Date Shake Recipe - How To Make Date Shakes

Recipe Type: Beverage, Ice Cream, Dates Yields: 1 serving Prep time: 10 min


1/2 cup (approximately 5 dates) pitted California dates, coarsely chopped* 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup good-quality vanilla ice cream Whipped Cream (optional)

  • Preferably Medjool Dates. Other dates have thicker skins and don't blend as well.


In a blender, process  the dates and 1/4 cup milk at high speed until smooth. Add remaining 1/4 cup milk and vanilla ice cream; blending at low speed until well mixed.

Pour into a tall, chilled glass, top with whipped cream, and serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving.  


Chocolate Date Shake: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons chocolate syrup.

Chocolate Chip Shake: Substitute chocolate chip ice cream for the vanilla ice cream.

Orange Date Shake: Substitute 1/2 cup orange juice for 1/2 cup milk.