My Version of Morir Soñando

February 11, 2016
Photo by aliyaleekong
Author Notes

You don’t have to peel the dates if your blender is up for the job, but if you do plan to peel, there is a trick. Place the dates in a small heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and wait 3 to 5 minutes: You should be able to see the skins loosening. Strain and peel with ease. —aliyaleekong

  • Serves 4 to 6 (yields 5 cups)
  • 3 cups almond, cashew, or coconut milk
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed (blood) orange juice
  • 2 to 3 Medjool dates, pitted (and peeled, optional—see headnote)
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
In This Recipe
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until uniform and frothy. Serve over ice. This is best served immediately, as it can separate when it sits.

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