In the iconic words of the notorious T. Swift, “Daters gonna date, date, date, date, date. Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake. Make this shake. This cinnamon date shake.” That’s how the song goes right? Shouldn’t we be drinking shakes when dealing with adversity? That’s why you see people well-equipped with a spoon, eating straight from the half gallon when they’ve reached their lowest point. And ice cream actually does make everything better. It’s a universal truth.
My husband convinced me to try my hand at creating a drool-worthy date milkshake. He travels to the Palm Springs area, date capital of the world, for work and always raves about the shake at Hadley’s farm.
I can make that! I thought to myself. And so I done went and did the thing.
Make this cinnamon date shake for a luxurious treat
The ingredients are extremely simple and straightforward, and it’s a delightful indulgence. Dates are nature’s candy, so it’s very sweet and creamy.
This cinnamon date shake is a yummy, cool treat to wrap up the rest of your summer, and the cinnamon is getting us ready for those pumpkin spice goodies that will be coming in the next few months. The perfect teaser for fall! (I’m ready to consume all the fall foods and drinks.)
Grab the recipe below and enjoy!
Sweet and Creamy Cinnamon Date Shake
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 tablespoon water
- 4-5 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Whipped cream
- Puree the dates and water in a food processor until it forms a paste, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the date paste, ice cream, milk, and cinnamon to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses, add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve immediately and enjoy.