Date Shake

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The shake has the rich taste of dates. We recommend using Medjool dates for the most flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 2/3 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup 2% milk


  1. In a microwave-safe dish, combine dates and water; microwave, covered, on high for 30-45 seconds or until dates are softened. Cool completely.
  2. Place date mixture in a blender; cover and pulse until pureed. Add ice cream and milk; cover and process until blended. Serve immediately.
Date Shake Tips

What kind of dates should you use to make date shakes?

For these date shakes, you can use pitted chopped dates, or buy whole dates and remove the seeds yourself. Medjool dates tend to be softer and easier to bake with than other types of dates.

Do you have to soak the dates before making a date shake?

Without soaking the dates, they tend to be quite gritty and hard to blend. Soaking is an essential step in this date shake recipe!

How can you make date shakes your own?

Consider adding banana, walnuts, and maple syrup for a delicious twist. You can also add warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Pair this date shake with oatmeal bars for a dessert break that is naturally sweet and rich in fiber!

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Test Cook

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 305 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.