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.

Recipe by Oxmoor House October 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 cups (3 to 4 servings)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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Chef's Notes

Note: Nutritional analysis is per shake.

Source

The Sunset Cookbook

Nutrition Facts

614 calories; calories from fat 30%; protein 9.2g; fat 20g; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 105g; fiber 6.8g; sodium 157mg; cholesterol 79mg.
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