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Palm Springs Date Shake

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings


  • ¼ cup shelled walnuts
  • ½ cup pitted Medjool dates
  • ½ cup hot water
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • ¾ cup cracked ice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place ¼ cup of walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes – tossing the nuts midway through the cooking time – until slightly darkened in color. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  3. While nuts are cooling, place dates and hot water in a small bowl and soak for 10 minutes.
  4. Place dates and their soaking liquid, walnuts, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of a mini-food processor. Pulse, then process until a coarse paste forms.
  5. Place ice cream, ice, and the date paste into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  6. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.