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Creamy Date Shake

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 5 – Spring / Summer 2014 – Caravan

The date palm, which traces its roots back to the Persian Gulf, is known as the tree of life—understandable since its fruit, buds, sap, fibers and nuts are believed to have 800 uses. We had only one in mind for our fleshy Medjools: a shake reminiscent of the frothy delights doled out by Palm Springs institutions like Hadley’s and Shields.

serves 4

  • 2 cups ice
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • ¾ cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup stirred, canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened, unflavored almond milk

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    Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.