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.
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.
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. My recommendation is to 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
½ cup Deglet Noor dates (pitted) or Medjool dates (pitted)
½ cup whole-milk yogurt
2 tablespoons heavy cream
½ cup whole milk
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
- Remove any seeds and stems from the dates.
- 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.
- Pour into glasses and serve with a straw for easier drinking.