Maraschino Cherries

These are the BEST recipes that use Maraschino Cherries! Yep, those delightful red cherries used to top decadent desserts and whipped cream!

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What are Maraschino Cherries?

Maraschino cherries are probably most popularly known for topping desserts like:

  • sundaes
  • milkshakes
  • cakes
  • and many more!

They’re also popular in many drinks (both alcoholic and non.) Mix a couple in with a Sprite and you have a Shirley Temple. Or throw them in with a classic Manhattan.

These cherries are usually made from small, light colored cherries. They are then preserved in a brine that bleaches them. Once bleached, they are dyed with artificial color and sweetened.

Our favorite recipes that use maraschino cherries:

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