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Creamy Date Shake

If you live anywhere in California or nearby, you’ve probably heard of date milkshakes and the pretty well-known stands at farms and orchards who sell them. I have lived in California, driven through it many times from all different angles and have never tried one, but I’ve heard plenty about them.

Date Shake

A date shake perfect for iftar, and a great way to incorporate dates into your diet 

This Ramadan I decided to make my own since we always have so many dates on hand and sometimes I just crave something creamy, delicious and healthy, too. 

dates and shake side by side

This date shake is great either at Suhoor or Iftar time and is beneficial in so many ways- full of fiber and dairy, it’s filling and healthy. Use Medjool dates (pitted) if you don’t have the Deglet Noor recommended in this recipe. You can also use whole milk instead of yogurt to thin it out a bit.

Creamy Date Shake

Serves 2


½ cup Deglet  Noor dates (pitted)

½  cup whole-milk yogurt

2 tablespoons heavy cream

½ cup whole milk

2 tablespoons honey (optional)


  1. Remove any seeds and stems from the dates.
  2. In a large blender combine all the ingredients and blend for at least one minute, or until the mixture is smooth or to the preferred texture.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve with a straw for easier drinking.


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  1. This is a great idea however too high in fat and calories for me. i’ll make a modification using almond milk and will probably add protein powder and leave out the yogurt.

    • Salaam

      I would agree! It sounds heavenly, but I would most likely use my skim milk and non-fat yogurt and maybe swap the honey for agave nectar. For the kids, however, I would use this recipe, as they have faster metabolism.

      Happy Ramadhan!

  2. I tried it once at a restaurant next to a beach in CA, it wasn’t the best. Your recipe sounds really good, I gotta try it!

  3. What a great idea!

  4. Masha Allah. Great Recipe. Non-fat yogurt and low fat milk should work. Thank you.

  5. If looking for something a bit more protein-heavy, my personal favorite is a chocolate-peanut butter date smoothie. It’s super easy to make and literally tastes like liquid Snickers, except without the guilt:

    Serves 1

    -1/4 cup milk (can substitute with non-fat yogurt for added thickness)
    -2 large medjool dates, pitted and split into quarters
    -1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I like MRM 100% All Natural Whey)
    -1 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter (personal choice is Santa Cruz Organic)
    -3/4 cup crushed ice

    You can also throw half, or a full banana in to make it extra creamy.

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