Since we have been coming south...we make a couple trips a season the the Date Farms to enjoy a Date Shake.
I have watched them being made and thought I should try to make them.
I chopped up approximately 2 cup of dates.
Cooked them slowly in water....adding a little at a time...
just enough to make a soft paste of the cooked dates
I added about 3/4 cup of cooked dates to approximately 4 cups of vanilla ice cream.
I used my smoothie blender to mix it ..it needed a bit of liquid
so I added just enough coconut milk to make it blend
The shakes were delicious!!!..
I have to say that they taste just as good...maybe even better than the ones we buy....
So...now when we get company.... we'll go to the Date Farm to buy the dates..
and come home and enjoy the shake on our patio:)