Total Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 cups (3 to 4 servings)

One of the great foods of the Sunshine State, the date shake is exactly what you want to be slurping while visiting baking-hot date country near Palm Springs. Our favorite shake is the one at Shields Date Gardens, in Indio. Shields uses its own date "crystals"—dehydrated Deglet Noor and Blonde dates (the latter is one of its signature varieties). You can order these online (shieldsdategarden.com) or substitute fresh, we we've done here. This shake is sensational with a shot of rum stirred in.

How to Make It

In a blender, blend dates and milk until smooth and super-frothy. Add ice cream and pulse a few times, until just blended.

Chef's Notes

Note: Nutritional analysis is per shake.

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