Creamy Date Shakes


Here’s a recipe for a delicious, refreshing treat that doesn’t rely on sugar to satisfy a milkshake craving. The butterscotch-y flavor is courtesy of Medjools, a moist and chewy variety of dates. Known for their hints of caramel, they add a satisfying dessert vibe to any dish they touch. Plus the addition of hemp seeds gives this treat functionality with a boost of protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids.

Creamy Date Shakes Recipe
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
2 serves


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other nondairy milk

  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted and halved

  • 1 cup ice

  • ¼ cup hemp seeds

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, plus more for serving


  1. Process milk, dates, ice, hemp seeds, and cinnamon in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Dust with cinnamon.

Chef's Notes

Hemp seeds: This superfood is truly deserving of the title. Often labeled “hemp hearts,” the seeds are packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and have more than 6 grams of protein per 2-tablespoon serving. Mild and a touch nutty, they add a nutritional punch to smoothies, salads, grain bowls, and energy balls. Store in the fridge or freezer for a longer shelf life.

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