How To Thaw Frozen Cherries In Cold Water
This is a good option if you want to defrost the frozen cherries in less time, but you don't want to accidentally over-nuke them in the microwave.
Fill a bowl with the frozen cherries, but leave room for water.
Fill the rest of the bowl with cold water (not warm or hot.)
Set a timer to go off in 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes is up, squeeze a cherry to feel if it’s still frozen. If so, replace the water with more cold water and set another timer to go off in 5 minutes.
When the cherries have thawed, drain the water.