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Cherimoya Alegre

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
Cherimoya Alegre

"Alegre" is Spanish for Cheerful, which is exactly how you will feel after this intoxication yet refreshingly light cherimoya cocktail. Sometimes you just need a dessert drink, and this recipe will hit the spot!

Sweet cherimoya and freshly squeezed orange juice come together in this delicious dessert cocktail, which goes down quickly we must admit. So beware, you might be heading back to that kitchen to make another one once you have a few sips of this fruity drink! 

Cherimoya is perfect not just for dishes, but beverages too. The fruit is so creamy, rich and scoopable that it adds a whole other culinary dimension to this drink. It blends in with the citrus and adds a creamy richness that you’ll fall in love with!

Jazz up your cherimoya alegre with whipped cream, cinnamon and chopped dates for extra deliciousness! We love serving these up after dinner or enjoying them after a long day of work for a little pick me up.

Cherimoya Alegre Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 1
  • Good for: desserts, beverages, parties, gluten-free, vegan options
  • Difficulty: easy

This dessert beverage can be made into a cocktail with triple sec or made virgin without the triple sec. Either way, you’ll get a refreshing sip of sweet orange and creamy cherimoya with every sip! Make the dessert vegan by omitting the whipped cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cherimoya peeled and seeds removed
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 5 ounces triple sec (optional)
  • Dollop of whipped cream
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dates

Equipment:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Serving glass
  • Shot glass or jigger
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Recipe Steps:

Prepare the cherimoya alegre:

  1. Slice the cherimoya lengthwise and remove the seeds with a knife and discard.
  2. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and add it to a serving bowl or glass.
  3. Pour the fresh orange juice and triple sec, if including it, into the serving container.
  4. Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and dates.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve these delicious drinks after dinner for a sweet treat or enjoy whenever just because! When is it not a good time for dessert….we think never!

Garnish with an orange peel or an orange wedge for extra citrus flavor. Other topping options include dried fruit like raisins, cherries or cranberries. Get festive and dress up the cocktail with all your favorite fixings! We can’t wait to see your cherimoya alegre creations!

 

Nutritional Information for One Serving:

  • Calories: 460
  • Total Fat: 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: <5mg
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 90g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9g
  • Total Sugars: 73g - Includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 60mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Potassium: 1100mg 

Don’t forget to show us how you’re making your cherimoya alegre on Instagram @FruitStandcom! Nothing makes us happier than when we see you enjoying your fruit. Each time you share your FruitStand experience, you’re supporting small farmers and helping other fruit geeks discover rare and delicious produce sustainably. Try even more cherimoya recipes from your FruitStand fam on our blog!

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