Weâ€™ve been hearing a lot lately about a special California treat called a date shake. It caught our interest immediately! What could be more delicious than a cool, creamy beverage flavored with our plump and delicious dates?
We gave a few recipes a whirl, and these shakes sure are something! Hereâ€™s the recipe we love for this chilly treat.
To start, chop up 1/3 of a cup of pitted dates. Put the dates in a small bowl and sprinkle 2 tbsp. of warm water over them. Let them soften up for about five minutes, then drain the water from the bowl and dump the dates in a blender pitcher.
Add one peeled, frozen banana to the pitcher, along with 2 cups of almond milk or cowâ€™s milk, 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream of frozen yogurt, and a handful of ice cubes. Blend up the mixture until you have a smooth, frosty concoction, and serve it topped with whipped cream and ground nutmeg. Delicious!
Have you ever had a date shake? What are some of your favorite variations? Weâ€™d love to hear more about our new favorite treat!