Dates are rich in fiber, potassium and vitamins, and are also excellent for sweetening and thickening milkshakes. I use Medjool dates because they are the largest and sweetest variety. If you love dates like I do, make your shake extra chunky and eat it with a spoon.

Serves 2 to 3


  • 1/4 cup soy, rice or almond milk
  • 1 pint dairy-free vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup ice
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted


In a blender, combine nondairy milk and ice cream. Blend until smooth. Add more nondairy milk, if needed. Add ice and blend again until smooth. Add dates and blend until incorporated, leaving some chunky pieces remaining. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Copyright © 2013 by Chloe Coscarelli from Chloe's Vegan Desserts published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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