. jennydecki — July 26, 2013 @ 11:51 am (#)

    I’m not sure if the comment above is the same as commenting here. I’m so confused by the internet sometimes, it’s just sad. I’m all about blended margaritas as a treat. If I have to pick a non-alcoholic treat I’m going to go with a homemade frappuccino or blended coffee beverage. Nom.

  15. Rebecca {Foodie with Family} — July 26, 2013 @ 11:20 am (#)

    Ooooh, I LIKE the sound of that. I could go for one right about now! I never thought of putting cherries and coffee together!

  16. Samantha — July 26, 2013 @ 10:47 am (#)

    coffee and cherries! whoa! mind blown.

  17. Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — July 26, 2013 @ 8:54 am (#)

    Such a fun flavor combo – this looks delicious!

  18. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — July 26, 2013 @ 8:24 am (#)

    This is exactly what I need this afternoon! I usually go for my usual iced coffee, but this looks so much better!

  19. Rachel Cooks — July 26, 2013 @ 8:22 am (#)

    Love the idea of a coffee smoothie!

  20. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — July 26, 2013 @ 8:16 am (#)

    Ooo, what an interesting combination! Can’t wait to try it!

  21. steph@stephsbitebybite — July 26, 2013 @ 8:06 am (#)

    Sounds incredible!!

  22. Katie — July 26, 2013 @ 8:01 am (#)

    yum! I love the idea of combing coffee with fresh cherries! Thanks again for participating this week!


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