Dr Pepper® Cherry Shakes


Dr Pepper® Cherry Shakes are such a yummy dessert! Perfect summertime drink on a hot afternoon! Easy to make, you’ll love this treat!

Dr Pepper® Cherry Shakes are such a yummy dessert! Perfect summertime drink on a hot afternoon! Easy to make, you'll love this treat!

Dr Pepper® Cherry Shakes

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I love entertaining!  I love casual, I love dinner parties, I love having people over for no apparent reason.  It doesn’t matter.  Having kids – it’s easier to have people over rather than go out (right parents?).

I decided to have a super casual get together – desserts only – and it was a snap!  Out of it came a wonderful Candy Tray and to drink?  Dr Pepper® Cherry Shakes (more on that in a bit).  Basically, I was having a Share Funshine party before summer comes to a close!  So I quickly called a few people on a beautiful summer afternoon and yelled GET OVER HERE!

An impromptu get together is my way of life.  Just silly fun.  I love it.  We sat in the sun, ate our treats, gossiped, talked, laughed until we cried.  That’s my perfect day – Fun, Friends, Treats.  It doesn’t get any better.


Dr Pepper® Cherry Shake


Deciding on the Candy Tray ingredients was EASY!  I had chocolate and non-chocolate, nuts and non-nuts. Something for everyone.  My list was made – I needed

  • Starburst® Original
  • Skittles®
  • M&M’s® Plain
  • M&M’s® Peanut

I also (of course) needed my main ingredient Dr Pepper® Cherry.  To gather all of my ingredients I went to Walmart because they really always can fill my list (and affordable!!  WIN).

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Here’s the point that I want to get across.  You don’t have to have a full 7-course meal to entertain and to entertain well.  You don’t have to set a linen tablecloth.  What you need is good friends and great snacks for a great time. That’s how easy it is.

Make a candy bar/tray and make one special item.  I chose to make Dr Pepper® Cherry Shakes. They were Delicious and everyone loved them.  It was a great afternoon and the shakes hit the spot on a hot summer day!  I win!  Plus with my award winning combination of  Starburst® Original, Skittles®, M&M’s® Plain, and M&M’s® Peanut – I knew that I would be a hit.

Before I get to the fun recipe – I want to ask – how do you entertain on a summer afternoon?  Leave me some more ideas in the comments please! And the best part?  Click here to receive instant savings on M&M’s®, SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars, Dr Pepper® Cherry, Skittles®, Pedigree Dentastix®! I’d love to hear your favorite ideas for making summer FUN!

Ok, I will have the recipe all ready for you below (so you can print it if you need it) but here’s how simple it is to have an impromptu Dessert Party.

  • Head to Walmart – make a list of treats you want to serve.  I loved the idea of hitting all the fun snack groups – chocolate, nuts and fruity – plus my fav soda
  • Get out several dishes or one large tray (I’m a tray fan – it makes my life easy)  Fill with all they yummy’s (to copy me use Starburst® Original, Skittles®, M&M’s® Plain, and M&M’s® Peanut)
  • Call guests and tell them to come over NOW
  • Serve one delish treat made to order – the perfect example is my Dr Pepper® Cherry Shakes.  Everyone will love you for them.
  • Relax, have fun and enjoy!

Other great cold beverages for summer: 

Cherry Lemonade
Cherry Lemonade

Cosmic Blueberry Milkshake
Your kids will go out of this world crazy for a Cosmic Blueberry Milkshake! Loaded with yummy berries and ice cream, this is a summer favorite.

Cherry Limeade
Make a big pitcher of our family favorite Cherry Limeade! Perfect for entertaining and summertime sipping, you'll love the sweet & tart combo of this beverage.

Dr Pepper® Cherry Shake

Dr Pepper® Cherry Shake


  • 1/2 C Maraschino cherries
  • 1 C Dr Pepper® Cherry Soda
  • about 3 C vanilla ice cream (more for thicker shakes - less for thinner - your choice!)


  1. Blend all together until the perfect consistency
  2. Serve immediately


Dr Pepper® Cherry Shakes are such a yummy dessert! Perfect summertime drink on a hot afternoon! Easy to make, you'll love this treat!

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