How to make the perfect date shake: Recipes and tips


If you are looking for a delicious and healthy snack or breakfast option, a date shake is a great choice. Dates are a fantastic source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and they add natural sweetness to your shake without the need for added sugar. Here are some tips and recipes to help you make the perfect date shake at home!


Recipe 1: Creamy banana date shake 


This recipe combines creamy frozen bananas, sweet and nutritious dates, and nutty peanut butter to create a satisfying and wholesome shake. The chia seeds add a dose of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 5-6 Deglet noor dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon



  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. If the shake is too thick, add more milk until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


Recipe 2: Classic Medjool date shake with vanilla ice cream


Here is a recipe that uses Medjool dates, which are larger and sweeter than Deglet noor dates, and vanilla ice cream to create a rich and indulgent shake. Nutmeg or cinnamon adds a warm and cozy flavor. Here’s what you’ll need



  • 4-5 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in 1/2 cup milk for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream (or vegan alternative)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon



  1. In a blender, combine the soaked dates and milk and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining milk, vanilla ice cream, and nutmeg or cinnamon, and blend until creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


Recipe 3: Flavor twists for a pro date shake


If you want to switch up the flavor of your date shake, try one of these variations:

  • Cardamom Cashew: Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom and 1 tablespoon cashew butter to your shake.
  • Rose Pistachio: Add 1/4 teaspoon rose water and 1 tablespoon unsalted pistachios to your shake.
  • Saffron Almond: Add a few drops of saffron water, a handful of almonds, and a dash of almond flavor to your shake.
  • Cinnamon Pecan: Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 tablespoon pecans to your shake.


Tips for making the perfect date shake

  • Use ripe and soft dates for maximum sweetness and creaminess.
  • Soaking the dates in milk or water can help to soften them and make them easier to blend.
  • Use frozen bananas or ice cubes instead of ice for a thicker shake.
  • Experiment with different types of milk, such as almond, soy, or oat, to find your favorite flavor and consistency.
  • Add protein powder, yogurt, or silken tofu to boost the protein content of your shake.
  • Garnish your shake with chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or fresh fruit for extra flavor and texture.


In conclusion, a date shake is a tasty and nutritious treat you can make at home with just a few simple ingredients. Try these recipes and tips to create your perfect date shake and enjoy all the health benefits and flavors that dates offer. For more inspiration, read our other blogs too!