Dates can be expensive so when I had some leftover dates from making Sticky Toffee Pudding, I wanted to find another use for them as to avoid wastage. The dates I had were quite dry, unlike the Medjool variety, so I couldn’t just add them to a salad. Then I thought about the exotic sounding date milkshake that’s served in our local lebanese restaurant and thought this would be the perfect way to use up my dates! What’s more is that this recipe is ready in a flash with only 4 ingredients needed! A win-win situation if you ask me.
- 20 stoned dates
- 250 ml milk
- 1 small handful ice cubes (about 3 large icecubes)
- 1 generous pinch ground cinnamon
- Just chuck the dates into a liquidizer with the milk and blitz until smooth. Add the ice cubes and the ground cinnamon and whiz again. Serve straight away in tall glasses.
Note: if your milkshake is too sweet, add some more cinnamon to it. It will not have a strong taste of cinnamon but it will balance out the sweetness.
Recipe taken from Jamie oliver