Boozy Date Shake

By gabsimonelouise
October 19, 2014
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Boozy Date Shake

Author Notes: If you ever get the chance, taste a fresh date. There are so many varieties and they all have unique flavors that you can't find in store-bought dates. My mom gets sugary-sweet fresh dates at her farmer's market in California -- she is usually nice enough to share. Inevitably they end up in a box with some of my other favorite fall fruits from the homeland -- persimmons, pomegranates, quince -- which ends up on my doorstep here in Denver! It is true that I like to take innocent drinks and adult-ify them just a bit, so I add rum to my date shakes.gabsimonelouise

Food52 Review: A shake up from your usual cocktail. This cocktail is an apt prelude to an indulgent meal. Thick, creamy, and sweet -- it goes down easily. The date and banana flavors prevail, making it almost dessert.Sue

Serves: 2

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 5 dates (fresh if you can find them)
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons rum, or to taste
  1. Break up the frozen banana and blend it in a blender with the dates, cream, milk, and ice cubes. Once smooth, blend in the vanilla extract and rum. Easy enough?!

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